Long lost photos of the blue silk dress with hairpin lace, silk jacket with embroidery, covered button and bound button-hole, cotton sateen dress from the cover of La Mia Boutique.
A sewing, knitting, felting and crochet blog by Mirela Popovici
I had this fabric for more than a year. I started work on this at about the same time…just finished before an anniversary trip to Zion National Park this October.
Some would think of this one as a softshell…I think the fabric is rather stiff.
The fabric from Rocky woods mentioned in a previous post.
Gore® Soft Shell with microfleece liner – Grey
Water repellent, smooth woven face
Waterproof Gore-Tex membrane
I glued the stitches with Seam Grip to weather proof the little holes my sewing needle makes in the goretex membrane.
I used the reflective zippers and sewn zipped pockets, takes some time, but it is actually easier then it “seams”.
Finally happy with the coat and the fact that I got to see some colder weather and wear it.
I always try to place the patterns differently than the pattern instructions, in order to use less fabric and maybe squeeze in another top or skirt or even a belt in there.
Remember my angels blouse with all the little cut out angles reapplied to the fabric?
But check out this wonderful design for a jacket with ZERO waste: http://issuu.com/foyacollective/docs/precarious_cut_workbook
What do you do with all the scraps? I have a drawer full with scrap and I don’t quilt…at least not yet.