I’ve been chasing my tail trying to decide on what to sew next. The main things I need are active-wear and everyday clothes that I won’t mind getting dirty. So many ideas, but where to start? Sound all too familiar?
So I thought I’d make a mood board of my wish list. While I was doing this, I decided to scale the inspiration photos in size based on how much I wanted/needed to make the item. It was a good way to try to come up with some sort of prioritised list. I’m mainly looking at the styles here, the colours are likely to be different. Mostly shades of grey, pink, olive and brown – depending on what is in my stash – along the lines of the colour palettes in the last board. Continue reading “Sewing Inspiration: Winter 2017”→
To put my fashion flats drawings to the test, I’ve been using them to plan my summer sewing. Two possible wardrobes are emerging with the colour scheme coming from the choice of swimsuit fabric. One is a colourful ink-blotch print and the other is a striking digital print.
After doing the tech drawings, I’ve scanned them in so I have a digital copy that are all the same scale. It was fairly easy to identify a few of the designs which didn’t suit me. I also printed a reduced scale version that I cut up like playing cards to match with the fabrics I had in mind. It made mixing and matching the patterns a lot easier as I could compare the proportions of a top with a bottom. Continue reading “Summer wardrobe planning”→
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to watch and make use of the Craftsy classes I’ve accumulated. I’ve also stuffed my ankle so I’m looking for more sedentary things to do at the moment (twiddling my thumbs for 3-4 months is going to test my patience).
As today is the last official day of winter, it is time to checking on my progress with my Winter SWAP plans. The format for the SWAP is the same for my previous swap. This format helps me focus on the colour and the wildcards allow a bit of fun as the don’t have to be worn will ALL of the other pieces.
Some of my pieces are for work, some business-casual and others for the weekend. Mostly I've used patterns I've used before which meant I didn't have to worry about fitting. Two patterns, both from My Image magazine, have been on my stash for too long and I'm so glad I tried them.
☑plain knit tops to wear under a jacket, esp cream and black
☑black jeans and dressy pants
☑red jeans to go with the Tosti jacket
Nice to have:
☑dressy knit jacket
☒ hand-woven jacket - sadly I didn't finish this project. I made the body section of a Chanel style jacket - complete with quilting. But shelved the project because I accidentally cut one of the front pieces from the sampling section. -> My check pattern was wider on one front than the other. I may come back and re-cut the piece or re-dye the fabric
Overall I think it has been a success. My favourite pieces are the biker jacket and utility jacket. The other solid tops and pants mean I have plenty of options to wear them.