High on my sewing list this winter has been to knock-off a couple of North Face jackets. I’ve been planning to sew the Denali jacket using Kwik Sew 3813 ever since the pattern came out. When searching for detailed pictures of the inside of the jacket, I came across photos of the Pseudio Moto jacket. Oh! Wow! I had to make my own Continue reading “The North Face Pseudio Biker and Denali Jacket Knock-offs”
I joined the Pattern Stash contest on PR to help me use up some of the patterns that I’ve put in the ‘gunnawundae’ bucket. I have no desire to win, just to challenge myself to use the patterns I have. Many tie in with my winter sewing plans, so that is a big bonus. Pattern hacking was ruled out ( a blessing in disguise) so I started looking at some of my lingerie and accessory patterns. Here is the short list… Continue reading “The glove challenge begins ….”
At the top of my list for winter sewing was some plain knit tops, especially cream and black, that can wear under jackets. Next in line was a pair of black jeans.
For the tops, I went the top from McCalls M5890 (now OOP). I’d this so many times that I had to re-trace the pattern because the original was falling apart. The main reason that I keep going back to this pattern is because of the princess seams. I use a binding of the neckline and armholes rather than the turned & stitched edges suggested. I keep meaning to graft in a V neck.. I’ll get there … gunnawundae!
Anyway here they are. The black is a lightweight silk jersey while the bone and dark red tops are mid-weight viscose. Nothing really exciting but they work well with other items in my closet – especially the dark red one with the Tosti jacket. Continue reading “Winter wardrobe sewing catch-up: Basic Knit tops and not-so basic jeans”
When this pattern was first released I was really excited. I had seen a similar style in RTW on Anthropology and more recently, the Style Arc Marie Jacket pattern. The different closures were appealing, especially view C with the toggle closure.
I made it up in a lightweight printed mesh. The fabric is gorgeous but doesn’t show up well in the photographs. I guess I had high hopes for this pattern. It is OK, but because it feels a little long on me, I’m not loving it as much as I hoped I would. Continue reading “Pattern Review: McCall 7199 in Printed Mesh”