Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Sewing ...

My SWAP is officially complete now that I have finished this Kwik Sew 3334 jacket.
It was the first item started and was the last one finished, ironically. The pattern is unlined, so I drafted my own lining pattern. I used a satin that is way stiffer than I expected, which turns out to be a good thing, given that this spring tweed is very limp and gets moreso after wearing for a while. I've worn the skirt twice and already it looks saggy. Here are a couple of shots of the inside of the jacket.
The lining looks a little screwy in this shot, but it is flat in real life. I've also added a little white on white embroidery at the top of the pleat that you can't really see in this picture. If you can see it, you will notice that I sewed it crooked! This next shot is for Faye and shows how badly I inserted the pink satin piping between the facing and the lining.

In addition to finishing the jacket, I hemmed the jeans for my SWAP and made DH a pair of camouflage pants from his TNT pants pattern. I forgot to photograph them, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Today I made this dress for myself. It's the first item from my Vanilla Choc Orange autum into winter wardrobe. It's BWOF 09-2007-117. It's a stretch voile and I lined it with cotton poplin for body as it was a little flimsy on its own.

It's kind of cute on and I have a pair of dark brown pumps that match it perfectly. I've also tried it with a tan peep-toe pair and my favourite orange shoes. Soon as I figure out the self timer I'll show these garments on me instead of Vera. Here's a close up of the front neckline.

11 comments:

Gail said...

Your new dress is fantastic. I love the fabric. Can I ask where you bought it?

Shannon said...

Your finished jacket looks great! Also, the dress is wonderful - love, love, love that fabric!

cidell said...

YAY!!! And, that dress is one of my favorite patterns!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

All your garments look wonderful :)

Erica B. said...

I love both pieces! Just lovely!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Wait, we're supposed to see some sort of imperfection in that piping? Because it looks good to me! Love both projects.

Faye Lewis said...

Your jacket is beautiful. I wanted to use piping on the one I did but really chickened out.

LMG said...

I love your fabric and the dress pattern. I jsut got a similar pattern this morning thinking of making a jumper type/vintage type dress. based on your fabric, I think mine will be good for that type of shape

Vicki said...

Fabulous jacket and dress! Congrats on finishing the SWAP too.

Dawn said...

Wow, I love this dress fabric. I really should get that BWOF magazine for that dress pattern. I've liked every version I've ever seen of it.

Morzel: said...

Beautiful pieces! This dress will look stunning on you!