Sunday, June 21, 2009

Slow sewing ...

I've made little and slow progress this weekend. The spirit is willing, but somehow when I get to my sewing room it all goes away and I stare out the window a lot.
I did, however, make some progress with the June Capsule Contest garments. I made B5250 wide leg pants in chocolate brown wool.
The don't photograph well and the light is too poor today to do outside shots on me (it's raining again). This is a lovely wool blend suiting from Gorgeous Farbics, but because wool and I don't get on very well, I lined them with charmeuse, which feels delightful on my skin and gives these pants a lovely drape and flow.

I had a little fabric left over, so I made a skirt from my TNT pattern, also lined with charmeuse.As well as working for my JCC2, these garments also fit my vanilla choc orange wardrobe.

I've also included a shot of the skirt modelled by Vera, with some fabric that I will use to make a blouse. Although it's hard to tell from this shot, the fabric has purpley brown leaves and a limey greenish flower in it and it ties the jacket and skirt together really well. I just need one more top after that, so the June 30 deadline shouldn't be a problem!

It's pouring rain again, so I'm off to have a glass of Shiraz in the bath and then peruse some patterns for my blouse.

6 comments:

Gail said...

I wouldn't call that slow. I love the way the mustard and the chocolate combine.

BConky said...

Sounds like you got a lot done. How nice you had enough material to make that cute skirt.

toy said...

ohh, those pants looks so luxurious with that lining, yummo!

Faye Lewis said...

Wonderful pieces! Question? When you line your pants do you have to make the pants a little bit larger to accommodate the lining? I just can't remember. I know you don't have to make skirt larger to accommodate a lining, it probably the same for pants. Just thought I'd ask.

gwensews said...

You're not so slow. Meticulous takes time. You have a nice wardrobe in the works.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Wow, those pants look gorgeous on the inside! I'd take my time if I knew I would get that result.