Sunday, January 31, 2010

This weekend

I've had a fairly productive weekend, sewing wise. First up is another shirt for Grant's SWAP. It's a long sleeved, collared versiono of his TNT BWOF shirt. There are no buttons as yet as my stash yielded nothing that worked with the style or colour. It will be the first time in a long while that I've actually had to buy buttons. The second picture is a closeup of the cuff placket with a little machine embroidery detail. Once the buttonholes are done there will be more embroidery on the front button placket.


I made myself a skirt from this Style pattern I bought at the op shop for 20c.
It's dated 1991 but to my mind is pretty timeless. The jacket has no shoulder pads and is quite fitted. The highwaisted skirt style is very similar to another Vogue pattern I bought last year. I've never used Style before and I know nothing about them, but this pattern fits like a glove straight from the pack.
My photography is a little crappy so you can't see the kick pleat, but it's there. I like this skirt so much that I have even cut out another one already this afternoon. It is a very flattering style for me. I will probably wear it to work tomorrow with my black and red linen blouse.
Technically, this isn't part of my SWAP. As I seem to have way more than the required 11 garments, I have decided to just keep sewing and pick the 11 that work together best at the end. To that end, I have cut out another three tops, one dress and one skirt this afternoon. I did plan to cut a jacket as well, but the fabric wasn't dry, so I drank some champagne instead.

7 comments:

RuthieK said...

Carol, I have that skirt pattern, bought when it first came out but never used. It is great to see it sewn up!

Elaray said...

I like the subtle detail on the sleeeve placket. I just finished a placket last night, and my first thought was to run upstairs and embroider on it. But the fabric is print and it would never show. But I will try to remember for the next time.

Kathi said...

Very pretty items, I particularly like the style of the skirt!
Go ahead and make a skirt just like mine. I don't think we will be running into each other at the bank or post office!!!!!!!

kbenco said...

The embroidery is inspired, just enough to be interesting but still wearable. The skirt is classic and smart.

Sharon said...

Love the emboridery, it is subtle and stylish and your red skirt is TDF.

gwensews said...

The embroidery on the sleeve placket is really a terrific touch! wow!

Morzel: said...

The embroidery is such a great idea! Love love love that detail.