Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cake sewing ...

Now that StephC over at 3 Hours Past has put the idea of cake sewing into my head, I think about it every time I sew.  I've been guilty of what I call 'folly sewing' in recent times.  This little jacket is BWOF 03-10-102 (I can't link to it for some reason).  I've made it before and I really like it.  The pattern calls for three buttons but I only put one button at the neck and tucked it under the collar.  The fabric is a cotton blend from Gorgeous Fabrics.  It is an orangey red, probably what people call jaffa.  It's hard to tell from this picture, but it has a dark purple, aqua and white stripe with a crinkly gold thread.  It pairs well with the purple skirt I made a few weeks ago as well as my purple jeans.

 I understitched the collar to ensure it would sit properly.  I love the shape of this collar and the sweet little curved stand that makes it sit so perfectly.
 Here are some gratuitous inside shots for StephC.  I've lined it with a dark purple, also from Gorgeous Fabrics
 Here's the label I used this time.




 

This is a shot of the cute litte button I've used.  It's another vintage button from the op shop, made from some kind of shell.  You can see the colours quite well in this shot.



While I was threaded up in orange I made some shorts as well. These are BWOF 07-09-113 which were cuffed, but I've left the cuff off.  The waistband facing is leftover purple denim from my recent skirt and jeans (it's almost all gone now) and the pocket bags are from the same purple lining as the jacket.  The zipper was from stash (op shop purchase more than ten years ago) and the button was from a $10 for a kilo bag I bought at the button shop in Newtown a few years ago.  I plan to wear this with a white t shirt and an aqua cardigan I saw at the op shop.  I like the tacky golf-shorts feel of this garment.









Something screwy is going on with formatting so I apologise for this being all over the place!
 
Last up is a long forgotten refashion that I discovered in a plastic tub, while doing a bit of a cleanup after being inspired by Peter at Male Pattern Boldness and his stash organisation.  I discovered quite a few unfinished things and bits of fabric I had completely forgotten about, so you may see more tomorrow.  This is a black, orange, mustard and chartreuse boucle cut down from an oversized 50c skirt op shop skirt.  Ironically, it goes perfectly with the chartreuse version of the checked jacket I made last year.
 

10 comments:

Gail said...

Three great pieces. Particularly like the new jacket with that awesome purple lining.

Carolyn said...

That jacket is perfectly adorable :)

prttynpnk said...

I just love this!! I'm digging out my Burda stash as soon as I control my drooling- so cute!

Karin said...

The jacket is so cute! And sew beautifully sewn too. I am drooling!

kbenco said...

How cute, what great colours! The 90 degree matching of the collar and body stripes on the jacket is so impressive, and I love the diagonal buttonhole.

beurreblanc said...

Fabulous! All of it!
-Sewingelle

Janine said...

Cute jacket and shorts and superwoman stripe/check matching ! That is no mean feat.

velosewer said...

I love pieces that look stunning - like yours. What a talent you have for matching stripes!

Malady said...

That jacket makes me drool with jealousy that it does not live in my closet. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Summer Flies said...

I've loved that Burda jacket pattern when I saw Sherry's in pink, but I LOVE that fabric and what a star with your matching.. that looks amazing. I haven't been doing too much blog reading (or much else) the last 4 months but I'm raring to go!