Showing posts from March, 2016

Moreish March - So More of Vogue 9067.

I've been quietly busy with some simple sewing over the last few weeks.  Simple is best when you are stuck with doing lots of tedious paperwork that takes all the concentration.  I decided to plug the last couple of holes in my summer wardrobe by making two more of  palazzo pants from Vogue 9067. I have found both versions of the pants in this pattern to suit me nicely.  My original post for the wide leg pants  can be found here.    So please read this post if you want to find out more about this pant.  If you just want the bare bones, this is an elastic waist pant, and I inserted side pockets from the tapered pants into the wide leg pants. Otherwise, for long time followers, I will just get on with the photos and not bore you... BLACK COTTON LAWN PANTS:  I made these full length because I will wear them whenever I want a full length black pant to wear during our hot and humid summer.  I'll make some longer line tunics to go with them next summer. COT

The Making of a New Summer Dress...

I am catching up with some back blogging.  I have a few garments made but not yet blogged, so I went on a self photo binge this morning - and still have not found a good place for light in this house yet.  Not yet a priority, but one day.  Sewing is my main focus...which is why I have a backlog of things to blog.  Plus I hate doing the photos.   Anyway, on with the story... Last year I purchased 2.2 metres of poly-cotton from Spotlight, planning to make a dress.  When I rethought the plan in front of a full length mirror at home, I decided that a dress did not look right in this fabric.  So I decided to make a skirt as well.  I chose Burda 6937, version B,  an elastic waist skirt with CB and side seams and a front pleat: This skirt took 1.6 metres.  I made sure that it was long enough for me as it looked short on the model.  I had a chunk left over and a piece along the side of the 1.6.  I could just get a top out of this if I could just take a bit out of the lengt

Just for the record...

 Last week I posted another version of Vogue 9067 tapered pants, this time made in a lovely black and white print rayon.  If you missed the post,  you can find it here. I usually buy the amount of fabric the pattern recommends, but sometimes find I can cut the garment from much less.  I don't assume this though - I have been caught out making this assumption. This time, though, I did have a leftover piece after cutting the pants.  Just enough for another top made from New Look 6273:   This is a really simple two piece top.  I face the neckline instead of using binding.  On this version I did a rolled hem at the sleeves instead of using binding, and this works better for this top - I suspect because the binding I can purchase is stiff and unyielding.  So in the future, I will do narrow roll hems for the sleeve hem. There isn't really much to say, except this is a favourite top in the hot, humid weather we have.  It's loose and roomy (which I prefer

How many ways do I love Vogue 9067? Now in Rayon...

 This is the third version of the tapered leg pants found in Vogue Pattern 9067:  This pattern has two styles of pant - tapered with in seam side pockets, and wide legged with no pockets.  Both pants have elastic in the waist - something I am loving more and more. I have made this version of the pants before in plain  black calico, as a house basic - you know the sorts of pants that are really not meant to be smart, but functional for all those sort of functional jobs that have to be done: If you are interested in the post for the black calico pants, you will find it   here. As I knew the pants would fit me, I just went straight ahead and cut them out.  Well, nearly.  I was just going to go straight ahead and cut them out when I noticed that the pattern I though had no nap because it was so squiggly, did in fact have a nap.  The curves only ran in one direction vertically and one direction horizontally.  In the nick of time - I was literally just about to c