Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Simplicity 3750

I wasn't even going to make this again (even though I'd already cut the fabric pieces out), but then I saw a great version on the internet (which I can't find anymore). But, the band across the middle really doesn't flatter me at all, so I made a few changes. I added 2 cm to the top, and 1 cm to the bottom of the bodice, an extra inch to the bodice width (for more gathering), 2 inches to the length. Since the band was also the tie, and I did away with the band, I added back ties, but set them lower at the waist. Wonderful Jellyspec gave me this great fabric.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabric volcano for my son´s train set

My son is really interested in volcanoes at the moment, so I made him a fabric volcano for his train set, out of the remaining scraps I had left. The orange stuff is supposed to be lava flowing down the mountain... I think he likes it - at least it is useful as a hat... Gosh our living room was messy that day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weekend Sewing Slippers

I had a go at the guest slippers from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing book. Its getting colder here, so I made both the lining and outside from fleece - the brightest colour I could find because I am always losing my slippers around the house. The fleece was a bit thick to turn the seams underneath and sew a base on, so I just kept the seam on the outside and zig-zag stitched over it. Due to the thick fabric, I added 2 cm to the top seams all the way around.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

More fabric mountains

I've made more fabric mountains for my son's train set. I covered them in the kiwiana range fabric from Spotlight. I''m now working on a fabric volcano.

Simplicity 2092 tshirt

I did my first tshirt, Simplicity 2092 from the Sew U Home Stretch Book (The Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics). I should have read the book before buying the fabric, as I mistakenly chose a knit (an interlock I think) with no spandex % in it = low stretch. I put a scoop neck on it, which was not in the book. My commercial tshirts are all very slightly shaped at the waist, and I think I'd alter the pattern like that for my next tshirt, as I also think the tshirt is a bit boxy (although again that might just be the interlock fabric). I'd also add an inch to the length. I'll definitely make more, but from better fabric.

Butterick 4549 View D

Here is View D of Butterick 4549 (B4549). I like it, and it was easy to make, but I'm not a big fan of side zips. I took a cm off the neckline, because when I made a test muslin of the pattern last year, the neckline seemed really high at the time, but I should have just left it as it was in the pattern.