|Pattern Review ||4/24/16 0:47 AM|
|Contest - Endless Combinations 2016 Endless Combinations Contest 2016 |
All my plans for this contest flew out the window when our hot, dry summer continued into April. Fitting winter clothes in 35-degree heat is not on.
In the meantime, with a self-imposed fabric and pattern fast for 2016, I looked to my stash for suitable pieces and came up... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/22/16 10:16 PM|
|Kwik Sew - 3691 Tunic & Top |
This time I made View B with all the adjustments made previously. My preference is for the collared version, but there was not enough fabric.
I used a small piece of silk jacquard that's been in my stash for about eighteen years, purchased from the Chinese Emporium in Hong Kong
This is a simple p... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/19/16 2:38 AM|
|Vogue Patterns - 2262 |
For my third version I made exactly the same frankenpatterned version as the red silk.
This one was made from a not inexpensive small piece of silk that I bought from the Silk Store when it was located in the Piccadilly Arcade in Sydney. With this pattern in mind, it's been in my stash since 2005,... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/19/16 2:26 AM|
|Burda - 6906 Pants |
I made View A with all the fitting adjustments and suggestions from the shorts made previously
Fabric Used: A poly/viscose gabardine from Stonemountain & Daughter in Berkley CA.
I made them to pattern, shortening them by 8cm at the adjustment line and then taking up a further 1cm when hemming the... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/13/16 10:47 PM|
|Vogue Patterns - 2450 |
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, lined vest has length/topstitch variations and front separating zipper.
I made View E without the shaped hem
Pattern Sizing: 6-8-10
I cut an 8 for the neck and shoulders and a 10 for the rest. It is loose fitting as I would normally require at least a 12 at... more...
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