Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trying my hand at draping

I just ordered: Draping: The Complete Course Paperback by Karolyn Kiisel.  In two days I saw this reviewed on two different blogs. I will write a review post.

I am working a pair of navy linen pants for my oldest son's girlfriend, to be worn on the flight to Thailand in November.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wearable muslin?

I just completed McCall's 6515, view D.

The pants are too big everywhere except for my waist. I purchase size E5, the smallest is a 14... It is really not as bad as it sounds but the crotch length is too long.

I will most likely wear them one day, but I put the remake in my queue and use the Sandra Betzina "pants fitting techniques" Craftsy course I purchased awhile back.

I think I did a pretty good job with the waistband and zipper insertion, using one of Mimi g's tutorials.

Front view pleats and matched pretty good at the center front seam.

side view, invisible zipper and matching at the seam

hand-stitched waistband

machine finished waistband at the zipper

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Self-drafted jumper...

First please excuse the straps....
Second please excuse the bad cell phone picture...

I made this using Mimi g's jumper tutorial I purchase in June or July.
the only changes I made was that I added a front drape.
I like how it turned out.
The only thing I would change is the adding about three inches to the pants length.

Love and blessings,


Friday, October 4, 2013

Better late than never....

I started working on McCalls 6700  back before my son came home for spring break.

Son home = sewing in the living room.

Needless to say I never got around to finishing this until the Friday before Labor Day. I wore it that night to a birthday dinner/karaoke party. My husband took some pictures but none of them were blog worthy.

 So is the dress on Dora. I added a lining to the bodice and a slip down to the split I added.

Love and Blessings,

Stay tuned... upcoming DVD review..

Yesterday I received the DVD set from that I had won. It is Gentleman Jim's Alteration dvd set. I will try to watch this weekend (if I do not have my grandson over).

If you have not done so already head over to The Lost Art of Fine Tailoring and pick up your copy.. He is having a 50%off sale!

Although I have not watched the dvds yet, I have watched all his videos so I feel confident suggesting the purchase!

Love and Blessings,