Monday, December 27, 2010

Noir Scarflette & Eyelet Skirt

I was going through my failed sewing projects and found this skirt that I had sewn a few months ago.  I had botched the hem and could not fix it or it would be too short for me. 
This skirt is a black cotton eyelet and I lined it in a white stretch cotton fabric.  I cut this skirt on the bias with a side zipper.  So while I was designing my scarflette I thought about this skirt and how it would look nice when worn together.  I made the bias trim for the scarflette and added the same trim to the hem of my skirt.
From one of my sewing books I got instructions on how to make your own bias trim and it is easy!

The scarflette is also my own design and very easy to make.  Just measure how long and wide you want the scarflette to be and cut into half, sew the back together, this one I made just reaches below my shoulders.  

  Then add your hood.  I used a hoodie pattern that I already had.  Add your trim or serge or sew the edges & your done!
 I am always cold in the winter even driving with the heat on because I'm usually getting in & out of the car running errands or getting Starbucks like I did today after getting the middle childs retainer replaced! So this scarflette is great for keeping me extra warm!

Its also warm to wear without the hood.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Coco Capelet & Skirt

 I found this violet tweed boucle wool fabric and loved it.  This is the second hooded capelet that I have made from this violet fabric.  This one has pockets, button and hook & eye closure too. 

To make the skirt I used a pencil tweed skirt that fits me perfect and used that as a pattern.
I kept the selvages at the bottom of the skirt and stitched above because I like the darker contrast.

    This is the hood.

       I wore this on a cold night when we took the family to dinner at our favorite restaurant Sagres!

The hood is warm for our cold Vancouver nights!