Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chanel......ish pants

I normally do not sew pants as I hardly wear them,

but the Chanel S/S 2013 collection that was shown last October changed my mind when I saw these come down the runway.

It was the sandals that caught my eye but the pants were interesting enough for me to try & make.

I used a poly cotton nylon fabric that resembled the Chanel perforated pants.  I first used this McCalls' 6404 legging pattern but it was too form fitting even though I cut a size bigger.

My only other pant pattern is this one that I made pants for my middle daughter a couple of years ago.
I omitted the drawstring & it worked much better for me!

Looking at this photo, I do need to work on my hems & next time will hand sew.  Maybe even try a real pant pattern with a zipper :)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fashion Star

The only way I will ever be a Fashion Star is sew this maxi dress from the McCall's 6700 pattern.

a truly easy pattern to sew & I fell in love with the fabric so I had to sew it right away Merche, lol!

I was own my own for photographs today & my remote for my dslr needed a new battery so these photos are not the best.

The bodice I sewed at night & only realized the next day when I went to iron that I did not set the tension properly for this puckering & a mess :(
This fabric also frays a lot so unpicking my stitches not an option.

I bought the last 2.5 meters of this sold out fabric so I am wondering how to fix this....any ideas?

The skirt pieces of this pattern were huge & the tie belt took a large part of the fabric but I love it.

The shoulder ties were the opposite, so small that I could not turn inside I made a chain strap (leftovers from a purse project).  I sewed it on by hand.

Could not get any decent photos of the back but here & you can see the fraying.....

this was how most of my photos turned out today

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

I heart Paisley

So much for using fabric from my stash as I found this silk paisley thrifting at my local church sale.  

I added the rose pink lace from the Project Runway collection that is now in the clearance bins at my local fabric stores.

I made a simply A-line pattern & used a McCall's pattern for the sleeves.

Not so good with the remote on my new dslr Pentax K-r camera!

I found this adorable scissor ring at a boutique near where my middle daughter works!  The matching earrings will be shown soon.

I just love pink paisley!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

sometimes you can't make it work

as with this Butterick 5602 view A, pattern.

I had this psychedelic paisley cotton in my stash now for a couple of years & have made sachets with them & thought how lovely a dress would look.

  I also had this tangerine satin crepe that I thought would be fun for the lining.  The black contrast was Ponte de Roma knit so there is total mix of fabrics being used.  I am really trying to use the fabric I already own.  There was quite a bit of hand sewing & the bow pattern instructions did not make any sense to me.

I have used this pattern before to make View C of this dress (chambray denim) which turned out O.K.  Now that I have made 2 dresses I realize that some patterns are not for your body type.....this being one of them.

I have moved on though, continuing with my love for paisley with this pink Silk paisley that I thrifted & am making it work.....into a dress, of course!

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