Monday, September 28, 2009

Black blouse finished, new project started

I finished my black blouse yesterday. Here is the result.

The details are very hard to see as black is a terrible colour to photograph. In the second photo at least you can see a bit better what the fabric looks like. It's plain black with shiny stripes. But hey, you can see the shape anyway and I think that turned out really nice.
Normally I have a size 44 but since this was a pattern from the nineties, I could easily do with a size 42. Glad I decided on that or else it would have been huge. It still has rather a lot of space but I like that for this pattern.

Being a nineties-pattern, I wonder weather I should put in some shoulderpads, because I really think this blouse requires them. I have some in my stash so that could be tried. Not sure yet tough. The common opinion nowadays is that wearing shoulderpads is about as bad as you can get, fashionwise. I disagree totally. People seem to forget that shoulderpads come in various sizes and that you can choose a very modest pair, just to give your garment that little bit of shoulder that you might be lacking. I'm glad they're still here!! Today I cut the fabric for a dress. It's a KnipMode pattern from the dresses-special. The fabric is a bit heavy, has some stretch in it alltough I wonder weather it has enough stretch to put on without a zipper, but I'll try and test along the way. The color is beautiful, a petrol-blue. I can't wait to see what will be the end-result. It should be a fairly easy dress to make. No difficult details, just straightforward sewing. Tomorrow (or actually, today!) on my weekly day-off, I will start sewing this beauty.
More to come.

Gr. Lilian

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The first of hopefully many

Hello everyone,

This will be the first of hopefully many posts. Having read and followed so many blogs out there in sewingland, I finally came to the conclusion that it was about time I started some blogging of my own. So here it is, after a bit of constructionwork, my first post on my very own blog. I think it's exciting and I really am gonna try to post regularly and show you guys all the things I will be making and the (baby)steps of getting there. I think it makes sewing even more fun when you can share it. For fall I allready have some projects lined up. Starting with these fabrics:

The white dotted fabric is a very soft and rather thin babycord. It will turn into a blouse someday. The two sides have a different pattern so I will take the dotted side for the outside of the blouse and the other side will be on the side of the collar that shows.
The purple/white dotted fabric should become a blouse with a volant. The army-green fabric also has to become a blouse. (OMG, there are gonna be a lot of blouses in my wardrobe this fall and winter).
Finally, the blue jeans is gonna turn into a skirt.
But for now I will be working on a black blouse. It's almost finished. I only have to cut open the buttonholes (already sewed them), and attach the buttons.

So, goodbye for now. I still wil have to do some constructionwork on this blog before it looks like someting that 'works'. And then back to the blouse I'm working on. Want to know what it's gonna look like? Keep following me and I'll show you.

Gr. Lilian