Sunday, September 25, 2011

...and it's not even my birthday

I don't mean to make you all jealous or anything....but.....well, how shall I put this.....

Ain't this fantastic?! I'm so glad this friend of a friend knew of my sewing or else this would all have ended up in the paperbin. 19 magazines I can add to my already extensive collection of sewingmagazines. There are 17 Burda's (one I read outside and I forgot to bring it in for the picture), 1 Sandra Mode and 1 Easy Fashion. All of them are from the last decade and most are from 2005 to 2010. 

And that's not all:

A huge amount of fabric came home with me too.

I don't want to keep all of it. Some I really like and already have plans for. Some I don't like or the pieces are just too little to do anything with them. A few of them look nice but have a very rough surface. The camel in the right picture is perfect for a coat but I'm not sure about the colour. It's just off from the camel you see a lot for this fall. Maybe I should look upon them as pieces in a fabricstore and decide whether I would wanna buy them or not and take that as a decision whether I want to keep them or not. Good thing I don't have to decide right away.
On the other hand there are a few fantastic pieces for skirts, blouses and jackets and some of it could be used as lining.

I'm really excited about this gift and I'm gonna enjoy the process of thinking through what I want to do with these piles of fabric.

I'm starting to be somewhat of a fabric-hoarder. There's also a delivery on it's way of 4 fabulous fall-fabrics.
There's something exciting about a lot of fabric, waiting to be sewed.
Now all that's left to do is find me some sewingtime. It's got to be somewhere.....


Saturday, September 24, 2011

KnipMode 08/2004-8b Sweater

What do you do when you're desperate to blog about something but have nothing to blog about? You dig into your memory if there's nothing you left out that's still worth mentioning.
I did and I came up with this top (on the left). I had totally forgotten to show it to you. Probably because it's not really very special. However, I do like it very much and that's the main point right?
This is made from the same, and very much loved, fabric as the blue vest of my previous post. I think it is fun to show them next to each other. (In fact I always think about them as a pair, don't know why that is).

The only thing that can be said about the purple one is that it has an interesting neckline. It's hard to tell in this picture but the line from the leftshoulder (left when worn) goes all the way to the sleeveseam. In fact, the right shoulder is just a little piece that's sewed on top of that line. It's a nice feature but as I said, it's the only feature.

I'm not completely happy with the hem. It's a bit too wide on me. (BTW, my size cannot be exactly compared to the Blue Lady's. I just use her as a threedimensional clotheshanger.....sshhh.....don't tell her..).

The white shine you see at bustheight is the inside pole lighting up by the camera's flashlight. Yes, the fabric is very light and quite thin but it has enough cover-up to wear without any problems.
Once I finished the creme corduroy skirt I'll show you pictures of the two outfits on me. But that might take a while as I have a lot of things to do and might just squeeze in some other sewingprojects.

So...hmmm...what else did I want to tell you....

I'm in for a treat!! A friend of a friend was cleaning out her sewing space and as I once met her when all of us took a shopping-trip toghether, she knew about my sewing-hobby. And she was so kind to think about me.
This afternoon I'll be picking up a couple of Burda's and some fabric. Don't know the amount. Could be 2 Burda's and 5 pieces of fabric. Could be 2 boxes loaded with each of them. Doesn't matter. I'll be glad with whatever sewing-stuff is thrown in my direction and tomorrow I will show you all the goodies!!

Bye for now. Have a lovely weekend!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

KnipMode 01/2010-11 Vest finished

(oops...forgot to press the hems of the arms before taking pics)

           (Linedrawing)                                           (Real colour, but this picture doesn't show
                                                                              the details as well as the above picture)

It's not often I brag about things but this time I think I'm allowed an exception. This little vest came out só much better than I had hoped for. The fabric is a pleasure to work with. It contains lycra which helps a lot to keep the fabric in shape. Even topstitching gave no hassle at all, which is rather unusual for a knit.
Sewing the facings at the collar and the midfront/bottom (all the way around) was a step I was not looking forward to. I kept thinking: "What if everything gets wonky? Will my project, so far successful, end there?" But it didn't.  Phew!!
I'm also glad that everything turned out right at the first try. Unpicking stitches in this fabric is close to impossible.
I lengthened the pattern with my usual 3 cm, just above the waist, and I must say that the waist sits just at the right place.

It's gonna be fun wearing this in the fall. The colour combines with a lot of other colours.

The fuchsia sweater (for details click here) is also finished. I don't have blog-worthy pictures of it yet. When I do, I'll show you of course.

Next thing? Cleaning up my sewing-room. It's a bit messy at the moment.

Have a nice weekend everyone.