Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A fabric index

I started this weekend to go through my fabric stash to cut swatches, paste them to
Fabric Swatch Notebook Printable (pdf found at Sew Weekly) and fill in the data I needed.  
VOILÀ How simple it suddenly became to browse through my fabrics!  
VOILÀ I realized how many fabrics I have! I have 63 entries in the catalog and I've excluded the boring fabrics (knits, jersey). Do I need to buy more fabric. No.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Märit's tunic

Not pressed and the pins in the hem are not yet removed. But a damned nice tunic!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cotton tunic

A tunic in cotton batiste in the making. The pattern is from BurdaStyle 11/12. It has 3/4 sleeves, a slit in the center front and I am omitting the standing collar. It is soooo nice to sew something simple for a change.

Hmm, the side seams need to be adjusted, I think. Or is Berit (the dressform) the one to blame?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

RTW Contest

My project for the RTW Contest on patternreview.com was finished on time. What a struggle, mainly with the chiffon! The hem was a challenge and I need a walking foot, indeed. I'm not going to get many votes for this but I feel like a winner since I submitting on time.

Silk dupion and chiffon from Simbra Siden. Pleated lace trim is a vintage find.

Completed dress customized for Wanja. The inspiration dress to the left from thefrock.com.