|It was too late to take a photo of the skirt. This is the fabric|
|I really lie the jacket - but this project was skirt only|
|This is similar to the maroon skirt I found|
|You can just see the black elasticated waist skirt in the background, before my quick alteration|
|Even after I washed and ironed these, the facing wanted to turn|
|Shoulder/armhole seam - fraying fabric|
|Shoulder seams and armhole seam now overlocked. Much tidier.|
Rough edging at neckline seam hidden by facing (top of photo)
|The original row of topstitching at edge of jacket and new row at side of buttons, holding facing down. This follows edge all the way around at an even distance|
Joanne is welcome to the jacket but if she doesn't want it, then I'll reclaim it as lounge wear.
|Not a great photo but the best I could do tonight|
|The removed part, against a scale.|
|This is a dress made with the fabric I used as my latest toile for the Concord tee. |
I've just tonight discovered that this is a Pont de Roma fabric
I made a new Concord tee toile with some of the fabric I found, leftover from a previous make, using the bigger bust size pattern. I'm still not happy with the fit, so I'm not finishing it completely and will ask for advice about it next week. It's not yet photographed as I want to alter further first.
Edited to add - I took to class tonight and I got advice to alter the sleeve and to take in part of the fullness across the back - that is, more fullness. I've more to say on this but I'll wait until I post a specific post.
Unfortunately, I'll miss my Thursday sewing bee because of our Vets’ AGM; I'm secretary so I've got to be there! I've got 95% of what I need ready for that. It's taken quite a while so I'm glad to get the back of that broken. That's something else I've been very productive doing this week.
Edited to add - I also took this to class tonight, as I needed to do a full bust adjustment. There are no darts on this blazer. Dan gave me some advice. Advice on the site ends up adding a side bust dart, so I'm not so sure that a stripe will be ideal. Rotating the dart just didn't work.
|This doesn't begin to show the colour, I'm afraid|
Another, not yet washed, is a quilted self patterned fairly heavy jersey. I originally had this in mind for a kimono for Joanne's Christmas if I can't find a more exciting and suitable fabric, but I'm not sure this will work - it's too heavy and spongy, but I really like it. It's black, so not really my colour (though I think it would make a nice Morris blazer!)
|I really like this. It's a black rather than the dark grey showing here|
|This is a Chinese silk (not pure silk)|
I also bought turquoise dragonfly Chinese silk, for Alison - she loves dragonflies and her favourite colour is turquoise, so I couldn't resist it. She doesn't like kimonos so to be honest I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it! Probably a dress. I asked her what she might like and she surprisingly responded a long open cardigan, so not unlike a kimono really.
|Turquoise. Dragonflies. Dan suggested a chinese top - don't know how to spell it. Q'pai?|
I did buy a couple of other little bits but I'll talk about them another time. There's only so much I can admit to you at any one time! David approved the purchases so that's okay. No secrets from him!
|A mounted lace|
|A fairly thick rather stable knit with lace added|
|A pleather (?)|
|Again, the colour is not right despite waiting until daylight to take photo.It's a lovely fabric.|
Edited to add - Rory had a look at the humongous FBA I ended up doing on the tissue. She tissue fitted it and felt that it was okay but needed some work at the shoulder which she felt would be better done in calico. So that's my plan - I'd like to ge tit cut out before the tailoring class on Wednesday.
I was taken by surprise by it being so dark so early today, thanks to the clock change. I haven't got the photos I wanted to take for this post, which has been written in dribs and drabs. I'm busy tomorrow but I might sneak in some photos before I go out tomorrow morning or in the evening after I come back from the Sewing Bee.. (Edited to add - yes, they're there!)
Halloween tomorrow. We bought some goodies for possible guisers. We weren't brought up on Trick or Treat, which is getting more common here. I did have Halloween parties as a child and dressed up - we dooked for apples, tried to eat candy apples blindfolded etc. A long time ago!! I'm not at all sure about the 'trick' part of it - does that include egging houses if the householder doesn't provide money? Sounds unpleasant. The guisers who tend to come to our house are young children accompanied in the background by a parent or older sibling. An occasional much older group, but we haven't had issues with them. We have had our house egged, twice. Not because we refused to provide - it wasn't even Halloween and we didn't see the people involved. Like ringing a doorbell and running away, but much nastier.
Edited to add - we had a number of pleasant guisers. Usually wishing a Happy Halloween. Children. Dan was late for class tonight - she got her car egged. First time she's ever been the victim of egging.