This is a muslin made after doing a FBA on Simplicity 3837 size 16. I'm not crazy about the fabric, but that's why I used it for a muslin. It has been aging in the stash for quite a while! I used my sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch machine on this top. I will now make one out of some fabric I really like. The top turned out OK! I added about 1" in both length and width to the top pattern piece. Had to adjust the back by the same amount so they met at the side seam.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Here is the fireman coat I made for my grandson's 3rd birthday--it is made of felt backed vinyl--what I'd call oilcloth. He loved it! I made 2 other outfits--photos below. The scrubs are from a "veggie tales" print and the karate outfit from some unknown fabric that was on a clearance table at the local Hancock's. Patterns used were Butterick 3244 for the fireman coat and McCall's 4103 for the scrubs and karate outfit.
Now I may do some more sewing for--ME!
These were great fun to make, however!
Friday, April 6, 2007
Here are a few things I made in the past few weeks...
First, is a shirt for my grand daughter. It fits her, but the neck is a bit snug to put on. Good thing to note for the next one! Needs to have just a big bigger neck opening! The pattern is an Ottobre Design size 98 and the fabric is powerdry from Malden Mills bought from a fabric coop.
Let's see if I can get the photo over here! OK, they show up first! The second photo is of two pairs of pants made from different Burda WOF patterns. They are both from out of print petite editions of the magazine.
Both are wearable muslins made from Fabric Mart bundle fabrics. The pair on the left is corded fabric, maybe poly but has some stretch. It feels similar to cotton cord. Fit is OK. The pair on the right is of a cotton/spandex blend. I like the fit of this pair best.
I am trying to develop the TNT (tried and true) sloper for pants for me so I can just sew and enjoy the garment without having to wonder every time if they will be even close to fitting.