Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Loes Hinse Seminar #2

Back from the walk, some grocery shopping, etc. so I will finish posting the photos of the items I finished from the sewing seminar. I have one ivory/white boucle short jacket that I LOVE that needs some hand work and buttons/button holes. I will save it for another post.

Here is a Biarritz jacket made from LA garment district (Maybe Michael Levine?) wool blend with a collar from some fabric I bought from Sharon. The button embellishment came from Findings, a wonderful little shop in Carmel. The owner carries some fabric, but mostly trims, buttons, fastenings, etc. Wonderful findings! I had some fabric left so I made a perfect Tee from it too. EASY and I love the fit. It is dressier than a plain old t shirt, but it fits and feels the same! In the photo with the t shirt is a boot skirt made in the long version out of a fabric I bought last year from Sharon. I had made the skirt save the waist treatment and could not remember exactly what to do--turns out nothing special! I used 1 inch black elastic sewn in a circle, quartered it, sewed it to the top of the wrong side of the skirt. Then I turned it under and stitched it down with a zig zag stitch. Ready for some gala event now!

Finally, I made a Biarritz Zipper jacket/sweater from some black sweater knit I bought from Sharon (maybe last year or maybe online--see the URL below)

You can also buy the pamphlet to change the neckline of the Biarritz jacket to accommodate the zipper. One cute feature of this is that the zipper is inserted upside down. I really like the results of this project. It will make a great travel garment, and even looks pretty cute with the long skirt. Lots of mix and match options here.

I almost forgot the v neck tunic I made from a light sweater knit from Sharon. I had not made this before and was very pleased with the fit and the final garment. In spite of some discussion on an internet site, I do not find the neckline especially low. I could wear a t shirt under it, however, for warmth this winter.

I have a couple other garments I want to make, but I think I'll finish the boucle jacket then get started on some things for DGD for Christmas.


Gail said...

Gosh you've been busy. I love the cropped jacket.

Shannon said...

Such wonderful garments to enhance your wardrobe - everything looks positively scrumptious!

gwensews said...

You made some wonderful garments. I love that jacket! Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful time.

Summerset said...

What a productive trip - how awesome that you were able to work along with the designer and build such a nice wardrobe.