Sunday, October 31, 2010

2010 Loes Hinse Seminar garments

First and easiest is my one sample of the cap sleeved top. Loes made this much more form fitting than mine and hers was more flattering! It is lovely made from stretch lace for an under layer with a jacket. Can also be made longer as a sheath. Loes made several from woven fabrics for the boutique--added a gusset under arm for ease of getting into the dress. I need to take out 1/2 inch on each side through the midriff area before I make another.

These two jackets are both versions of the Biarritz tweak/zipper jacket or cardigan as described in a recent newsletter from Casual Elegance. I made the black and white one as a wearable muslin and then the brown tweed one as a keeper. I still need to finish the hand work with another snap and then sew on a couple of accent buttons on the outside of the right front. The latter fabric I bought from B Black in LA last summer. It is on a chair in the sewing area at the seminar, so not the best photo. The pants with the tweed are Europeans made from some nice rayon/poly/lycra I bought at Michael Levine's in LA. I love the buttons, and they came from the local Hancock's!

Next is the new Princess Jacket based on the Bergman blouse pattern. I made this from some black puckered fabric--really like it! The jacket is very light weight and can be worn as a blouse with cami as well. I made Oxford pants from some silk blend and will use this as a holiday outfit with a lace cami or tee shirt. Pretty casual in this part of the world :>)

This jacket is sort of listing on the hanger, but it is my favorite! It's the same Biarritz tweak made from a sweater knit. Loes had it on a hanger in her boutique with the tee shirt under and I really liked the look--even the scarf. So I copied the whole shebang. It will go well with my current items and I can wear it year round with local AC in the summer! Kind of peeking out from behind is a green tee shirt--perfect tee. I made four of these while in Carmel. Easy peasy, instant gratification.

That's it for now--I cut out an ascot tweak jacket and will try to get it together in the next week or so.

Happy sewing!


Shannon said...

I am so jealous of all the sewing you got done at the seminar. All your pieces are lovely!

Terri K said...

Wow, thanks for posting the photos and details. You sure did get a wardrobe sewn! I like them all.