Sunday, August 23, 2015

Some ideas are always with us

You and I have seen this design many times over the years, but sometimes it is nice to have a pattern already made up for you. Elizabeth Gillett's Vogue pattern can be repurposed to make this fine Vionnet 'blazer' (their wording, not mine).

Essentially, it is backwards. The back seam in the Vogue pattern is the front opening in the 'blazer'. In something drapey, it would be yummy.

I do wonder why Vionnet doesn't dig into the mother line more often. It does seem a bit skeevy to me to buy/use the name and not the ideas. Unless all you're doing is selling perfume and licensing.

I am hammering away on three shirts for the Refashioners 2015 challenge, in the audience participation department. Been putting up clips on Instagram, but not enough time to make a post today.

see the cross seams? Go for it, kids.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rusty Dalek Culottes Culotta Playola

French knickers!

I've been working on another culottes pattern. It's way too simple to sell, but I'm still poking at the instructions with a stick.

More skirt like in appearance than it appears below.

Made from two yards of Basic Cotton Ultra (washing report to come)  Dalek skirt section at Spoonflower. The panel is 26.95" high, good for me for a skirt

It's one pattern piece and a formula. This seems to be a habit with me.

This is as far as instructions go at this point. They are waiting for September to be tightened up and made better.

referred to as Haslam french knickers. Can't find original source but lots of repins on Pinterest

They were adapted from this and the skirt from the Barcelona Loes Hinse dress pattern 
(very similar to the skirt on the Tiramisu Cake dress)

And here modeled by yours truly also sporting the SewProjects  tshirt in the my grill pattern, also from Spoonflower.
The shirt was a test run of potential cut and sew pre patterned stuff. Apparently it is still just invitation only (this T was 30$, slightly less with  designer discount). 

I will be putting the pattern up on Craftsy sometime in September. It makes sense to make it a free pattern, as it just feels like it's assembled from so many parts.
I would wait for later to talk about this, but frankly, this was the easiest way to post fabric photos to link back to Spoonflower.