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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

London border print tunic

Earlier this year I was influenced by a MacCulloch and Wallis email purchasing almost instantaneously their London Border print cotton poplin.

Creates Sew Slow:  London border print tunic

The pattern is Butterick B6172 view B. I made my usual changes for a full bust and forward shoulder.

The background colour in the border print is not a flattering shade for me so I needed something else near my face. After much deliberation I used two fabrics a red scuba knit and a navy and red striped ponti.

Next question was how to incorporate these three fabrics into the tunic? Create a yoke with the seamline incorporating the bust dart. The front yoke and left sleeve use the striped ponti whilst the red scuba is the right sleeve and back yoke. The border print is the bottom half of the tunic back and front.

Given I was using a knit fabric for the sleeves I changed the armhole to my knit armhole and used my favourite knit long sleeve.

The only picture of the final product is a selfie in the sewing room mirror as I auditioned my travel wardrobe for the trip back to the UK. This outfit did make the trip.

Designer Labels

Have just received my very own designer garment labels from the the Dutch Label Shop.

The gestation period for these was long and like many things I now wonder why.

These labels are the perfect design for me.  It incorporates my initials plus I do create in both senses of the word. 

Now to the sewing machine to create that designer garment worthy of a posh label.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Eli the Heffalump

Eli was created from a Melly and Me pattern on the spur of the moment for Leo in 2014.

Complete with bullion rose on his waistcoat.

Jeans with lapped and topped stitched seams.

Selvedge used for the pocket detail .

Shame about the lifeless floppy ears.