Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sad news

My favourite yarnstore in Copenhaguen are closing down.
They start 50 % sale on tuesday and that just happened to be the day I´ll be in town...
I got money (in danish crowns) from my colleagues to spend on a luxury day in Copenhaguen or yarn, fabric etc. The good thing is that it´s identical for me;-)
I will also look for green or kaki fabric for the dress. I have a rather large "collection" of hammer-on-buttons from various items, the ones when you get a spare one in a little bag, so the plan is to use them for the dress so all buttons will be different.
Wishing you all a happy easter, I´m at my parents house and we are combining dad,s birthday dinner with easter.
The weather is really nice and I spend a lot of time sitting in the sun.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

19 button dress

I saw this dress in a magazine in light wash denim and decided I wanted one but in army green or maybee something like on this picture. It´s a Tommy Hilfiger dress and have some nice details like the bands on the sleeves and the pockets. and a lot of buttonholes to sew....

Fabric shopping

Not beeing able to attend PR weekend in Bryssels last weekend did not stop me from shopping for fabrics ( or yarn for that matter...)
Very close to my parents house is a huge fabricstore. They have a lot of crap or should I say used to have a lot of crap, I think due to change of ownership it has been better. Fabrics are arranged due to color and most things are not marked with fiber content. There´s a lot of old fabrics and I think they by leftovers, but the pricing is rather fair and last week I found a trolley with shirtfabrics, probably of italian origin and they where going to be folded and put in the shelves there they would disappear...sadly...
I bought 2 2 meters pieces and went back the day after for more
from left
Yellow chambray type of fabric
Light blue twill weave
Red shirtstripe
Brown green stripe that I had in my stash for years and made a very nice blouse with last fall, of course with FBA...saved the buttons I used tealish mother of pearl buttons and I know this will work with teal piping. It´s almost like not buying any fabric...
Pink shirting from a fabric store in Malmö
Flowery fabric for a blouse, it´s the same fabric as for my dress for the wedding that I mad last summer but with a different print and a totally different price...
Today I´m going to do some alterations and finishing including hemming a dress I made 10 ? years ago???
and I have rotated the furniture a little more...

Monday, April 11, 2011

McCall 5586

I rarely use other patterns than Burda and Onion but this pattern came into my stash last year I think

It´s now out of print, but I like it I think it makes nice summer tops and could easily be made into dresses.
This fabric a rayon print I found at the attic a couple of months ago and has apparently been cut in some kind of wrapdress that I did not want today

I did not want the brown border but needed it for the backing of the yoke and I used my mean ironing machine to attach it, works like a charm everytime!!!

I read a review that said that it was big under the arms so I decided to sew the side seams last and when trying it on it was very big and low cut so I used my quilters ruler and cut off 4 cm at top tapering to pattern width at hem. The top is also shortened by 6 cm

When going through all the stuff from the wardrobe clean out I found that I used to do really nice stuff and lately I´ve been sewing fast so I decided it was time for a change so to try something new I did french seams at the sides that provides a clean finish.
I have plans to add "crafty" stuff to the yoke. Let´s see if I have time tomorrow to go shopping for some.
I spent the day reorganizing or redecorate my sewing/bedroom for making sewing easier and more fun.