I've needed to take in a number of skirts of late, and it has made me revisit the topic of the p...I've needed to take in a number of skirts of late, and it has made me revisit the topic of the perfect pegged shape, as I attempt to get a shape closer to the ready-to-wear look that I like.
This is another pencil skirt using Gerties double darted Pencil Skirt pattern from her first book th...This is another pencil skirt using Gerties double darted Pencil Skirt pattern from her first book that I've made before here. I used a couple of ideas on it that I thought may be of interest.
|Sorry about the blurry photo, I'm working on it, but I still suck #betterpicturesproject|
This coat is the BCN Unique Cassock Coat by Paco Peralta . I first stumbled across this pattern ...
This coat is the BCN Unique Cassock Coat by Paco Peralta. I first stumbled across this pattern through a wonderful sewing blogger Tany from Couture et Tricot, and swiftly went down the rabbit hole searching for all I could discover about Paco Peralta. His website is here and he sells his amazing hand drawn patterns on Etsy here . Tany gives an excellent introduction to BCN Unique Pattens here.
Who doesn't love the simple classic elegance that was Audrey Hepburn. Whenever I see a classic ...Who doesn't love the simple classic elegance that was Audrey Hepburn. Whenever I see a classic black dress I think of her. Prior to making my Anise Jacket, I wanted a classic wool dress to wear for events this winter, and it turned out just as I envisaged.
To get the look I was after I mishmashed a variety of patterns together:
I forgot to blog this dress! Its the Emery dress, this is made up exactly as is with only a small f...I forgot to blog this dress! Its the Emery dress, this is made up exactly as is with only a small forward shoulder adjustment. The fit on the sleeve is very good which tells me it is drafted for those with a forward shoulder. I found the fit in the waist rather loose and ended up taking it in, in fact the over all sizing is intended to be looser so if you want a close fit (and you are small busted), size down. Because of the loose-ish fit I prefer to wear it with a belt.
I personally am not a fan of gathered skirts, they always feel frumpy on me, but I decided to follow the pattern exactly as I hadn't made a gathered skirt before and wanted to give the look a proper "go". The end result is that I prefer the look with heels but that really is my own personal preference.
I HATE what I ended up doing with the pattern placement so ended up with a big honking cabbage in the middle of my chest (what was I thinking, I ask, what!!!!).
This is my second version of the Colette Anise Jacket and what a world of difference a couple of yea...This is my second version of the Colette Anise Jacket and what a world of difference a couple of years of experience makes, as I viewed this pattern so differently this time around, with a much more critical eye.
This version is heaviliy modified from my first version, I adjusted the fit on the back significantly to remove the boxiness from my first version and added in a small narrow back adjustment which made a massive difference to improving the fit.
I love to sew. I am loving the challenge and the bottomless pit of knowledge available with a bit of digging. I am attempting to improve my skills, learn some tailoring, and produce RTW-looking clothes that actually fit and reflect my personal style. Constructive criticism is welcome.
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