I had a great sewing week! I sprained my ankle last weekend so I had to stay off my feet for most of the last few days. Of course that didn't prevent me from sewing. I'm a slow sewer though so I only finished two pieces but I'm very happy with them.
I'll show you first and then give you a few details.
And here is my inspiration taken from the Coldwater Creek website a couple of years ago.
The only real difference is in the sleeves which I made full length rather than 3/4.
Fabric ...polyester Ponti in blue and navy animal print.
Trim ...foldover cotton braiding by Domcord bought at Fabricville.
Interfacing... Fusi Knit. ( I only interfaced the front facing and the upper collar so as to keep the softness of the knit fabric).
Pattern....A combination of S2374 for the front and back, the sleeves from the Bacall Sweater by Lois Hinse (but I cut them wider at the bottom)and a self drafted collar. The sleeveless shell is my favorite S3604
I ended up sewing the braiding entirely by hand because the sewing machine tended to "spread " it and as I said ,I had to do a lot of sitting so it gave me something to do.
Here are a few detail shots.
Ouch! The colour in this one is awful!
I wore this set with navy wool gabardine pants (made with my favorite pants pattern, V2873) to church this morning.My DH took this pic and he said that this is a real Diana outfit.
More pics here.
Next up is this top and a gored skirt out of the coordinating plain blue.
The article on the sunburst darts is by Marci Tilton and was in the Vogue Patterns magazine in the Oct./Nov.issue,2006. The pattern is Today's Fit V8151. I made this before and love it.
Have a great week all and Happy Sewing!