Sunday, March 11, 2018

Another 1569 and Fun Topper.

There's a contest over at Power Sewing that ended today. You had to make one of four patterns. As it happens, I only have in my possession V1569 and since I wanted to make a second version ( my first here ) , I cut into a much loved piece of quite heavy tapestry / jacquard intended for a long coat which I also cut out. It won't get it made until next fall, though.

This is my new tunic.

For the contrast sides, I of course used the other side of the fabric. Easy peasy !

The collar is ponte de Roma

and the tabs are leather cut out from an old coat given to me by a friend who knows I look for leather to use in my projects. I used this design element instead of the tabs included in the pattern.

The buttons are from a thrift store and I think they look antique. I thought black buttons would have been too boring.

All the seams are done in Hong Kong finish for a nice ,clean finish.

I love this piece. I need to find a heavy green turtle neck sweater to bring out the green and for  that punch of colour we all love. I did happen to have a purse that matches exactly though !!

My next piece is one I've long wanted to try. It's View D of this OOP pattern.

This Pattern was a little complicated to figure out and is almost as difficult to figure out how to put on so it won't make it into my next Fashion Show /Sale.
You need to take time to arrange the collar around your neck and shoulders but it is unique and fun to wear.

My fabric is a quite thin , very drapey, mini ribbed sweater knit, probably polyester and it was just right for this design.

I cut 7" from the depth of the collar because it was ridiculously long.
I tacked the back of the collar at the back seam which made it a little easier to arrange.

The front piece was quite a bit too short and the back quite a bit too long. I shortened the back and added a piece to the front that ended up looking like a frill . Cute I think.The edges are serge finished which I think was sufficient for a piece like this.

I've worn this a couple of times and I like it a lot. i doubt I'd make a second one though !

I'm very busy these days with my Sewing Group and planning for my Spring Fashion Show. Want a peak ?

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