Yesterday my Patrones issue arrived, and today October BWOF, what a pleasure for the eye! The Patrones issue is already highly praised by others, and I can only agree that this is a great issue. BWOF has some interesting things, and the jacket that is shown on the front is my favorite. But how many jackets can you make? They take a lot of time preparing and constructing, too little time to make all I like.
The pattern sheets from Patrones were immediately used. There is this dress in a retro print, that I cut tonight from a knit from my stash. I made it shorter, so that it will be a top/t-shirt. Hope it's a wearable "muslin". I used a print too, and think that's a pity really. The lines of the pattern call for a plain fabric with topstitching, color blocking or working with stripes. What do you think?
And if you buy or have a subscription to a magazine, are your plans for sewing as easily altered as mine? No idea this weekend that I would be sewing this top, and now I do, inspired by the magazines.
Dress 31 of Patrones 272
To conclude a few detail pictures of the bra and the accompanying item.
I don't think I'm sewing fast, as some of you seem to think, but I plan my projects and try to use the time that I have well. And having no daily travel to/from work helps of course.
The blouse for example that cost me two hours in construction, was traced, pattern adapted, cut with seam allowances, marked before I started sewing. In the post where I mentioned that I needed two hours for construction, I really mean the actual time needed after all the preparation. Most of the time spent on a garment is before the actual sewing phase.