Friday, June 4, 2010

Sewing!

Well, I’m pretty pleased with all I achieved in a little over a week. This didn’t happen for a very long time. No spectacular things, but 5 garments is a lot, even if 3 of them were just plain simple t-shirts. (just realizing that plain has another meaning, these t-shirts are not plain fabrics!) I like them as nice additions to my wardrobe, but don’t really like sewing them. I used an Ottobre pattern I’ve used before for these.

The last t-shirt belongs to the plans I showed earlier.
And I also finished a pair of linen pants and a blouse from the plan. The pants are ok, but the pattern still needs some tweaking. I think the waist is very high now, it could be a little lower. The blouse I love.

 
Instead of just pressing the pleats in the sleeves, this time I used topstitching (edgestitching?) for the pleats both on the outside and the inside. It gives a bit more defined pleat and hopefully it will be easier with pressing.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely blouse and great pants;
a very smart outfit!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

I love this! The technique for the collar is one I will definitely be trying soon. Your work is always inspiring.
Angela

Birgitte said...

That blouse is a stunner!!

Lori said...

The blouse is gorgeous. I like your pants, too and the t-shirts. Nice additions to your closet.

Lena said...

Oh, Sigrid, deine Arbeiten sind für mich immer so eine Inspiration!
Am besten gefallällt mir die Hose: ich finde sie schöner, als alle andere zuvor!Und zusammen mit der Bluse macht sie eine schöne, ausgewogene Silhouette. Es ist wirklich eine gelungene Kombi!
Und die T-Shorts sind auch eine Augenweide :-)
Danke für deinen Blog!

Nancy K said...

Great, a wardrobe in a week! I love that blouse especially. I know what you mean about tweeking pants. What a pita. But they look good and only those of us who are fitting obsessed would even know that they aren't 'perfect'!

Vicki said...

Great outfit(s). The pants look good and will go with all the tops. Nothing like a comfy knit top. The blouse is so beautifully done.

gwensews said...

Great sewing! I'm sewing tshirts, too. Today, in fact, I cut 11 (whack and stack) I call it. They are ready to sew when I have a few minutes. I agree, it's not inspiring sewing, but sometimes necessary.

ELMO said...

I love the blouse, and I could use some t-shirts as well. What a great week!

sewabeginner said...

That blouse is just stunning. I love that fabric. I can't wait to see the whole plan all together

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow! You have been busy and have made some beautiful new pieces to stretch your wardrobe. I really like the black/white blouse...classy!

Jenny said...

I love your beautiful blouse, especially the sleeves. (and I feel the same way about t shirts)

Summerset said...

Great wardrobe additions! The prints will be great with either black or white depending on your mood/weather/event.

Handmade said...

Great wardrobe combos - the shirt is lovely!

Ingrid said...

Wow Sigrid, you've made some really lovely clothes lately! I love this blouse too, the fabric is gorgeous.

Bunny said...

Fabulous outfit! Tres chic.

Tany said...

I'm beginning to like high waist pants better. Yours look wonderful; the entire outfit is beautiful and well put together.

HeathersSphere said...

Such a sharp ensemble, Sigrid!