Saturday, January 1, 2011

1-1-11

The first day of the new year started with rain and sunshine here, very different weather from what we had the past few weeks. I am happy the snow has melted, though colder weather is predicted again.

Two 2010 projects were not shown here yet: a jacket and the famous Jalie scarf top. This top was counted in my total, as I published a picture of the fabric and when I saw that, I was reminded to the fact that I didn’t show it.

How is it that when you cut such an irregular fabric without paying attention, you end up with two almost identical parts on both sides? I didn't wear the top yet, too cold and if I'm going to wear it, it will be without the bow, just with the ties down.

 

The other is a Burda jacket (February 2010, no. 101). Not a difficult jacket at all, but it took me forever to finish. Yesterday I wore it to the friends we spent New Years Eve with, and I only made the buttonholes and attached the buttons an hour prior to leaving.

  

 

Sewing plans for 2011? As usual I don’t have any special resolutions or plans. It would be nice to have time to be a little more creative again. A Chanel jacket is on the list, I have a winter (dark colored) fabric and a spring colored fabric for it. Can’t decide yet what I want to do.

The first project will be active wear though. I had a black supplex already and have ordered white and red to go with it. The Pattern Review contest for active wear is in January. Good to get me started.

I want to make a pair of pants, one or two tops and a jacket.

This is the fabric

And two of the patterns I will use: the top from Knip Mode February 2007, the jacket from an Ottobre issue.

 

First I’ll make some sketches to decide on how to use the colors. After a few weeks of hardly any sewing I’m longing to get going again.

19 comments:

Summerset said...

That top does look perfectly matched - even if you didn't mean to! I love the idea of activewear, I need some new stuff, too, and was thinking of making it, not sure yet. The red jacket, fab, and party perfect!

Shannon said...

Lovely top and jacket! But then, I always love your garments.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2011!

Susan said...

I love it when fabrics work out well by chance! Once the weather warms up, you will get great use out of that top for sure.

Great job on the jacket, too!

Happy New Year.

Eugenia said...

I love your Jalie top, the fabric is lovely,and your jacket is gorgeous. You've done a beautiful job with both of these garments. Happy New Year.

gwensews said...

Pretty top, and your jacket is fantastic and as always, perfectly tailored. Have a great sewing year!

Nancy K said...

That red jacket is spectacular and it fits particularly well. You do look good in red. Active wear is a good project. RTW is expensive for very little! For the price of one thing you can make a whole workout wardrobe.

shams said...

That jacket is *gorgeous*!!

Happy New Year, Sigrid!

valerie said...

Love the jacket,looks really good on you,and a good fit as well,of course.
happy new year Sigrid

luckylibbet said...

Such a happy red jacket! I know what it's like to finish buttons right before leaving for the party.

Happy New Year! gelukkig nieuw jaar! and sure hope babelfish did me well with the translation.

MushyWear said...

You picked a great pattern for your "What was I thinking fabric?" So good to see it made up! I still have one fabric I am thinking about...my hospital gown one. The red jacket is also gorgeous. I can identify with you on your sewing goals. I'm not feeling specific, I just know I want to keep sewing! I look forward to seeing all your new creations!

Šestinčanka said...

Happy New Year and kisses from Croatia!

Karin said...

The jacket is particularly pretty! And it looks great on you. I am glad to hear that I am not the only one without a plan or resolutions for 2011 :)

j.kaori said...

I love the top and the jacket! Beautiful!

Vicki said...

Love the jacket. Beautiful colour and fits so well. Happy New Year!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy New Year! I wish you all the very best in 2011!

I LOve the top. That is one Jalie pattern I have not bought yet and really have to ;) and of course your jacket is beautiful ~ love the color. You look wonderful in it and it fits you perfectly.

Jos said...

Happy NY to you too Sigrid. Hope to see much more of your beautiful work online this year.

senaSews said...

The red jacket looks fabulous. Love that collar. Happy new year!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That pattern repeat thing always happens to me as well, and I never remember it's a problem until the garment is completed. *sigh* The top is adorable, though, and I love the coat! I need to make some activewear tops...love the look of that Knip pattern.

melissa said...

Ooh I've made that Knip running top quite a few times - it's really great, and I like to make mine on the overlocker with the seams on the outside. It's a detail I stole from a RTW exercise top and it means there's zero chance of the seams rubbing and chafing, plus you get to use fun colours in the overlocker to show off the nice seaming of that pattern.

And I love the Jalie top!!