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Wardrobe contest (2)

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I've decided on my wardrobe colors. Nothing spectacular, it will be black, white and beige. Very basic colors that will form a nice basic wardrobe for me. With these basic colors it will be possible to add other colors, without having to make a whole new plan around that new color.
Needless to say that these 3 colors have also a lot of possibilities for clothes I already have.

Currently I'm working on a few tests for my wardrobe. Yesterday evening I made a muslin for the variation with the twist-top. The Diana Furstenberg blouse, pictured on the right of the storyboard. It was no success. The neckline/stand was good, but the position of the twist was not. I made two fronts, and it's very difficult to decide how to change it.

Then I did some folding to see how to make the details in above blouse. I didn't make an exact copy, just the square part.
Here the result and I've decided that this variation is definitely something to add to a blouse for my wardrobe.
But I must start sewing for real, otherwise I won't finish in time.

Nancy asked if I did the topstitching on the jacket by hand. No, I didn't, it was all done with my sewing machine.

Ann asked for the pattern for my panty: I've a basic pattern that was drafted to my own measurements. I make variations as I cut the lace and lycra. I was short on lycra for this set, that's how the front of this set came to be with only the small piece of lycra in the middle. Initially I intended to use more lycra.

And Helen: yes it's a Hellebore. I had to go on my knees to make a picture. I love these plants, I have another variation (the Argutifolius) and they flower for ages, even the bulbs are much later.

Ik heb eindelijk de kleuren voor m'n "wardrobe" bepaald: zwart, wit en beige. Zeer basis, maar voor mij een goede basis omdat het mogelijk is een andere kleur toe te voegen, zonder een heel nieuw plan rond de nieuwe kleur te maken. Ook passen veel kleren die ik al heb bij deze basis.

Op het moment ben ik een paart testen aan het maken. Gisteravond heb ik een proefmodel gemaakt voor de Diana Furstenberg bloes, rechts op het plan-overzicht. Geen succes, the halslijn en staander was wel goed, maar de draai in het voorpand zat niet op de goede plaats. Ik heb twee variaties gemaakt voor het voorpand, maar het is erg moeilijk om te zien hoe ik het patroon moet veranderen.

Daarna heb ik een paar vouw-testen gedaan zoals in de bovenstaande bloes. Geen exacte kopie, alleen het vierkante stukje.Dit is het resultaat en ik ga dit zeker opnemen in een bloes voor m'n "wardrobe". Maar dan moet ik wel beginnen met echt iets naaien.

Nancy Vroeg of ik het jasje met de hand doorgestikt heb. Het antwoord is nee, al het doorstikken is met de naaimachine gedaan.

Ann vroeg naar het patroon van de slip: hiervoor gebruik ik een basispatroon dat op m'n eigen maten is getekend. Ik maak variaties bij het knippen van het lycra en het kant. Dit keer had ik te weinig lycra, zodat er in het voordeel minder is verwerkt dan ik van plan was.

En Helen: ja het is een Helleborus, ik moest op m'n knieƫn om te fotograferen, maar ik ben gek op deze plantsoort, die heel lang bloeit zelfs als er nog niets anders bloeit (lang voor de bollen).


  1. Oooh, the fabric folding test is certainly a success! That will look great on your blouse.

  2. Love your fabric folding! Wow! Your blouse will be perfect with this. Couture definately. Can't wait to see it.

  3. ohmigosh. that's awesome looking.

  4. Cool fabric folding detail! I love it.

  5. Those folds are awesome, I can't wait to see your finished product.

  6. Oh great job on the fabric folding! What a coincidence, I've had that on my mind, too. I'd like to do something like that for my raincoat. I'll keep watching-
    And I love the idea of a black, white and tan SWAP. It's going to be the background for the creative pieces you alredy have, and those to come.

  7. Love love love the fabric folding! I still have my eye on the BWOF coat from a few months ago that had a similar hem detail. Can't wait to see how your blouse turns out.

  8. Shame about the twist top but the origami work looks fantastic!

  9. I love the folding on the blouse front! That will be such a kewl blouse!

  10. You're going to get me into fabric origami! This is such a beautiful detail, especially on a simple white shirt.

  11. Outstanding work with the folding tests! I just love the outcome!


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