Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Easily distracted

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.


  1. That does look like a great dress, can't wait to see yours. I seem to be drawn to jackets and like you how many do I need in my closet?

  2. I think that the Patrones dress would show off the beautiful seamlines with a solid fabric. It's a great dress. And, like you, I get distracted when I look at my fabric stash and then can't decide which project to work on first.

  3. I am so envious! I am waiting for my copy. The dress is rally wonderful.

  4. I like that dress, too, and am seriously considering making it. I'm actually keeping an eye on some fabric on eBay for it.

  5. I am just so impressed with that lovely bra! So pretty!!

  6. I like your idea of making the Patrones dress as a top. I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.

    I agree, getting new sewing magazines always distracts me from whatever I had planned. Although I've recently been looking at old magazines and those have been distracting me from the new ones!

  7. It is fun to be spontaneous and to go where/when the inspirations strikes! BTW the "unmentionables" are very pretty.

  8. Sigrid, your unmentionables are absolutely stunning! I like that Patrones dress, too.

  9. That is also one of my favorite in this issue. Anxious to see yours done up:)

  10. That dress caught my eye too, but in that magasine love the most some of the coats that are featured. There are some unusual designs in that Patrones!

    Thank you for showing the detail pics!

  11. Hallo Sigrid,
    Ik heb net je blog en website ontdekt.
    Ik ben sinds 3 jaar weer aan het naaien. Begonnen uit onvrede, ik kon geen leuke kinderkleertjes vinden voor zoontje. Een abonnement op Ottobre design (de versie voor kinderen) heeft me zo geïnspireerd. Nu zit ik vaak 's avonds te naaien en dat geeft me zo'n tevreden gevoel. Steeds een stapje verder gaan, steeds meer leren, ook van m'n fouten.
    Ben nu voor mezelf bezig, een zomerbroek uit de Burda. De naailes is weer begonnen en is het mijn kans om te leren hoe ik een rits moet inzetten (met splitjes).
    Zal t.z.t. het resultaat op Flickr zetten, bij de Burda groep. (Ik ben te herkennen als Oddwise).
    Ik blijf je volgen.

    Groetjes, Ria