Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Production sewing

Well, despite all good intentions my jacket is still unlined. I made some progress, the lining is cut, pinned together to sew as much seams at once as I can. It isn’t that much fun to sew lining, don’t you think? In the meantime I felt an urgency to update my spring/summer wardrobe. I’m absolutely lacking linen pants and could use a few new tops as well. Summer dresses too, but well, it isn’t summer yet.

So I made a plan to get my closet updated. Which means more not too interesting sewing. I’ve sewn a light grey pair of linen pants and a dark blue t-shirt to go with the jacket. IMG_0635 (002)

Last weekend I’ve cut 5 garments, marked and interfaced where necessary and just started sewing. The pair of pants below is the first garment of those 5 that’s finished. The pattern of the pants below is the same as the one above. I just changed the shape of the pockets, made the waistband smaller and added more topstitching and belt loops. Different weave of the fabric makes for a different look too.

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In 2016 I used this Burda pattern and was quite happy with the fit. Only the angled pockets are not good on my figure and the legs were very wide. I still have the pair that I made and concluded that it was good to use if I only changed those features. The result is a pattern I can use many times.

In my sewing queue is another pair of linen pants, two skirts and a blouse. I’m challenging myself to finish those within 2 weeks. Might be a bit ambitious.

5 comments:

  1. They both look nice. I am admiring that beautiful edge-stiching. Good luck on your two week project!

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  2. Pants are a great idea. I've also been making some. I love those angled pockets (might try to replicate them when I make another pair) and it's a pity they don't work for you. BTW, I also admire your topstitching skills...my belt loops never turn out so great and I also avoid buttonholes... as much as I can ;o)

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  3. I really like both pair! Very useful to have new pants and a TNT!

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  4. Good idea to get some "quick" sewing done so you have something to wear. Something I should do :)

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Jacket and a pair of pants

Accounting for two other garments from Burda magazine: a pair of pants and a jacket. The jacket is from the June 2018 issue, number 104. ...