I haven’t posted much lately, partly because I have been sewing for other people and have almost no pictures to show, and partly because I’ve been huddled in my cave waiting for spring! Anyway I decided to properly participate in the Stitchers Guild 6PAC this season.
This season the idea is to make a top, bottom and jacket or cardigan in a neutral, a top and bottom in a colour and a top in a linking print.
My plan was to make some slim leg ankle length trousers in black, with a black top, a skirt and top in dark red and a jacket in black tweedy jersey, with a linking blouse in red and black.
So far I have made the top and trousers in black and a top in maroon.
I loved this Burdastyle top with ruched sleeves when I got my copy of the February magazine. My version differs in that I remembered to wear my undies and it’s in viscose not silk jersey. I shall be making further ones, maybe in contrast sleeves like some other sewists.
I added elbow sleeves to the Maria Denmark Day to Night top as that was all I could squeeze out of the fabric I had left after making my daughter a top.( See projects 2013 page for a picture). It’s a nice easy top, simple to make and the cowl is not revealing.
I went back to the Burda 7447 trouser pattern again and morphed my Butterick 5760 leg and bottom fitting onto it. I slimmed the legs down as far as I dared so I could wear them ankle length. I think they turned out quite well although the back view is not quite as good as I could wish. I made them from a non stretch black chino cotton, so I can’t get them any slimmer fitting if I want to sit down.
I was pleased with the welt pockets, they came out well!
Of course, I have already changed my mind about some of the other items, so I’ll keep you posted. Now if the weather will relent soon I’ll be able to wear these in Spring!