Added Nov 29, 2009
I thought I’d sew something quick and easy. This looks quite simple, doesn’t it? Well… it was easy enough, but there are eight darts around the waist (that takes TIME, at least for me), and the necktie and cuffs took some figuring out (although this was one of the apparently rare vintage patterns with good, illustrated instructions).
I was very surprised to realise that the pattern was for a bust-size 1.5 inches smaller than mine, I must have a very strange figure since everything made for my bust measurement ends up too big (esp. since I’m only a B-cup…).
Well, I’m glad that I had forgotten it should have been too small when I cut the material, otherwise it would have been a lot more work with grading it up and then downsizing it!
Also blogged at Ancien-Nouveau
Cotton, very cheap remnant (skr 25/m, about 2.50 euro’s), but very good quality so I returned to the shop and got the lot, I now have 10m’s of blue cotton…!
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Fashion & Trends
Three takes on how to wear a menswear essential.
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
Meet the colorful designer behind our upcoming fashion design course.
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