Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This is the big one, the one project I've been dreading, the one I kept putting off and off because it scared the heck out of me.
I found this gorgeous linen blend fabric with floral embroidery, it just took my breath away. Every pattern I could find for suits were too intricate, i.e. too many pieces, and I just wanted a pattern with as few pieces as possible so I wouldn't have to butcher the fabric.
It's probably the last time I ever make a lined jacket, because let's face it, I live in fricking California, but it was good practice and the fabric does itch a little. I did have some help from mom, but COME ON! Look at it, it's my biggest and fanciest project thus far and I am super happy with it.
Now, someone needs to get married in the fall/winter so I can wear the thing :D
Posted by claudia b at 11:37 AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
After I made my oldest a set of Diego fabric pjs, I had enough leftover fabric to make this pair of pants for his little brother. It was also my first time making a rub-off, where you take an existing garment and create the pattern from it. Considering it was a two-piece garment, it was hella easy.
Posted by claudia b at 9:04 AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
If you've seen Enchanted, then you know that Giselle had a gift for making dresses out of household textiles - so when my sister gave me a set of sheets that didn't go with any of my bedroom colors, I decided to make like Giselle and make a dress. The pattern was super easy, only 4 pieces, and it's quite va-va-va-voom-ish, very Sophia Loren. Love it.
Posted by claudia b at 9:01 AM