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Water damage

20170325_182845I cut a blouse from a vintage pattern I’ve wanted to use for some time now, but always hesitated because really, those waists! I never had a waist like that and I certainly don’t know. Of course they’re meant to be worn with a corset but still.  I figured if I ignored the fitting folds in the back it might actually work.

Because the one side is really shiny, I thougyt it best to check if it would work to spray water on when ironing the seams and it was fine. I ‘m quite often good and irons every seam as I make it, but this time I was lazy and sew several before pressing. After i finished I realized that splashing water on it actually wan’t ok, it had gotten water stained. I’m assuming this is a cotton, it doesn’t feel like silk and it’s one of the fabrics my sister brought me from India so there is a limited supply.

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Yes I know fabrics should always be washed behore using.

I can’t decide now if I should make a new one or proceed with the this one and hope the stains don’t show much.

Bowie pants

I was going to Tokyo to visit my son and felt I needed to dress well. I had the idea for some short wide pants and found this really great blue green linen to make them from. I used a vintage pattern Stil 6166, but made the legs straight instead of bell bottomed and of course shortened them. I also made the waist dubble width and put on two buttons to hold them up, I’m really plesed with how they look and they go so well together with my Bowie boots!

Not a mess at all

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I’ve now cut all the pieces for the top of my dance outfit. I used Stil 23414 as a general guide, but I wanted it to open in the front, to have a square neckline and to be shorter. I want a folkloric feeling to it, and the princess cutting of will see to that. We’ll see how it ends up.

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Checkered dance skirt

Foto-1093 Foto-1092Foto-1094I’m working on this dance outfit, and started with the skirt. I modified Stil 22761, making it longer, with a low waist  and also making the front into one part. I copied it all to thick tracing paper, adding the seam allowance. Since I wanted the skirt cut on the bias, and the fabric already is a slinky polyester, I carefully pinned the pattern onto the fabric and cut it with my roller cutter,  to avoid the fabric from  sliding. It worked really well. The little squares in the weaving made it easy to see I was exactly on the bias, I drew a line across the pattern to make sure it was right.

I was wrong!

I was wrong all along. Burda 2582 is not a favorite pattern. The neckline is really boring, the shoulders are way too wide and the over all shape of the dress is not really flattering.

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Oh well, start the modifications. What I have used and am really pleased with is this pearl, vintage stil 5357

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I used it for the demanding dress as well as this one.

Now I know.

Easter egg

As I was going through some patterns I bought a while ago in a thrift shop, I realized that in one package another pattern was included as well. Seems to be a jacket! Pay off for all the incomplete patterns I have bought during the years I guessImageImage

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