Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mila Shirt - Lawn

I decided on sleeveless for this floral print after cutting the sleeves because I don't wear prints very often, but I think the sleeves version would be cool in denim chambray given that the 90s seems to be in fashion again!

I used polycotton lawn and glossy brown tortoiseshell buttons. The fabric is the same each side in a charcoal grey dye. I used a very dark grey thread/bobbin. I sewed size 4C which was accurate.  The stiff medium weight interfacing kept the shirt collar sharp and topstitching looks smart. I love the collar! It is a nice width and all the details together make it an interesting 'proper' shirt to sew.

I cut the bias tape diagonally, pressed one side at 1cm, sewed the raw edge to the wrong/reverse side of the shirt and flipped to the front to encase the raw edges, and edge stitch down. 
Also wore it for cocktails in the evening.
 Oxford Canal
Mila Shirt   - Itch to Stitch. Popover shirt with button placket and collar stand.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Newport Top - Itch to Stitch

Sportswear luxe is said to be a trend for 2017 Spring/summer! Test version - white medium weight tshirting with light knit interfacing. I adore this sweater, it's so fresh to wear. I have sewn size 4 with 3/4 sleeves.
Bournemouth. It was so windy we had to take sewing pattern testing snaps in this area! It was the perfect comfortable top for a cold trip in spring. Puppy stayed in the hotel for an extra £10.
Newport Top - Itch to Stitch PDF Sewing Pattern  After making a tshirt, I went for a sweater! Loop backed sweatshirt French terry fabric from Fabric Land UK £4.99/m in oatmeal. I sewed the 3/4 sleeve size 4 and it used less than 1.5 metres.
Chinos are pretty much the only trousers I wear. They fit better. Vegan Victorian style boots.