Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Style Arc Barb - Bengaline

I made no changed to the pattern but to add 0.6cm to the full-hip and thigh outer seam. I ordered a whole roll of black 5cm elastic this time to avoid trips to the local fabric shop! Elastic waist stretch woven Barb pants: Etsy size 10-12-14

The top is just a white broderie anglaise peasant top I purchased last year. I wore it with a vest underneath as it is fairly sheer.
Blazer from Collectif (on sale).

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Denim Arielle Skirt

Tilly & The Button Arielle PDF £9.50
 I washed the fabric twice and put it in the drier to make it softer. I used a jeans needle and 23mm brown buttons, which are on the right as worn side as I ignored the cutting layout which has you put the front pieces on the wrong-side-up of the fabric. I left off the interfacing and instead cut the waist facings with the vertical grain with less-stretch. I also understitched all the edges and then topstitched the waist which worked well with the denim. Photos at Port Meadow, Oxford.
The buttonholes were a pain as my machine wouldn't sew them so I used a zizag stitch. I sewed the skirt in one night!  This is size 4, I took 8cm off the length of the pencil skirt. I hemmed it at 2cm and it covers my knees.
Puppy insisted on dining on the table.