You can guess why I like plaid fabrics and as it's cold I've made this little red number.Here's how I styled this new plaid skirt for work. The plaid is a dark red and it has taupe and green in it. I used my basic skirt pattern McCalls 9356 for the shaping.This is a post construction … Continue reading Plaid fad
Pauline's quart coat can be made into a biker jacket as she's shown here. So Sylvia at Pitt Trading was happy to provide what I needed to make a 'glossy' biker jacket and skirt.Pauline's biker jacket version is cut 4"/10cm below the waistline. I initially through 8"/20cm would work and then I rejigged the jacket … Continue reading Bronze biker jacket
This is a jacket McCalls 5714 I made last year but I felt it did need to be toned down a bit so I could wear it more often this winter.I cut off the sleeve flounces; added straighter sleeves; added a button and piped the new pockets. The idea had merit, the outcome didn't.So I changed … Continue reading An evolving jacket
Today's MMM'12 challenge was to take a photos food/eating/cooking.This photo shoot reminds me of when I used to teach home science, when I first started working.The blouse is Vogue 8118 and the lined skirt McCalls 9356 has the front split on the left side. I've also made this top in a red print. The skirt has … Continue reading That’s not how you make porridge!
This piece has also been in my stash for a while so I made this using McCalls 9356 view C and the walking foot on my Janome.I enjoyed using the walking foot because the lines matched up so nicely.Here's the side view so you can see how the checks match. What I didn't have was … Continue reading Checks – McCall 9356 view C