Here’s a pattern that’s now OOP but I’ve only just opened it. Isn’t that always the case?
McCalls 5007 is another jacket that I thought was cute and could be handy.
I used Angie’s help getting the fit of this right too. This was my first choice for a chanel jacket. Oh well. Now I know that I have to wear more structured clothes.
The back now has darts so that it fits better at the back.
The fabric was a Pitt Trading remnant, so I’m not sure of its makeup but I loved the colour and the embellishment.
Here’s my toile and as you can tell, it needs a couple of buttons on the waistband as well as a hook at the cross over point.
- Lowered the waist line by 5cm
- Did a full bust adjustment and then dropped the bust point on the fabric by 2.5cm (gravity)
- Took out 4cm from the centre back, as you can see below.
- Slivered out 2cm from the back sleeve hem (gaposis). I’ll use soft gathers next time.
- I used used the foot D on my Janome to roll hem for quite a few finishes.
I added the purple bias to bring out the purple colour as the fabric is a big grey with the silver. The fabric is more suitable for a western hoe down outfit but I thought this top would work with dark skinny jeans, and it does. Once I get the buttons done, I’ll post up a final pic.
I’ve already found another fabric in my stash to work this top into a dress – yeah!
This morning I did a very hilly training ride and covered 68km. The road surface and the traffic coming home were my biggest hurdles. I’d also forgotten how many hills were out at West Head. Maybe my body will forgive me by Tuesday.
Today is the first day of autumn and I can feel the need to add some colour to my sewing again. I also did a stock take of the common patterns that I make regularly and that’s about to change again – pattern boredom.
Butterick 5046 is my first planned change. I’ll still make this with a shiny purple cotton woven to check the fit. I bought this pattern sometime last year during an online so hopefully I’ll have this ready to show and tell next week.
I’m working on view A so the pieces now have FBA, hip adjustment, sway back adjustment, neckline gaposis – but I’m still using size 12. As the fabric has a silver thread in it, it’s definitely itchy, so it can’t become a sleepwear…
PS: Yesterday I finally did some cycle training before the humidity kicked in. 50km of hill training. Call me a mountain goat, but it felt good. DH slept in and had just finished breakie when I came home, so we both had a good morning.