#MMMay wk1

Now at 307 participants, #MMMay14 is certainly underway.

This week I stuck to sorting out my ‘after work’ clothes. This week’s bag to charity has 5 pieces from my wardrobe included Day 4’s top.

Day 1: Kwik sew 2694 and eyelet pants similar to Simplicity 2503.

Day 2: Duathlon shorts for 6am bike class. The morning is now a bit chilly so I’ll be wearing my longs for outdoor sessions. That also includes cycling.

Day 3: Jalie jeans, Kwik Sew 3567 top, Minoru shower proof jacket and Presido purse. The weather got a lot cooler today and it was wet when I left in the morning.

Day 4: ‘May the force be with you’ because I’m pooped.
RTW jeans slimmed down by moi, Vogue 7610 jacket, Kwik Sew 3567 and my urban Presidio purse.

I used a panel print for the top but it looks kinda daggy and the fabric doesn’t feel nice. What in the ‘Phantom Menace’ was I thinking when I bought it. I was aiming for a Sci fi look but I came out grunge instead.

Birthday fun

It’s Sharon’s birthday today and we did an early morning photo shoot in town to a few places Gabrielle has featured in the Me-Made May posts. Happy Birthday Sharon and Hi Gabrielle!
 
Jalie jeans on both days. Minoru on Day 17 and me-made tops on both days. The hat was bought in 2009 at Camden Markets, London after a wonderful canal ride. Day 18’s top is a stripe top. The construction post is here because it’s kinda Anthropologie-like. The corduroy jeans jacket Vogue 7610 was made a long time ago.
 
The city is so quiet on a Saturday morning. We didn’t have too many people staring at us but it was fun. The construction workers played up to us too.

I’m wearing a lot more warm layers CarolynS, Jenny and Penny than I did in Perth last week. 

Thank you for the jacket compliments too. Now that I know I can make jackets after so many years of sewing them, taking the time to add detailing is very rewarding.

Vogue 7610 – Jeans jacket

One of my very experienced sewing buddies discovered this jacket pattern a few years ago and made it in a pink denim. It looked great. She put lots of effort into choosing the notions and the features to include/exclude from her jacket.

On my first attempt I used size 12 pattern and only adjusted the hem length to suit my lack of height.
The fabric is a non-stretch woven so eventhough this first attempt is big around the shoulders (not good), I was able to see that the 10 size would be a better fit with stretch woven fabric. The skirt is made from scraps that I bought at my first Akira fabric sale. I had to sew the pieces together before I could use them for the skirt and you’ll notice that no patchwork skills were used.


Then I made the next version in a blue/brown stretch cord fabric and it turned out to be a handy layer to have during the cooler months. I wear dark denim jeans with this jacket and I avoid the mistake of denim jacket and jeans, that we the go in the ’70’s.


Finally I went nuts for the stretch woven cord and bought the brown version and did it all again.

If you’re into the details, I used large press studs with long prongs, to get through the layers of fabric.

The next time I try this pattern, I’ll make the shirt dress version but without the pockets on the chest and I’ll need to think through the type of pockets to add.