Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sewing Workshop Splice Top

 I enjoyed doing this one as you can see. I had some real nice pieces of fabric that I had saved and it was time to use them.
 This is silk from a kimono.
 The sides are a good coordinate from another kimono.
 This was a few pieces from a wedding kimono.

 This was silk from my dyed fabrics.

 This was a hand dyed that I did from linen from an old kimono.
I made the sleeves wider and I did a full bust adjustment to the pattern.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cropped Pants

 I love how these pants turned out. They are easy to make. I made a black linen pair too. I know I will be making more pairs.
 The pattern said to hem 4" above the ankle. The picture doesn't show it that well, but they do look cropped. On my black pair I made them shorter because I didn't have enough fabric and they look good too.
 I wanted you to see the tucks and pockets.
The fabric is linen from Marcy Tilton.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Nani Rio Coat

 Made this coat from some upholstery fabric that I had from a long time ago. It worked out prefect for this coat. The collar around the back of the neck is a little different as it comes out with some of a ruffle. I used three of my polymer clay buttons that I had made sometime ago.

 The coat had a opening in the center back, but I didn't see that the back was not cut on a fold so I put the openings on each side instead.
I used the larger size so that I would have enough room to wear something under the coat. This book has some interesting patterns which are included in the book. I am looking forward to trying a couple more in the future.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Holly Badgley Workshop

 Our wearable art group PenWAG in Campbell, CA had Holly come and do a presentation on her trip to Japan and then a workshop on silk screening. I have enjoyed following her style on the internet for quite sometime.

 This is a old linen man's shirt I found to recycle. I did some of her silk screening and then added some hand sewing.
I used jelly roll fabric for the trim.

 The side slits. Also used a selvage from a knit fabric that I had saved. Made great trim.
 She does a unique pocket.
Added a old kimono the for the button loop.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Vogue 1637


I like the way the neck on this pattern is designed. I think next time I make it I would make the shirt smaller.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Vogue 1521



I really like the neck on this pattern. I used Marcy's fabrics and really like them. I didn't do the layering that the pattern calls for as I didn't have enough fabric, but I like how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Another Ebony Shirt

 I really like the way this one turned out. I shorten this one 2 inches.
Still on a roll doing T-Shirts. Will have some more pictures soon.