Last weekend I attended a workshop and trunk show of Marty Manzo with our PenWag. A wearable art group in Campbell/SanJose area. She was so inspiring. I couldn't wait to get home and complete the jacket from a workshop pattern/Plaza Jacket. She opened our eyes to ways to design a commercial pattern to serve many purposes. I can't wait to go through my stash and see what else I can make from this pattern. Thank you Marty for sharing your gifts with our group.
I took this pattern in 2 inches by folding out both sides from shoulder to hem. I made the back longer then the front by adding 7 inches in the back and 21/2 inches in the front. Since my fabric was a knit I found that my cover stitch machine did the hems best. Now off to some more creating.
We met some friends for breakfast today at this place. It is a small cafe in a old house with a building like Knots Berry Farm in Orange County. It is decorated with old pictures and newspaper clippings on the walls. They barbecue tri tip and it is delicious. It is a good place to take visitors to the area. Our get together with our friends is always inspirational. We do it once a month and pick a different place to meet.
I really like this pattern of Marcy's, so I made it again. It is her little French dress. It does run big. I think I could of taken it in even more then I did. I am afraid it is hard to see the detail because it is in black. I had some wooden buttons from Paris that worked out really nice. I used a polyester crinkle fabric. It has nice drape. The droopy pockets really add to it.
I used piping to accent the seam across the back. You can see that I switched the way the buttons were sewn across the back. I could not get the line straight, up and down.