Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

Getting ready for the cold Season

If you look onto the calendar it is midsummer. But if we look outside the window in Germany one will think it is already October. It is so cold and rainy that you cannot go outside without a warm jacket. So it is no surprise that my latest sewing project are no summer items but a trenchcoat for fall and a warm cape for winter.

I used a waterproof beige fabric for the trench. I don't know if it is actually really waterproof but let's assume the best. The pattern for this coat was in burda 8/11. I did like the loose shape of the coat as it has a deep box pleat in the back. Originally the pattern had trumpet sleeves but I decided to keep them straight and simple since it fits better to my style.

This wool fabric is actually one of the most expesive ones I have ever bouht. But when I saw it i absolutely had to purchase it. The pattern for this cape was also in the current edition of the fashion magazine burda. The amssembly of this piece of clothing was no big deal. But I had to draw a own pattern for the lining. I don't know why but lately burda drops the lining by most of the patterns. In my opinion this really sucks since lining raises the quality of clothes a lot. 

Yesterday my mom was shopping and she bought a beautyful black wool fabric for me. So the next thing I am going to sew will be a jacket. Allthough I am ready for the cold season now I wish we still will get a little bit of sun in this summer.

Montag, 11. Juli 2011

Green like Gras

OH MY GOD! I made shorts out of a fabric that is printed all over with gras. And I actually don't know what to think about it.
I bought the fabric 2 years ago for my cocktaildress collection. But in the end the draft didn't make it into the top 3 and so I had this piece of linen and did not know what to do with it.
Luckily I found a pattern for shorts on last week and decided to assembly them with the gras-fabric. And here is the result: