Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Monday, 28 April 2008

Copied from RTW headband

Copied from RTW headband
PR review of Headband
Cut fabric pieces as follows:-
one piece 16 inches by 7 inches.
two pieces each 4.5 inches by 12 inches.
neaten the long edges of the first piece and turn under and stitch.
Fold the narrow pieces in half and sew along the long edges and diagonally across the corner, turn and press.
Tuck the exposed edges under and press.
Now pleat the wide piece and tuck the ends into the narrow pieces - topstitch to secure and wear.
This can be worn many different ways
1. Use as a cumberbund with the pleated section at the front and tie at the back (for a wider waist you may need to lengthen the tie for this)
2. Wear with the pleated section under you hair and the ties showing on the top of the head.
3. Wear with the pleated section gathered up and a headband with the ties hidden under your hair.
4. Spread out the pleated section in the style of a headscarf and tie under your hair.
5. Tie at the neck as a neckerchief.

New Look 6430 Top

I sewed this New Look 6430 Top in a rust knit. It wasn't as stretchy as the pattern envelope required, so a cut it a bit larger.

New Look 6430 Knit Top

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Simplicity 4699 Cropped Pants

Simplicity 4699 Cropped Pants
Here is the Simplicity 4699 cropped pant in a drapey poly/viscose mix cropped pant. I cut a broad band for the waistline and inserted a wide elastic, eliminating the zipper.
A quick and easy garment and part of my PR Wardrobe 2008.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

PR Wardrobe progress

My Wardrobe Plan

My plans/progress for the Pattern review Wardrobe Contest 2008 are as follows:-
* Dark navy brocade coat - completed - Simplicity 4699 Navy Jacket
* Peach shell knit top - completed - Simplicity 4699 Peach Top
* Navy skirt - completed - Loes Hinse Gore Skirt
* Navy denim pants - completed - New Look 6415 Denim Pants
* Burnt orange knit top - completed - Simplicity 4076 Knit Top

Dark navy brocade bag - CUT OUT
Burnt orange stripe blouse -CUT OUT

Still to decide
Another top
Another skirt
Another pant

New Look 6415 Pants

New Look 6415 Pants

Simplicity 4076 Knit Top

Simplicity 4076 Knit Top

Simplicity 4699 jacket/coat

Simplicity 4699 jacket/coat

Monday, 14 April 2008

Current plans

I finished my Timmel SWAP and am just doing a few more photos.
Timmel SWAP by RuthieK

I didn't want my PR entry to be just the Timmel SWAP with a bag, so I've gone for a variation on the colour scheme and only 2 of the garments (2 knit tops) are in both wardrobes. Some of this is because other items which would work were sewn before the PR contest started.

So I have 5 garments completed, 2 items cut out and ready to sew and fabric but not confirmed patterns and only 2 weeks left to sew it all and enter all the reviews.

Thursday, 10 April 2008