Tuesday 25 August 2015

Mauve Linen Jacket

I decided that I wanted to make a linen jacket in a loose track suit style.  I bought New Look pattern number 6142 which was really designed for stretchy fabrics. I made the jacket one size larger to be on the safe side but  I kept the length the same for my normal size 12.  The sleeves were also from the size 12 and I decided to make turn ups for a change as they turned out quite long. 

The jacket is quite roomy but I am pleased with the result. The linen was bought from Fabric Land for just £6.99 per metre and I was pleased with the quality especially for the price.

textileART07 Exhibition 2015

textileART07 are having an exhibition at Headley Community Shop Chapel at the end of September and would love you all to come and see our different interpretations of the word "Reflect".
There will be refreshments available and the Chapel is situated just off the A339 Basingstoke road.

You can telephone 01635 268922 or contact me on 01635 40542 for more information.

Monday 17 August 2015

Blue Linen Top

I have been very distracted lately with moving, planning, selling and all the legal and other issues that go along with it.  I however decided to spend some time dressmaking in an attempt to use up some of the mountain of fabric that I have accumulated.  I forced myself to become creative and finally the bug bit and I well and truly started to enjoy myself.  The only thing was that in becoming excited and having to go and buy bits and pieces to finish garments, I have bought more fabric than I had before!

The  first garment  I constructed was a blue linen top that I have made before and is a modified pattern from the book Bold and Beautiful- Easy Sew clothes .  It is such an easy pattern and very loose and cool to wear.

I like to wear this top over linen trousers or jeans and dress it up with a scarf or colourful jewellery.

The pattern was a PDF download which I narrowed slightly and straightened the bottom hem.