Much as I love the dark navy I decided to make a few pieces in a slightly lighter shade, more a classic denim blue.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Saturday, 5 September 2020
I have continued with my navy based collection by adding some knit tops and a ponte cardigan.
I have now made 11 pieces in my Navy collection, and it looks like this, Red seems to be the secondary colour here, though not planned, so could work with my red cardigan from SWAP.
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Here are the next three pieces of the navy nineteen
Stretch denim trousers with belt loops, and a different shape to the top of the pockets.
And a pair in a mystery stretch woven (sort of like a bengaline with a jacquard pattern). Only a remnant of fabric so used ponte for the pockets. I've lightened the photo as these are dark navy so you can see the texture - a sort of crinkled elongated houndstooth.
I have some dark navy ponte trousers and a ponte cardigan with pockets cut out as the next two pieces, but then I think I need some tops.
Here are the first seven pieces of the nineteen, with blue shapes standing in for the not yet made pieces.
Monday, 24 August 2020
Navy Nineteen piece collection - mostly because of the alliteration, but also for the challenge.
I like Navy blue a lot and find it can work in all seasons in different styles and fabrics.
I must wear my navy pieces a lot as earlier ones have worn out!
More Navy pieces would be welcome in my wardrobe but fairly boring on the blog.
So far this year I've already made a few navy items:-
Navy floral trousers
Navy floral jacket
Navy blue plain trousers
Navy blue midi culottes.
Since then I made some denim shorts and some denim trousers (are they jeans?) which I've not posted yet.
I'm almost done on some navy jacquard bengaline trousers, and I've cut out some navy ponte trousers and a navy ponte cardigan.
Once those are finished I'll have Nine Navy items. But I definitely need some more tops.
Sunday, 2 August 2020
Sunday, 26 July 2020
The Sewing Place - Think Pink
I made some changes on my last version which worked well so this time I incorporated them into the tissue.
I used four different sewing machine for this (perhaps overkill!). The main seams are sewn on a standard sewing machine and then overlocked for a clean finish.
The outer edges of the collar/peplum are finished with a rolled hem done on the other overlocker and the sleeve hem is done on the coverstitch.
The Nina takes quite a lot of fabric so there was not a lot left, just enough to squeeze out a little cap sleeve tee. No real pattern used here, it is basically a slightly shaped rectangle with a neckband applied.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Saturday, 11 July 2020
I have 4 tops, 3 trousers, 3 layers and 1 coat which can be worn over everything.
Top row (left to right)
Quilted zip front jacket from Prima magazine Feb 2010
Floral print blouse from March 2020 Prima Magazine
New Look 6420 - Silk and jersey dolman sleeve top
Prima Magazine May 2020 Blouse
Style Arc Molly in grey knit
Black jacquard knit cardigan from Wendy Ward's book 'Sewing with Knits'
Red cardigan from Wendy Ward's book 'Sewing with Knits'
Simplicity 8467 coat with hood (lengthened)
Musical notes blouse from March 2020 Prima Magazine
Style Arc Marni jacket from scraps (won the scraps contest on The Sewing Place)
Viscose and jersey T top New Look 6216
Dark grey bengaline trousers New Look 6216
And of course last year's jacket from McCall’s 7694
So a 16 piece collection in all.
I've had a lot of fun with it!
Sunday, 5 July 2020
For the top I used the simplest camisole from this pattern (a blend of D and E).
Saturday, 4 July 2020
Monday, 29 June 2020
Sunday, 28 June 2020