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Thursday, 24 January 2019

Pattern Review Sewing Bee Rounds 1 and 2

So the winner was announced


her entry was beautiful containing a lot of beautifully executed hand embroidery and a detailed story of her inspiration.


I was also happy to see my name in the list of those who scored well enough to move on to the next round.

The next challenge is Round 2: ZIPPERS! Show us how you incorporate them not only for function but also as a creative element in any garment you create for this challenge.

I have a great many ideas in my head about this but I haven't yet distilled it in any form!
A selection here:-

If I could adapt something already in my plan that would be nice and tidy.
Trousers could have zipped pockets and zips at the ankles
Hoody could have a diagonal zip (I have a suitable Ottobre pattern) but is a bit too cardigan-y after the last round.
Anything could have loads of extra pockets
I buy and wear Craghoppers clothing for travelling. Their clothes don't always fit that well but they do have loads of pockets, I really like my culottes with hidden pockets for warm locations.
I have a Saf-T-Pockets pattern that I could use for the pocket ideas.
A jacket or coat would probably make the most statement, but the colour and zips need to show up well in photos which means probably not my dark navy suiting fabric!


Katrina Blanchalle said...

Wow, just looking at the collage of entries is overwhelming. I don't know how the judges managed to narrow it down.

Zippers. I think your idea of incorporating zippers into a Saf-T-Pockets type garment would be very interesting and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

CAN I said...

Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns uses zip tape like piping on seam lines- might be a way to add non-functional zippers to your work. Best wishes this round!

Anne said...

Congratulations on reaching the second round. Your ides sound great and I look forward to seeing your entry. Good luck.