August 31, 2010

Fabric update

The coat? Fuschia flannel wool with a deep turquoise lining.

The dress? Blue plaid wool with a plain wool yoke and dark blue lining.

Impulse fabric purchase? Yes, a striped duponi silk.

8 comments:

  1. Faaaaabulous skirt...there's nothing like a duponi silk-one of my all time favorites.
    Jana
    ps-love your blog header too :)

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  2. I love the fabric, and it matches so well with your top. What pattern did you use?
    Cheers
    Kat

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  3. love the skirt and i can't wait to see how the coat turns out!

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  4. I made my own pattern for the skirt. Super easy! I used 1.5 yards of fabric, cut it in half, sewed it together and gathered all of the fabric. I made a 1" waist band (2" wide fabric + seam allowance), attached it to the skirt, added a zipper and voila!

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  5. I think you have a great eye for colours. The skirt is fabulous!!

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  6. About your pattern for the skirt, when you say 'cut it in half' do you mean with or against the grain? It's lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  7. I used a 60" wide fabric and made two panels, each 3/4 yard long. I cut it along the grain to match the stripes in the fabric and sewed both panels together to make one long panel. Then I gathered it and added the waistband. Easiest skirt pattern in the world since you can easily adjust it to your waist measurement.

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