April 28, 2011
"Me Made March" was a bit of a bust on my part. Mostly due to a lingering Canadian winter that made it very difficult to wear dresses and skirts and a lack of time. But I have been given the opportunity to do try another month of "me made"!
"I, My of creativeaccomplishments , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-June '11. I endeavour to wear something hand made each day for the duration of June 2011."
Labels: Me Made June '11
April 23, 2011
April 22, 2011
And here is the original:
So here is what I did:
I removed one shoulder which also included re-stitching the lining and putting in a shorter zipper in the back. I altered the length and used the left-over fabric for a belt (using a vintage belt kit) and a flowery thing at the shoulder.
Can't wait to wear it to Daniel in a few weeks!
April 20, 2011
April 19, 2011
April 16, 2011
I recently made a pair of shorts using this pattern.
I used a red twill and my own handmade seam tape. I love them and can't wait for it to get a bit warmer but I am surprised how short they are considering the pattern is from the very early 60s. Usually I end up shortening the length of the legs in vintage shorts but this time I actually wanted to add an inch.
Handmade seam tape at the hem.
By the way, my sailors stripe top blogged about here was also made using the same pattern.
April 12, 2011
April 11, 2011
While the blog has been silent I've been sewing up a storm! I also got hit by the weirdest flu-thingy but I'm back on my feet and ready to take on spring in a pair of patterned pants.