Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Two out of three...

Oh boy! I am so exhausted, I've made three clothes from Drape Drape books today. Here is the first one, made from cotton jersey, in off white and buttercup yellow stripes.



These pattern pieces are so interesting and sometimes huge too.

Here you have it straight from the sewing machine, we couldn't resist. Not finished yet.


The pouch.


......and here it is finished.

... on to the next one

I made a tiny bit of mistake with this one, the ribbon was supposed to go through once.


Here's a closeup of the ribbon detail. I sewed the vertical seams with french finish since it's so see through, makes it kind of tidy looking. The fabric is poly mesh and it was a pleasure to work with. These patterns are best cut on the floor because the pattern pieces can get pretty large and moving the pieces would be difficult on the table, that's it folks for tonight, I need my beauty sleep. 

 PS.The third one is ready but it needs to be hemmed.

6 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I actually made the first one ages ago--I love it! (Though I admit I wear it for a nightgown; shapeless is hard for me to wear). Love the idea of doing the twisty-turny one in a sheer!

Marita said...

You also made that beautiful dress from that first book, #5 or 6 was it, for your b-day in green? am i right or is my memory playing tricks on me, I also like the one you have on your profile photo, the white one, it is perfect for you:)

Sue said...

I love some of those drape-drape patterns - particularly the first one you show with the side gather.

I am not sure if you get the connection but looking at your blog now, to see you are Finnish... I am first generation Australian from Finnish parents...

Marita said...

Hey Sue,
well, no wonder your coloring is so similar to mine!?!!!, what part of Finland are your folks from? Have you visited here often?

Sue said...

My Dad's side of the family came originally from a part of Finland near the German border but were displaced and my Dad's family ended up in Virrat. My Mum's family came from Voikkaa. I have traveled over when I was four and went again 5 years ago. I hope to visit again sometime. :)

Judith said...

Beautiful and fun sewing - all in one day, you must have been focused! These two look brilliant on you...J