Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bought three books today and patrones 324

Claire Shaeffer's Tailoring techniques book that comes with a unoperable cd, blah, not the book but the cd.

Natsuno Hiraiwa's shapeshape, I can't get enough of those Japanese sewing books, there's something Scandinavian and pure about them, the styles are simple, clean maybe even crisp.

Now this is so sweet, Vanessa Mooncie's, And Sew to Bed, this is chock full of nice stuff like how to make a powder puff, sleeping mask, cover for your bedside table's lamp the obligatory sleepwear etc and of course everything is so vintage inspired it almost makes you dream....

The Patrones issue 324, has some pretty nice stuff, lot's of jackets (5) and overalls (10) dresses (4) shorts (3) skirts (1) pants (5) tops/ blouses (7) in smaller sizes. Jackets (2), pants (2) and a blouse in plus sizes.

I'll try and get some pix up this week.

Have a great week:)


Friday, March 15, 2013

Alabama Chanin corset...

No pics yet, sorry... but as some of you may know it's from the Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin.

If you happen to stumble on these in a book store or anywhere else grab them, they are treasure throwes of inspiration and she's very generous with her knowledge which is  very rare these days, what I mean is this, that you may be buying a very expensive book with a flamboyant name and what is inside is just ordinary everyday stuff you already know and might even be pretty basic,  that is not the case with these three books.

A little about the corset, the base fabric is nude, top fabric is black, paint is pearly black and stitching is done with black thread, stencil is Bloomers, I might add some black seed or bugle beads on the corset when I'm done with the sewing but it remains to be considered when it has been tried on.

Still a few pieces to stitch and then it's ready to be tried on .....making something with your own two hands is so pleasing somehow, it gives you time to reflect and calm, it's almost a "religious" moment, in no biblical sense. I really believe it's good for your soul.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's past midnight...

And the winner of Patrones #323 is LISA!!!!! Congrats!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pictures from the giveaway Patrones...

Here are the pics, sorry it took so long, but better late than never, huh?

The lucky winner will be picked out this Sunday, about midnight GMT. Good luck again, Marita