A journal of my sewing adventures in which I try to make something a "little different" by using unusual patterns and materials. Marcy Tilton is my inspiration in the way she mixes fabrics and designs her patterns. I also love the French pattern company "Au Bonheur des Petites Mains" and many of my creations start with their designs.
Monday, December 24, 2012
"Pattern Magic" for the Holidays
Since I have all my holiday fabrics out, I decided to sew one more thing with them from my "Pattern Magic Stretch Fabric" book. This one is called "Crescent Moon" and is related to the one I just made called "Full Moon" in that it is made from 2 circles of fabric. However in this version the 2 fabrics are different colors and it is put together differently.
Here are the pattern pieces and made-up version from the book. As you can see there are 2 offset holes, one for the head and one for the waist. The circles are sewn together with 2 openings in the outside circle for the arms.
Here are my unsewn pattern circles and how it looks on my half-scale model.
And here is MY version. It can really look different depending on how it is twisted when worn and is a very comfortable extra layer for a casual holiday look.
On a more traditional note I made the long version of Vogue 8422 to go in my holiday "collection" . It is out of print so I can't find a pattern picture but it is 3 versions of a wrapped tunic. I decided to try the longest version and like wearing it with my skinniest pants.
That definitely is the END of my holiday sewing! Well, except for a New Year's oufit I have in mind. |As always, more later!