Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

Grande Arche Bluse, Sewionista Patterns

Hello, dear sewists,

I am very pleased that Julia of Sewionista asked me to test sew her new top pattern
The Grande Arche is a sewing pattern for a top or dress with bust darts, showing a perfect neckline with facings. The garment doesn't have any closures. There are options for short sleeves, long sleeves or stylish bell sleeves. 
I opted for the modern twist of bell sleeves and used a lovely shirting with discreet stripes.
I am so pleased of the excellent fit. I am surprised that the back is looking so good without having any back darts. The sleeve caps fit beautifully in the armholes.
I hope that the little blouse will suit my new trousers to go with my capsule wardrobe #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017. Actually however, it is too hot to wear any longsleeved blouses.
Pattern: Grande Arche Blouse, Sewionista Patterns
Size: 36 bust graded to 40 hip
Fabric: offwhite shirting with discreet cream stripes, Tandem Bühl

I received the pattern by Julia but all the thoughts are my own.
Have a look at what other sewists have made for themselves shown at RUMS.


Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017

Belladone Robe, Deer and Doe, MeMadeMittwoch

Hello, dear sewing friends,

how I love these hot summer days we are having the last days! Time to take all those beloved linen dresses out of the wardrobe.
Today we are meeting at MeMadeMittwoch to show our worn memade garments. 700Sachen is Hosting with a lovely Anna maternity hack.
I love my Belladone Dress made of Italian linen. For some details, I used embroidered some embroidered linen. I think that there is no Belladone Dress in the net I have seen that I wouldn't have liked. This is an excellent pattern.
pattern: Belladone Dress, Deer and Doe
Size: 38 bust- 40 waist and hip, skirt length of biggest size.
Fabric: Italian linen and embroidered linen for contrasting details.

In the afternoon, I will have some time to look at all the others' garments at MMM.
Have a lovely summer day!

Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017

Corset-blouse pattern hack Grace, Named and Datura, Deer+Doe

Hello, my dears,

Look at my newest make, a little linen summer blouse.
The Grace Corset Top pattern by Named has got lovely diagonal side seams but the shoulders are much too naked for my liking.

I remembered the lovely blouse I had seen at The Dashing Eccentric and decided to make a pattern hack using the yoke of the Datura Blouse by Deer and Doe.
Fortunately, I made two toiles of the Grace top to know that I had to sew a size 40 before cutting in my precious linen. The vertical seams have got paired seam allowances of one and two centimeters to make flat felled seams. I had to let them out 0,5 and 1cm towards the hem. I made flat felled seams of 5mm with my flat felled foot Bernina Nr. 70 shown here.
When finished the corset top, I dressed the Datura top underneath the corset top and my sewing teacher marked the top of the corset at the Datura with pins. Now I transferred the marking at the Datura pattern and cut the yoke pieces.
I sewed the shoulder and side seams and basted the corset piece to the yoke. We had to make little corrections, then I could sew my seam.
The yoke's cotton lining includes the seams.

Pattern hack:
bodice- Grace Corset Top, Named Clothing size 40 and
yoke- Datura, Deer and Doe size 38
Fabric: mediumweight linen, Garconne, Freiburg

Pants: Peter-and-the-Wolf Pants, Papercut Patterns

Have a look at all the other`s makes at MeMadeMittwoch!