2017年5月22日,星期一

新外观烟花连衣裙

自从看到罗莎(Rosa)的照片以来 美丽 floral dress last summer. I really liked the 包裹前面 bodice 和 the way the dress looked so casually chic. The wrap bodice was from 新面貌6123 which is now out of print, but I was lucky enough to track a copy down on eBay. I also had the perfect fabric in mind - a firework print Liberty 塔娜草坪.


该图案有两种不同的裙摆选择,对于我想到的那种简单的夏季连衣裙,这两种选择都过于正式,因此我改用另一种New Look图案(6557)代替了裙子。这条裙子是一个半圈,我通过将曲线减少8cms并从中长切下14cms来使其纤细。结果是更多的四分之一圈,不是太满,但仍然有相当大的摆动。 New Look模式通常非常适合我的身体形状,但是我仍然需要进行一些更改才能获得想要的健康状态。

我的连衣裙是四分之一圈裙子的View A

这种特殊的图案在胸围处被慷慨地切掉了(可能是因为包裹的样式),但是 很难缓解 在 the waist. I ended up cutting a 12 在 the bust 和 shoulders, grading to a 14 在 the waist 和 lengthened the bodice by 1.5cm. I also 太k a 2cm triangular shaped wedge from the centre back pieces as the back neckline noticeably gaped on my muslin. Next time I'll raise the height of the front neckline as it's currently a bit plunging!


Construction wise, this was a reasonably straight forward pattern to sew up, though not necessarily a quick one. The bodice has really pretty pleats 和 gathers on one side, which 太k me a couple of goes 和 quite a bit of unpicking to get exactly how I wanted. The skirt waistline also ended up a little larger than the bodice waistline so I added two tiny tucks, which are barely noticeable amidst all the fireworks. The cap sleeves are self faced, the same as the sleeves on my 洋装,在这种情况下,他们使用的是包封器而不是偏向绑定。内部看起来不那么整洁,但是速度更快!

I contacted Rosa before starting work on the dress as I was worried about the bias cut front edges stretching out of shape. Her advice was to staystitch as per the instructions 和 use a strong interfacing. I used 可水洗的超柔软 from 英式时装 - a medium weight interfacing with a soft finish - 和 it didn't do 不好它没有像我想要的那样平坦,所以我认为它在构建过程中仍必须伸展一点点。我还用接口条加固了中央后边缘,以防止插入隐形拉链时织物起皱。事后看来,我希望我在裙摆部分加衬,因为有点 本身透明,可通过穿便条轻松分类。


我用的自由草坪是 非常轻巧且飘浮,但我仍然认为此模式非常合适。印刷中的颜色是一种非常可爱的组合,我喜欢它看起来不像典型的Liberty设计的事实。烟花看起来像某种奇花异草, reminiscent of 1930s and possibly 1970s prints. This will be such a nice dress for summer - casual enough to wear 在 home with flip flops 和 easily glammed up when required. I'm so pleased with it.

正如我之前提到的,New Look 6123现在已经绝版,但是如果您喜欢包裹式前裙的外观,我设法找到了一些其他有希望的梭织图案。这些是: 缝制前夕礼服, 时尚9251, 时尚8784, 麦考尔的6959Butterick 5898。或者,如果您有其他任何模式建议,请在评论中分享。 X






2017年5月12日,星期五

Sewing 和 Running

发布后 这个帖子 在 the beginning of the year, it was interesting to discover that there are so many of you who sew 和 run. This post is a bit of an update on both. Sewing has been pretty much a constant in my life since I first learnt as an adult eight years ago (I was also taught 在 school, but never encouraged). The timing was perfect as it gave me the focus I needed to stop me dwelling 太 much on having a disabled child. Sewing is what has kept me sane 和 happy ever since. 

不幸的是,几个月前,当家庭中的挑战变得势不可挡时,一切都消失了。我试图通过缝制让我的想法落空,但我无法集中精神。我犯的错误越多,我感觉到的压力就越大,这是可怕的。当我最终确实完成了一些写博客的工作时,我没有力气写这篇文章,当然也无法让自己在脸上贴上微笑并拍照。 因此,我决定暂时停止缝制和写博客。

与此同时,我去跑步了。每周我都会无休无止地三次到那儿,捣碎Ealing的人行道和公园,有时是独自一人,有时是和我可爱的跑步小组在一起。到户外运动非常有帮助-运动内啡肽确实能创造奇迹。我知道很多人戴着耳机跑步,但我从未有过,只有我和我的呼thought念头。我发现重复跑步很冥想-有点像一台缝纫机的声音-我敢肯定某个地方有平行的地方!每次跑步后,我感觉都好多了,我的头更清晰,视野更开阔。 

我的第二双运动鞋,仍然新鲜!
几周后,我又开始缝纫和写博客了,也许不像以前那么多产,但肯定又回来了。仍在缝制。并仍在运行。在我的生活中,跑步永远不会取代缝纫,但可以肯定地补充了这一点,我喜欢两者现在可以携手并进。好消息是,所有的练习都改善了我的跑步能力-我现在可以跑步1万!!!考虑到六个月前我不能跑10米,我仍然觉得这很棒。我的下一个挑战是6月17日-我将参加我的第一个10K竞赛,以支持查理的特殊需求学校。这是一所很棒的学校,他们向我们提供了如此大力的支持,我很想筹集资金来帮助查理和其他参加活动的孩子们。如果您感觉很慷慨并且有一两磅的余地,可以捐赠 这里。任何赞助 将非常感激。

与我的晶圆厂运行小组的一些成员一起 
I have to admit, I'm nervous about this race, which is daft as I know I can run the distance. The thing is, I haven't taken part in any organised sporting event since leaving school, which was over 30 years ago... so let's just say I'm a bit out of practice! My darling sister-in-law recently ran her first 10K race in Australia 和 said whenever she felt like giving up, she thought of Charlie 和 carried on. I'm going to use the same tactics. Wish me luck! x




2017年5月5日,星期五

Tilly 和 the Buttons 洋装

这是新的 洋装 Tilly 和 the Buttons的图案:垂坠华丽的摆动连衣裙,超级合身,超级紧身。我是模式测试人员之一,它并不能自动保证我会喜欢某个模式,但是在这种情况下,这恰恰是我的风格,我完全同意! Etta的腰部,胸围和肩膀上都有飞镖形状,可以选择袖子(有帽的或四分之三的长度)和后领口(高或V型背衬)。还有一个可选的领子或人造口袋。在理想的世界中,我会选择有领的版本,但没有足够的面料,因此我的帽子是简单的V型背衬风格。


看到摘要后,我便确切知道要使用哪种面料:我在针织店抢购的来自Fabrics Galore的树皮式棉& Stitching Show last year. Fiona from 锁链日记 also bought some 和 made her stunning 大复古Sewalong连衣裙 从中。织物具有异常的弹性质感和轻微的弹力,使其非常适合这种非常合身的图案。缝线确实会完全消失在织物中,如果您想隐藏缝线,这很好,但是如果您要展示设计细节,效果就不太好。飞镖并没有真正出现在我的任何照片上,因此您只需要相信我就知道它们在那里!如果仔细看,您可以在下图中拍出后肩飞镖。 


The cap sleeves are self lined 和 finished with bias binding. I must admit this was a bit of a fiddly technique, but worth it I think for the lovely neat finish on the inside. 


Luckily, my fabric wasn't a directional print so I was able to squeeze the bodice, skirt 和 sleeve pieces out of 1.5 metres. The facings 和 bias binding were made from dotted chambray left over from 这个顶


There have been a few changes made to the pattern since the testing process so I won't go into great detail about the construction. However, to give you a rough idea of size, my dress is a size 4 在 the bust 和 a size 3 在 the waist 和 hips, with the skirt length shortened by two inches. The skirt is designed to hit the bottom of the knee.



This is the perfect pattern to use for a special occasion dress. It's very flattering 和 you'll look effortlessly elegant 和 chic sipping a martini. If you have a wedding to 在 tend this summer, or just need a new cocktail dress, you're sorted! x


Etta模式是免费提供给我的,用于模式测试。所有意见都是我自己的。 


链接内

WordPress,Blogger的相关文章插件...