Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Recent Purchases and Free Stuff

During the last week I've made 3 pair of pants--2 black and 1 navy.  The last pair needs a hook and eye and a hem.  Then, I can move on to something more interesting.

Just in the event I should run low on patterns, I bought some last weekend, when Simplicity was on sale
at Jo's.   Lori made S2443 recently, and it is cute as can be.  I must have one.
Here are some fabrics I either bought, or got off the grab table at Creative Clothing Club.  Two of them are already made into pants.

I found a poly/rayon fabric that I think will work nicely for the long shirt/jacket in a previous post.  A friend suggested this NewLook pattern.  After buying it and looking at it, I see there is no front band, but just topstitched to simulate the look of a band.  Also, there's no collar band, but a rolled collar.  I'll probably use a tailored shirt pattern but keep this pattern out for inspiration.

This


will become this:


There's a tunic in my future also, and here's the fabric and pattern.


I bought David Coffin's Trousers book with a 50% off coupon.  I've heard some mixed reviews.  There is no fitting in it at all.  It's highly technical, in keeping with his Shirtmaking book.  It will stay in my library.
Finally,  I got a couple of old books off the grab table at the sewing club.  I haven't looked through them yet, so they may, or may not,  find a home here. 

Happy St.Patrick's Day tomorrow to all who celebrate it!





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Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

You are inspiring. I am currently taking sewing classes so I can receive my certificate. I am working on one dress and will hopefully be starting another dress next week.

My goal is to feel secure enough to complete projects like you are.

How long have you been sewing??

TFS!!

Lori said...

Great job on all the pants. I can't wait to see the tunic and red shirt. Great ideas.

Julia said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you, too. It looks like you found the treasure at the end of the rainbow!

Cecili said...

Great projects, and I can't wait to see the long red shirt!

Julia said...

There's a new award awaiting you on my last post!

Uta said...

Three pairs of pants, wow! I should be so productive when sewing basics... And I like all of your patterns; looking forward to seeing what you'll sew from them!

Aminat said...

I must agree, 3 pairs of pant, that must have been a lot of work..Those are lovely patterns you picked up, and that poly/rayon fabric will look very nice for the shirt..Can't wait to seeing the final project...

Clio said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog! After all my issues with one pair of pants I am in awe of anyone who can make three!

Little Sewing Alcove said...

You are very inspiring Gwen!! You made a comment on my blog and asked me to visit yours....but, unbeknownst to you, I've been stalking yours for a while now!! hehehe.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Wow, you've been busy. I missed visiting you!

The Sewing Loft said...

Gwen, thank you for all of the nice comments you leave on my blog. I enjoy following yours so much. Your creativity always inspires me.

Barb

Linda T said...

I can't wait to see that red coat! The pattern is perfect. Have you picked your fabric for the coat?

HeathersSphere said...

Cool stuff, Gwen! I cannot wait to see your next projects!

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