Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Done Deal

I finished the red duster.  It is exactly what I envisioned.  Although it's too warm to wear it now, it will be perfect for fall.  Yes, I said FALL!  It is inevitable.

And back:



I used an old TNT shirt pattern, and made the following changes: 
1.  Lengthened and A-lined to calf-length.
2.  Added breast pockets with white top-stitching.
3.  Made a cuffed sleeve with tab
4.  Added a back yoke, with tab and white top-stitching.

The seams are Hong Kong finished and bound armholes, and lace tape on the hem.

Next, I'm working on a tunic or blouse.  Maybe this.

New Simplicity patterns are up on their website.  I don't see anything particularly exceptional.  Still, it's always worth a look, and you talented people make a rather plain looking pattern into something spectacular!

Happy 4th! 

30 Talk to me:

Nancy K said...

This happened to me last year. I made a jacket that it was too hot to wear much. But without a lining that duster is good for over chilled restaurants.

ELMO said...

I love the tabbed sleeves, and the color is bright and timeless. You reminded me that I have that simplicity pattern in my stash, I really should pull it out it's so cute.

JoanneM said...

Fantastic color. Something to look forward to in the early fall! Well done.

Sheila said...

Lovely duster in a perfect red with great details.

The Sewing Loft said...

Your duster is beautiful, so crisp and clean looking. Great job, as usual. :)

Barb

Rebecca said...

The color looks great on you.

vernonfashionstudio said...

Oh that duster came out very nice! And anything in red is worth the effort! We all need more color in our wardrobes.

Linda T

Uta said...

Great duster! I love a true red garment, and seeing or wearing one always lifts my spirits. Didn't you also have a trenchcoat in the works?

Mary Nanna said...

Very nice - now is a duster something like a house coat? how elegant to wander round the house in something so bright and beautifully finished.

Rose said...

If you ever get tired of that duster, you can send it my way. I love it! It looks great on you. Fall? I'm just getting into summer.

Amy said...

Wow, you are rocking that duster.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I think it's great that you are ready for fall! And the topper is beautiful and will look amazing with all the fall leaves!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Ohhh! You look great in red.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

That is a very nice style and I love the color. You did a fantastic job.
It will be absolutely perfect for fall.

Linda T said...

Absolutely fantastic. I love it! Now you can look forward to fall.

Trudy Callan said...

You did a beautiful job on your duster.

Kyle said...

love the white topstitching and also that little tab on the back!!

shams said...

What a cheerful piece for the fall! It's beautiful!

Bunny said...

This looks great, Gwen. Wonderful work.

Cindy said...

Looks sweet on you. You look really good in red!
Have a great holiday weekend and enjoy all your sewing moments.

Lori said...

Fantastic and that is your color!

Tanya said...

Simply beautiful.

Cecili said...

So beautiful, you did a great job with this shirt!

Julia said...

You are one talented lady who can turn any pattern into something sensational. You always, always, always put so much detail work into your creations. You are so impressive!!!! I love this duster.

柏辰柏辰 said...

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Sigrid said...

Beautiful, love the details it has: topstitching, tabs, pockets.
Would you know why this is called a duster? In Dutch we have the same word, but then it is a bathrobe/something you wear when not yet dressed. Yours is obviously not that. Just curiosity.

Mary Beth said...

I love dusters! Yours is outstanding.

j.kaori said...

Wonderful! The details, especially the button tab and the topstitching, look beautiful. You are ready for fall!

Kat said...

Looks great! I love the color and length.

Cennetta said...

The duster is beautiful. And you are right to start preparing for fall. It's around the corner.

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