Sunday, 18 August 2013
The Tim Gunn Project
✄ Vogue 8904 (Basic Black Dress)
✄ Vintage Vogue 1985 (Day Dress)
✄ Butterick 5365 (White Shirt)
✄ Vogue 8333 (Blazer)
✄ Vogue 1325 (Dress Pants x 2)
✄ McCall's 8246 (Sweatsuit Alternative)
✄ Advance 8436 (Sweatsuit Alternative)
Yup, up next are the dress pants. I have to admit that my wardrobe has been lacking good dress pants for quite some time. I made a pair of navy wool using Vogue 1325 and I'm pleased with how they turned out. I even used the pattern for my jeans! I wouldn't mind a couple more of these pants and I plan to use the same pattern.
The first pair I'll make out of fabric that I splurged on big time. I picked up a beautiful wool and cashmere blend in a grey with tiny blue stripes at Mitchell Fabrics. Even at 50% off this fabric was a hit to the budget especially during a lay-off. Let's just call it an early birthday gift (I picked it up a couple of weeks ago) and a can't wait to get back to work gift. But it is beautiful to the hand and these will made a work appropriate pair of pants.
For the second pair, I have a solid black British wool in my stash that will fit the bill. It is a really nice suit quality fabric but nothing like the wool and cashmere blend. None-the-less, these two fabrics will do nicely for work appropriate dress pants.
So, have you ever splurged on an expensive fabric?
Okay, before you faint. Yes, I made a pink sweater. I'm not willing to say that it's my favourite colour but I will admit t...
Something happened this evening. I was over at the McCall's website because I came across an email about one of their sales ending toni...
I have officially finished my winter coat this week. My latest version ended up back on the sewing table to add some interfacing to the sle...
Happy New Year! Can you believe that another sewing year is coming to a close? And what are you doing reading sewing blogs? Shouldn't yo...
All I want for Christmas is a box of mandarin oranges, good music, and some quality time with family & friends and to sneak in time at ...
Now that the gift-giving portion of the holiday festivities are over I can share some of the makes. Mama R recently asked me to stop off at...