Monday, March 25, 2013

Who Wears the Pants?

Well, the answer is obvious, isn't it?
I was so enthusiastic about Aldrich's book for women that I decided to buy the masculine version:

What I had in mind was to make a new and better version of the corduroy trousers I had made for my boyfriend, which after being redimensioned form a magazine pattern, did not look as good as they should. With my own patterns, the result was as good as this:

I took measures, I draw the basic block, and made a  muslim from there. I had to make some minor adjustments to the muslim, and now I have the perfect pattern for corduroy pants, if my sweetheart does not gain any volume!
Some parts, like the zipper, o the belt loops are delicate and you need some practice to do them well. In fact these are my first perfect belt loops so far!

Well, my boyfriend is so happy with the result that he has decided to reserve them for dressing up occasions, when they were meant for work. He finds the corduroy mustard yellow perfect, so I am very happy with the job done.

Since I started constructing my own patterns, I am moving away from magazines' The fit is so perfect I can only recommend every seamstress to go for it.

We are now in December 2013. I've made a second version of this pattern, since I kept my toile fo further occasions. It is a cinamon corduroy this time, and the result, as good as the firts one, of course:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Animal Jumper

Last winter I made this dress in this spotted grey wool and I got some fabric left. I decided to use my unviersal T-shirt pattern again, because I know it is just perfect.
I had the nasty surprise of itchiness as soon as I tried it on the first time, so I decided to underline it all with a very thin beige fabric with a lot of give. I sew it around the neck, right to right, and turn it to the inside, sewing then the bottom of the sleeves and body. 
Now, it is confortable and nice to wear, so I consider it a good solution. It wears well with jeans.

Here I am wearing it with minishorts and my grey UGGS, which have proved really wearable (and of course comfortable!) in the cold Lleidatan winters.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wrap T-shirt

I have always liked wrap dresses and t-shirts, and this is one of many many tries I've made, and a very good one, likely to be recreated, I think. It is a Burda pattern, and it became perfect for my mauve elastic cotton fabric: