the silver lining

kind of…

I have only to sew the bottom of the lining to the jacket left, that and to do the same in the sleeves and to sew in two buttons :) Almost done, that makes me happy :D


Today as usual at Tuesdays we were “thrown out” from our classroom, the gymnasium students are having “free choise” lessons and one can chose to have sewing then, and they need our machines and rooms. So there is not a whole lot of sewing on Tuesdays, but I actually feel that I made something for a change. I made pockets (one is finished and one is half finished)

steampunk shirt

detail on  shirt
I am finally using this nice brown on brown striped polyester fabric that I got this summer at Ohlssons tyger. I knew that I wanted to do something steampunk with it but it needed some “shelf time” to be the best it could be. So I am making a casualsteam shirt, with some black lace from Vena Cava Design on the collar and the buttons are probably going to be brass colored and vintage. I have a whole bunch of button batches checked out on Tradera, I just need to win them ;)

the jacket (again)

the jacket
Now I can make pretend that it is finished, but there are still some stuff to do on it. It needs hand sewn buttonholes, pockets and it needs to have the lining attached. But I expect it to be done at the end of next week. On the picture I have pinned a paper pocket shape on the jacket, and the buttons are also only pinned on.

the striped jacket

striped jacketstriped jacket
In school I am currently working on a jacket, I actually weaved this fabric myself, it is wool weft with cotton warp. I actually don’t know any weaving terms in English, but Ill make it up as I go along ;)
The warp is solid black cotton, to get the sharpest colors I decided to not have the warp in stripes, that made me weave the fabric the “wrong” way stripes laying down in stead of the normal way.

This is the sketch I made for this jacket.
wool coat

New years eve dress 2008

New years eve dress 2008 frontNew years eve dress 2008 sideNew years eve dress 2008 back
This new years eve was a bit special, two friends to the family got married and I sewed her dress. I know that one should not wear black to a wedding but as this was a “not so formal” wedding and it was new years eve and the bride told me that it was totally fine I ignored that.
This dress is sewn in gray (see, not totally black!) taffeta with a black flock printed pattern on it that I found at Ohlssons tyger, I have the exact same fabric but in red as curtains in my bedroom ;) I really like this fabric.

New years eve dress 2008 piping
I tried to match the pattern on the bodice part, but I gave up. To much shapes to make it possible so I decided to have gray piping in the seams in stead, to make the parts divided and the “brake” between the patterns sharp and clear. That way you would not be bothered if the pattern did not match. I did match the pattern center back were the hidden zipper is.
New years eve dress 2008 back details

The dress is sewn to fit my body with a corset on, 10 cm smaller than my natural waist. I wanted the “new look” visuals, wasp waist and big skirt so I used the same petticoat as I had under my Christmas dress.

New years eve dress 2008

The pattern for this dress is based on the same as the one for my Christmas dress but with a lot of alterations. As the icing on the cake I have a detachable bow in the back.