Samstag, 29. Juli 2017

Kimono-leotard Jalie 2673, #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 Juillet

Coucou, mes amies,

Hello, my sewing friends!

Have a look at my july make for our challenge #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017!

Last year, I had already sewn the Sophie swimsuit. 
Because I don't like very much visiting swimming pools (either it is too cold or there are too many visitors), I opted for brightening up my sports wear.

Once a week, I am having a PBT course where we are exercising with a fit ball. Most of the time, you are reclined at a mat. So I was looking for a pattern with a high neckline and chose Jalie 2673
The kimono style front wrap is allowing to enter into the leotard even with wide hips. Because I wanted to accentuate the band, I sewed it on left side at left side.
I hid the seam allowances by attaching by flat a navy blue fold over elastic with little zig zag stitches at each side. I skipped the sleeves and used the fold over elastic to finish the armholes.
My fear was not to be able to enter my buttocks into the leotard which is no problem. However it is a little bit difficult to enter the shoulders due to the firm blue elastic.
I lengthened the skirt by 5cm to hide my rear and finished the hem with a serged rolled hem. The instructions leave the hidden front edge unfinished but I made a flat serger seam.

For the briefs, I used my TNT panties pattern "The Smoothie" which is covering everything up.

I sewed the front pieces of the Watson bra for a built-in bra using a firm berrytone powernet and a 2cm plush underbust elastic. I fixed it at the side  and front-overlap seam allowances of the finished leotard. I fitted the straps and sewed them on the shoulder seam allowances. 

I am very happy with my new kimono leotard. I have already recieved some requests where I had bought it.

Pattern: Kimono dress leotard Jalie 2673
Size: T
Pattern built-in-bra: Watson bra, Clothhabit
Panties Pattern: The Smoothie
Fabric: Sensitive S007 rotblau diagonal, spitzen-stoffe.de

You can have a look at the others' makes at Clo's. Miriam has collected the German participants. At Selmin's Tweed and Greet you can admire all the red makes for 12 Colours of Fashion.
Have fun!

SaSa

P.S.: Some of you wanted to know what PBT is:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K6qCDP6hRqU

P.P.S.: I don't know why all the links were gone. They are working now!





Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

Grande Arche Bluse, Sewionista Patterns

Hello, dear sewists,

I am very pleased that Julia of Sewionista asked me to test sew her new top pattern
The Grande Arche is a sewing pattern for a top or dress with bust darts, showing a perfect neckline with facings. The garment doesn't have any closures. There are options for short sleeves, long sleeves or stylish bell sleeves. 
I opted for the modern twist of bell sleeves and used a lovely shirting with discreet stripes.
I am so pleased of the excellent fit. I am surprised that the back is looking so good without having any back darts. The sleeve caps fit beautifully in the armholes.
I hope that the little blouse will suit my new trousers to go with my capsule wardrobe #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017. Actually however, it is too hot to wear any longsleeved blouses.
Pattern: Grande Arche Blouse, Sewionista Patterns
Size: 36 bust graded to 40 hip
Fabric: offwhite shirting with discreet cream stripes, Tandem Bühl

I received the pattern by Julia but all the thoughts are my own.
Have a look at what other sewists have made for themselves shown at RUMS.

SaSa

Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017

Belladone Robe, Deer and Doe, MeMadeMittwoch

Hello, dear sewing friends,


how I love these hot summer days we are having the last days! Time to take all those beloved linen dresses out of the wardrobe.
Today we are meeting at MeMadeMittwoch to show our worn memade garments. 700Sachen is Hosting with a lovely Anna maternity hack.
I love my Belladone Dress made of Italian linen. For some details, I used embroidered some embroidered linen. I think that there is no Belladone Dress in the net I have seen that I wouldn't have liked. This is an excellent pattern.
pattern: Belladone Dress, Deer and Doe
Size: 38 bust- 40 waist and hip, skirt length of biggest size.
Fabric: Italian linen and embroidered linen for contrasting details.


In the afternoon, I will have some time to look at all the others' garments at MMM.
Have a lovely summer day!
SaSa