Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2018

#jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 avec Couture et Clo

Couture&Clo’s garde robe capsule 2017

In 2017, Clo initiated a sew along to make a capsule wardrobe. Each month one would sew a garment of one of the categories thus achieving a capsule wardrobe. 

I realized that I had a garment of most of the categories already on my sewing wish list and made a plan in January 2017:
While I finished one garment of each category, I changed my mind some times choosing another pattern.
I wore this cozy and easy to wear cardigan quite a lot. It fills a gap in my wardrobe.
I used a very soft French Terry by Atelier Brunette and it is such a pleasure wearing it.
Robe-Farrow Dress, Grainline
I dyed the white viskose fabric and was not so sure about the color. Did you see Pantone's color of 2018? After a recent wear I decided shortening it about five centimeters. Maybe that will do the trick. I am in doubt with the dress as is.
I love the Nani Iro double gauze Komorebi "sunshine filtering through foliage" and I love the blouse.
Blouse- Gathered Blouse, „She Wears The Pants“
This is the perfect blouse pattern for floating fabric! I love this blouse, too!
Maillot de danse (au lieu de maillot de bain)- Kimono leotard, Jalie 2673
Why didn't I sew my leotards before? I was never complimented more. All the others would ask where I got this. It fits and it covers my curves decently.
Lingerie- Asaka kimono, Named
Another loved and most worn garment. In summer, I wore it every morning when making breakfast. I used a most lovely Liberty silk and the pattern is really chic and useful.
Pantalon- Tyyni Cigarette Trousers, Named
I am not sure about the trousers. There are quite some wrinkles in the back. I have worn it twice.
Robe d’été (au lieu de shorts)- Adrift Dress, Papercut Patterns
Another garment I am not sure about. Is this a lovely summer dress or just an expensive nightie? When finishing it, the weather turned cold so I don't know right now.
Jupe- Pulmu, Named
although I like the skirt, I didn't dress it. It has a lovely shape and is lined, but after seeing the picture, I feared that it is clinging. I have to give it a try!
Manteau- Sapporo Coat, Papercut Patterns
I wore this coat only once because it is quite thin and it was too cold. I is a great pattern. Some others have made a closure like a zip to make it more warming. To work, I get into the car and out of the car with little time to walk outside so I didn't make any closure. I think it is more chic without.

Robe de noel inspirée par Lanvin (au lieu de combinaison)- Helmi, Named et Flora, ByHandLondon
Finally, my #designindecember. (I won a pattern by SBCC and I will make the peplum Moto Chic jacket. Since I had seen Heather Lou's I had it on my list.) The dress is very lovely to wear and to wash! Just wash it and hang it up, it will be ready without any press! I dressed it not only at Christmas Eve but also at New Year's Eve.

Normally, I would sew what is just coming to my mind. The different categories forced me to begin some garments I wouldn't have sewn otherwise so I am very happy with the result. 

Presenting the makes was a little bit difficult. I would have liked an easy linked in seeing what everyone else had made. Clo even has some great prizes to win, four big packages of sewing patterns. 

Thank you so much, Clo!

Post edit: our German MeMadeMittwoch is only opened monthly, no more weekly. I hope it is ok to link to it now since I had postet it a Wednesday ;) Go have a look at all the others' me mades!


Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2018

Lieblingsteil 2017

Dear sewing friends,

maybe you have read my previous retrospect post of my makes 2017. Today is our first meeting of German sewists at MMM, themed "favorite make of 2017".
One beloved dress I had forgotten to mention: my Lilli-Malvarosa dress. The fabric is super soft with a lovely drape and it is wearable from fall to spring. I had already made two summer versions of this great pattern by Pauline Alice which I adore.

I had forgotten today's meeting but actually I am wearing the Lilli-dress quite now.

Today's host Claudia of bunte kleider  is showing her top pattern Eliana which is by Pauline Alice, too. She has sewn several lovely versions. Thank you so much all of you organizing our meetings at MeMadeMittwoch!

Have a look at the others' top garments at Me-Made-Mittwoch and enjoy!


Montag, 1. Januar 2018

Retrospect 2017

My dear sewing friends,

I had had the impression that I had sewn only a handful of pieces in 2017 but here are the 37 pieces:

7 dresses
Farrow-dress, Grainline *, and Malvarosa dress, pauline alice
Adrift dress*, papercut patterns, Marcy Tilton Cirque dress and 
Kobe dress, papercut patterns, not blogged
Alder dress, Grainline, Liberty Archive Lilac silk, not blogged, and 

4 coats and jackets
Driftless Cardigan*, Grainline, and 
lined Lourdes jacket, Named Clothing, not blogged, similar here

Robson Coat, Sewaholic, and Sapporo Coat*, papercut patterns, both not blogged.

8 tops
Grande Arche blouse (sewing tester), Sewionista and blouse Marthe, RDC, not blogged
Japanese gathered blouse*, The Azaire blouse*, Gather
Grace-Datura corselet hack, Named Clothing and Deer+Doe, and Moana top, papercut patterns

2 skirts
Grande Arche skirt (sewing tester), Sewionista, Pulmu skirt*, Named Clothing

1 pair of trousers
Tyyni cigarette trousers*, Named Clothing, pictures here
5 lingerie-sets

Harriet Bra, Cloth Habit, Smoothie panties, Hilda pants, Ohhh Lulu
Madalynne bra S8229 and Smoothie panties
2 home-/nightwear
Asaka kimono*, Named Clothing, and
Reef pajamas, Megan Nielsen, not blogged
3 active-wear
sweetheart leotard, Jalie2797, not blogged
4 sewing for others
Stowe bag, Grainline and petal pouches, Noodlehead
Japanese gathered blouse and men's shirt V, both not blogged
Bionic gear bag, sewn together with Mel, not blogged
1 little not blogged bag:

I had had high expectations in the Talvikki sweater, but it didn't suit me at all and I already donated it.
The Adrift dress is lovely and floaty. But I feel that I have made an expensive night gown. However, it was only finished at the end of summer and I will give it another try next summer.

I would never had sewn such a short skirt if not for pattern testing. This skirt fits well, it is very well made with a lovely lining, it is a young and modern style and I don't feel ridiculous wearing it. I love it and I am wearing it a lot.

Most worn:
Why hadn't I thought about making my active wear before? The leotard dresses are in steady rotation and I have never had so many people complimenting and asking where I had gotten them.
The Driftless cardigan is another garment worn  a lot. And so is the underwear.

Most loved:
Maybe the gathered blouse and the Azaire blouse? The first is a perfect blouse pattern, the second is such a lovely pattern. The silk Liberty Alder dress was made too late in beginning fall, I hope wearing it in spring. Same with the Reef pajamas.

I can see that there are several sewn garments unblogged. My main problem is the part of taking pictures. I don't like being photographed at all and I don't have the skill of taking good pictures or of editing. A good post needs very good pictures so anyone would like reading it. It's a dilemma!

There are several instagram activities I have taken part in more or less(@paisleypirouette):
#mmmay17 organized by @sozoblog
#sewphotohop by @houseofpinheiro and
#pbsewvember by @bimbleandpimble
The spontaneous posting was fun!

I have taken part in Clo's  @couture_and_clo #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 with sewing one garment per month including twelve categories (I signed them with a little star). I liked participating a lot and will hopefully write another blog post about this sew along.

Every year, the German MeMadeMittwoch-blog is offering a Christmas-dress-sew-along.

I took part with my Lanvin-inspired dress at Monikas and Yvonne's "from runway to my wardrobe" (Vom Laufsteg in den Kleiderschrank).

There is Linda's challenge "Designin'December" where I am taking part, too. Have a look at IG #designindecember.

Thank you for reading my posts! I am especially thankful for every comment made.

Have a peaceful and happy New Year with a lot of time for sewing and blogging!