Are for finishing touches!
And, my nana’s button stash has the perfect vintage buttons.
That’s right, the weekend ended with an Esme Tunic (dress for me) and a Pilvi Jacket. AND, I even figured out how to partially line the jacket (yes, even more repurposing of clothes that no longer fit!) And, I mean really super easy! I traced the patterns on Friday afternoon, cut out both patterns on Saturday and sewed the tunic and most of the jacket on Saturday afternoon. I finished the facings on the jacket and the hemming on Sunday afternoon. (To see a bigger image, just click!)
Lotta Jansdotter’s patterns are well written, despite finding the pattern pieces on the somewhat confusing pattern sheets! AND! The cap sleeve tunic is easy to alter post sewing. It just a simple side seam construction!
And, the sleeveless Uniform top with pockets also turned out wonderfully and will easily become a wardrobe staple. But, I really need a sweater or something with it – I am never warm inside when the A/C is running. So, I will more than likely make another Pilvi jacket.
I have one more dress that might have enough fabric to deconstruct into another tunic/dress, and maybe I will get to it this week!
How does your Monday look?
You were very productive this weekend! I’m impressed with your sewing skills and speed. I’m a little interested in bringing out my machine in giving a simple sewing project a try (maybe). I love the blue you’re using, too!
These pieces are just wonderful, Kat! I especially love the lining fabric, and think every garment should have pockets. You are quite the seamstress and I’ll look forward to seeing more of your resourceful sewing!
I’m impressed that you got that completely done over the weekend!
Very nice! And speedy!! I, too, love the lining fabric especially.
LOVE that lined jacket!! Great job on all of it, Kat!
Lovely jacket, Kat! The lining just adds the perfect touch. (I always love a little “surprise” inside.) XO
Your sewing is impressive. I want to look at this book and see what I think. Do you think the patterns in these new sewing books fit better than the old Simplicity, McCall’s varieties from back in the day?
These look so great! I am really in awe of how quickly clothes can get made with sewing — I guess I am used to the slow process of knitting!
wow! so beautiful, Kat!! That little jacket is so chic … perfect buttons and the lining. Love it! I think the sleeveless tunic needs a sweater … have you ordered the Coast yet?
wow! two finishes and both are beautiful !
sometimes Monday’s leave you inspired!