Saturday, November 29, 2008
I compared the curves on the two patterns I have, and the drafting on the two patterns is almost the same. I love both patterns. The Burda pants I have made are the most comfy pants I have ever made, and I have high hopes for the Lutterloh pants as well. The first ones I made are a bit tight. Measurements that are dead accurate are critical. I have a pair of black pants ready to go, and have just not sat down to sew them, but will update here when I do.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Excuse a foray into shoes. I mean what good is sewing our nifty wearing apparel if we don't have fashionable shoes as well? I have been strictly tire-tread clogs for so long now. And one pair of dressy shoes for emergencies. This past weekend I happened into the Danform shoe store near me, and these babies actually fit my feet. Lovely brown tone, nice studs, great heel; they are from Ecco shoes. Nothing usually does fit, it's a width situation. And then, lo and behold two more pair fit? Could I leave two pairs that fit there and only buy one? No. I could not. So I bought the red pair here only in a dark tobacco brown, and they are Børn shoes. So comfy, all padded inside, just the hint of a back on them, and good for a bit less casual working shoe than my usual clogs with the no-nonsense sole. I've worn each pair now for a whole day, still the feet are fine. Happy happy...joy joy. Then there's that third pair...but they were felt clogs...must not...must not...
Friday, November 14, 2008
Lutterloh pants are in the works, cut out and ready to be sewn when I get to it. Black material of unknown content, but I think it is a cotton/rayon blend. The fabric was in my mother's stash in 1997 when she passed away, and I have waited to find a suitable pattern. There is also enough to make a jewel neck top to match, but I haven't decided on a pattern yet. I want this to be a semi-dressy outfit for those very few occasions when I want to look a bit dressy. The top pattern in this photo will be a princess shirt, and I do have fabric for this.