Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I got all four of the previously mentioned Lutterloh patterns drafted last weekend, and one skirt cut out. I used my shoulder template from my PR Muslin Class to alter the bodice and armholes. The skirt fabric is the rayon brown/turquoise/white print for the SWAP skirt. As slowly as I am moving on these projects, I hope to get another top cut out this coming weekend, or maybe two if I get to it. I want to definitely cut out the cross over top. Meanwhile I did another grocery bag! Now all I have to do is remember to take the bags to the store when we shop. The grocery bag, and two more ready to go, are being sewn on the Janome, and so far my observation is that this is the quietest machine in the world! It is quieter even than the Kenmore 19233 (made by Janome) I had. I could sew all night and no one would be disturbed. The Viking of course is not really noisy, but it has that high pitched Viking growl-whine sound that I personally love, but may be perceived by others as more noisy. So for night sewing you can't beat this Janome.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Almost a year ago I wrote a post about the SWAP I planned for Summer 2008. Well, I decided to finish that for Summer 2009! Luckily I have finished several pieces, and luckily I have the fabric for the rest! I also decided to update a few of the patterns, and draft a few Lutterlohs in their place. The skirt or maybe two that I have left, I will make a sort of A-line, and one of the tops I have left will be a criss-cross. I actually made two of the turquoise tops, so I am ahead of that game! The jacket I haven't decided on yet, and I also want to make a vest. I have some lovely dark green cord with paisleys on it that would make a nice vest and since it was a large remnant at my local fabric store, there is just enough for a vest. It is pretty muted in tones, so not a screaming paisley at all! I photocopied four Lutterloh patterns over the weekend, and put them in individual pattern envelopes. After all that arranging I am ready to draft. The skirt out of the print rayon, but I have two pieces of print rayon, both lovely. Maybe I will do one from this pattern and then chose another, or just do both from it. I don't have plans or fabric for the PJ pants, but they look comfy and I just might give them a go with light weight flannel if i can find some! I have a length of light green Bemberg lining fabric I thought I would make a PJ top from of that pattern. And a nice piece of pink silk charmeuse I could use as well. [All Lutterloh Pattern photos copyright Modeverlag Lutterloh]