dinsdag 3 juli 2018

Summertime


I know, I know, you haven't heard from me for a long time. Well I have been very busy. I got the pant pattern almost  right. Then I decided that I had better get a move on because the weather was warming up and I needed a pant pattern badly. So what do you do? Well you copy an existing pant. Yep, I did. I had a pant that was worn and that had a perfect fit so I cut it along the seams and traced one front half and a back half. And you know what? It fitted perfectly. I made a sports pant to try the pattern out and when that turned out good I made myself a 3/4 pant with a side zip. You do have to be careful about what sort of textile you use. If, for example, you have copied a stretch pant you need to then use a textile with the same kind of stretch or go outward with your seams by 0,5 to 1 cm when using a textile with much less stretch or no stretch. 
I also made some T-shirts and made myself a basic pattern for a bodice (no stretch). 
See picture below.



Oh and a skirt. I also made a sweater for my son. He is really tall and useally has problems finding sweaters that are his size. They may be long enough but also very wide. So I copied a sweater and altered the width. The first try it turned out too short so I had to add an strip of fabric. In the end it turned out just fine and my son was happy with it.
So now you know why you haven't heard from me. Sewing is fun but it takes up a lot of time.
I am not yet where I want to be ( I am a perfectionist) but considering I am still somewhat of a beginner I think I am doing just fine. Of cource mistakes are made and it bugs me but I am learning from them and in the end it all comes down to experience. I just need to practice and make a lot and each time I will learn as I go.
Well there is no sewing class untill September but there is the garden jobs to be done as well and I need to make some heart pillows again for the breast cancer patients as I have been doing last year. I already have some fabric so I can start right away. And there is also a quilt that has been lying around for far to long and needs to be finished. So if you don't hear from me you now what I am getting up to :)