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  • February Sewing Projects

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by David in My Handmade Closet, The Women I Sew For.

    I didn’t think I would do two trousers projects nearly back to back but it was pretty much a case of love at first sight when I saw this fabric:


    Isn’t it gorgeous? I really have a thing for plaids lately and I love the combination of brown and turquoise. I initially intended to do a shirt but somehow these colours don’t seem to agree with my skin tone so I’m opting for a pair of trousers instead. I will still be using Vogue pattern V8940.

    The challenge as explained in my last plaid trousers is clearly to get the waistband 100% right. I’ve been thinking about it and I’d like the waistband facing to be shorter so that it covers perfectly the inside seams without having to fold anything extra. It should work as I will be using binding on the waistband facing before sewing it by hand.

    I bought brown linen for the pockets, turquoise binding and zipper along with a glossy turquoise shell button. I’m really quite excited about this project which I’ve just started!


    The other project is a 1960’s black dress for my friend Nadia.

    I will go for Design A with the bows. I’ve toyed with the idea of making a little black dress for a while and Nadia and I are particularly fond of this retro design. I’ve bought a good quality black crepe viscose fabric although I haven’t given much thought about the implications and complications of working with stretchy fabrics. I guess I will find out very soon 🙂

2 Responses so far.

  1. Karen says:

    I love version C on the Butternick pattern, with the bows from A. In a deep claret. My friend calls it velvet roses. 🙂

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