I left home at 8.30 thinking I was attending the last of 3 Web Design courses. An earlier course had been cancelled, and I had asked to be included in the Nov. course but discovered it too was cancelled after the 35 min. drive to campus. It was a little late to go for a bike ride so I decide to finish up this jacket. The way the day was progressing is most likely best I did not take to the road. This was the ‘planned’ jacket for my Spring 6pac and I was a little nervous about putting the snaps on.
Anyway, I found the snaps, directions and tools. Had to make a hole for the shaft in the fabric and ended up sticking myself. Got a little blood on the jacket. Had another look at the jacket and apparently had stabbed it also. With a bit fiddling, patience and trial by error I got the snaps on the jacket…..the illustrations were difficult to make out, the bottom and top snaps looked ‘the same’…..but I stayed with it. The snap maker was a Xmas present from 2012, it needed to see the light of day.
Detail of Snaps
Love Burda patterns….Make ‘your’ alterations….say no to a muslin and sew…..do not try on until last snap is done. I sewed a size 44 from a white denim. Had white on the overlocker, the new machine and top stitching thread on my old sewing machine. Makes sewing much easier when you do not have to change thread.
Here I am modelling my denim jacket with the Burda T and old pair of navy pants.
Detail of position for snaps
Detail of snap
Denim jacket Burda 7018
Denim jacket worn over Burda T and slim Burda pants
Lucy and Cheryl
NAVY and WHITE 6pac
Each season we get opportunity to participate in sewing a 6pac at Artisan Square. A 6pac is a collection of ‘basic’ ‘neutral’ clothes where “THIS GOES WITH THAT” providing a core for your wardrobe.
THINK : 2x bottoms – Fly Front Skirt by Hot Patterns pull on knit skirt and purchased jeans
2x inner eg. shells –Loes Hinse Sweater Knit and Burda T2x
2x outer layer –Cutting Line “By Popular Demand” jacket
Knit navy blue ‘Sweater Set’ by LH patterns. With Fly Front Skirt by Hot Patterns
Stretch Pull on skirt with Burda T and ‘By Popular Demand” jacket
Jacket “By Popular Demand” T-shirt Burda and purchased Sportscraft Jeans.
Loes Hinse ‘Sweater Set’ made from a navy knit
Loes Hinse “Sweater Set”
This is one those amazing days of clear blue sky and warm sunshine after the rain. Our kitchen was pulled out (reno) and going for breakfast at Terrigal is a great way to start the day. The beach is in its’ flat winter mood and we have been lucky enough to see dolphins and whales lately. The dolphins love to surf the waves and herd fish into the haven for a feed, while some swimmers got a big surprise to see a whale right up close, about 25m off the beach swimming with them!
This is my new top made from a printed spot rayon. Burda pattern No.3197. from there Easy Collection worn with Cutting Line Design “My Swing Set Pants” and ” By Popular Demand” Jacket. I have been struggling with a bad cold, an annoying cough and a tear in my right knee ligament (cannot walk) so not much sewing has been happening. Yesterday, I was feeling better and cut out 2 knit tops, wizzed them up on the overlocker and hemmed them with a twin needle. Just could not resist the strong sunshine and had to wear something to match.
Wearing Burda T, Cutting Line Design MSS slim pant and BPD jacket. Looking towards Wamberal.
Cutting LIne Design BPD jacket and MSS slim pants. Looking towards The Haven.
At Terrigal wearing my Spring 6pac.
Cheryl and Lucy at Terrigal beach.
I have been working on my Spring 6pac. The 6pac is Elizabeth’s concept, and each season she starts a new thread at Artisan Square for those who want to participate in the planning, discussion and sewing of the 6pac. The aim this season is to create a related set of 6 “boring, basic but beautiful” clothes to suit the upcoming season using neutrals and a favourite colour or two. After a year of sewing seasonal 6pacs you should have a great collection of clothes for most occasions. Elizabeth reminds us that this is not place for special occasion clothes
We aim to sew : 2 x Bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts)
2x inside (shirts, tops)
2x outer layer (jacket, cardigan)
I have been participating for a while….and still stray from the original plan. So this time I am aiming to sew/purchase classic garment.
My plan is 1. (purchased) jeans
2. cream jeans style skirt
3. navy T
4 navy polka dot T
5. cream jean jacket
6. navy tank and cardigan. (completed)
7. coloured shirt
Most start with a plan, sometimes written and sometimes visual. This is the best part as we get to dream and play in our sew imaginations. The difficulties come in sourcing the fabric which suit the garment and that ‘play’ with the others. So , I have been buying neutrals in large amounts lately in anticipation that I will have enough for pants, skirt and a jacket. It is a lot fun sewing along, discussing and seeing what others have made and a great way of building a wardrobe.