Thursday, March 22, 2012

Donna Karan Suit- Update

In the previous post I wrote regarding the Donna Karan Suit.
Below is a pic of my knockoff DK skirt. I still have some hemming to do and then the skirt will be completed. Spring has arrived here on the east coast and I want to sew spring and summer clothes. However one of my goals of 2012 was not to have UFO, so I am going to work on jacket slowly during the summer

Below is a picture of the almost completed skirt.

FYI- I have a bulging disc at the base of my neck. I am having physical therapy three times a week. I have two more weeks to go and it so painful. As you can imagine my sewing pace is very slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Next Project Inspiration- Donna Karan Resort 2012

The suit in the pic below is by  Donna Karan resort collection 2012. I fell in love with this suit the minute I saw it and the best part is that the fabric was in my stash. This project is a stash buster.
I started with my TNT skirt pattern and  drew the lines, labeled and numbered each section. See the pic below.
In the image below I reversed the pattern.

Here I cut the pieces apart.

Here is the interlining. The pieces will the sewn to the interlining. I am treating the fabric and the interlining as one.

Once the pieces were cut out, I realize that I had to flip over the interlining. I hand basted  the chalk lines on the interlining and on all the individual pieces.
In the pic below I sewed on the first two pieces of fabric onto the interlining, next to the red fabric a white fabric will be sewn.
The next post I will have the skirt completed. Here on the East Coast spring has arrived early. I had this suit in my sewing que I am going to finish this project before moving on to spring sewing.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pattern Give Away, Next Project & Crochet Bag

Pattern Giveaway
This is my first patterns give away for 2012. If you are interested send me an e-mail with your name and address.

UPDATE- Butterick 5566  went to Ametlik in the Netherlands.

Crochet Bag - Angelina Jolie"s Bag
In a previous post I wrote about the Angelina Jolie bag that was popular in 2007. The bag is done; however I cannot find the leather handles to match, I may use bamboo handles. Jo-Anns does not have  handles that match the bag. I may use bamboo handles.   Next fall I am going to crochet the Angelina Jolie bag again in brown. I am going to make sure that I have the straps for the bag first.

On The Sewing Front
1. My inspiration- Donna Karan Resort 2012. More about that later
2. A red skirt that has been on my inspiration board for 2 years.


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