Finished Projects & Fabric
This is the robe for my 9 yr. old grand – It’s a Lizze McQuire pattern and she picked the one with the animal print. Then there are pics of the material waiting to be put together in a great coat or two, and the Vogue vintage jacket. Sorry, I did one too many faux fur pics.
Rodezzy, Fiber Artist
Edited 10/19/2007 2:35 pm ET by rodezzy
The robe is lovely - your granddaughter will love it! I REALLY love the double-sided white/pink faux fur - just think, you won't have to line it! How will you finish the seams? The hottie fabric really IS hottie - what will you make with that? I didn't know your could get tie-dyed corduroy. You really did well on your prices! Sew up a storm!
P.S. - You mentioned your age in the chocoholic thread - you don't look that old! That thread is hilarious, eh?
Thanks, I'm glad you like the pics. I have several coat patterns I'm pondering for the faux fur, haven't decided yet. I'm going to use my serger with white thread to finish the seams.
Went out to JoAnn's at lunch time to look for a leather coat pattern, but they cut it up so much it would spoil seeing the sayings. I could make a lined poncho, purse and hat. That would be good. I have almost four yards. I like that idea. That will be my November Challenge. (smile)
I had never seen tie-dyed corduroy either, that's why I snatched it up. I've got many coat patterns, Just picked up Butterick B5088 with a belled/ruffle type sleeve and a darted cuff sleeve. Pulls in the cuff. Not good for corduroy, but I'll do something. Love the belled sleeves.
Yes, I'm an oldie but goodie honey. If I was thinner I would give life a run for its money (giggle). My son will be 36 in December.
I loved the chocoholics thread, it was funny. And we've done some funny things to get some chocolate. ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!
They say (whoever THEY are!) that you're never too old - for anything that you want to do. So, you're still a spring chicken, compared to some of the rest of us.
The coat pattern was done in white in Sew Stylish, wasn't it? The bell sleeves are really different & it would look good with jeans, I'd think.
I didn't see it in Sew Stylish because I don't get that mag, but I want that coat! (giggle) So, I'll make it. I just saw a poncho on line in Butterick patterns that listed faux leather for a fabric. Will check my patterns at home. I'll line it with fleece. An animal print grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (giggle)
Yea, my mind forgets that my body has left it behind. I feel like it was only yesterday (smile).
I had a great young life in many ways and I stayed slim a pretty long time. I made many things for myself in high school and for my son when he came along. So, compared to a lot of younger people today who seem to have too much on their minds, I wouldn't trade my years on this earth for what's going on today.
I very much like your choice of patternand your glamorous fabrics.
Rodezzy, what a great haul! I think that robe will be awesome. The hottie fabric would be a fabulous bag and it had me drooling. Can't say that I have seen any of these fabrics at my little Joanns. I would have jumped on that hottie fabric in a heartbeat. You have to be the most productive sewist I know. I think that is wonderful. Clearly you have found your muse. solo
Actually, I got the Hottie fabricand the tie dyed corduroy at Vogue in a suburb of Chicago that my friend took me to last season. It was a great sale.
I LOVE the robe I shop at vogue also when vogue have a sale they have a great sale I'm waiting on the new sale but I beleve I may have missed the sale keep up the good work
Thanks. I love that bargin table, bought lots of curtain fabric from there at $1.00 yard.
Your faux leather poncho with the animal lining should be warm & waterproof - what more can you want, eh?
I also agree with you on your early life (mine, too) - it's nice being where we are with the knowledge we now have.
Love the robe! You sew so boldly, it's terrific.
I wondered if a diagram of pieces, from one of your Crochet Squared coats could be used as a pattern for your leather coat??? Seems to me the pieces would be simple, elegant, and you would already be familiar with the assembly process. Gail
I don't think the rigid construction of retangles would compliment a still fabric like synthetic leather would look good on me. I've found a pattern with a raglan sleeve that I thing would work because it rounds out the sharp angles. This is something I noticed on some of the jacket patterns I looked at. They were more shapely.
I'm also going to look at retail leather coats on line today to get some ideas for construction. I also found that I had a couple coat patterns already, but I'm still undecided. But I made a poncho Friday, didn't take pictures, I will tonight.
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