Follow along as I sew what I wear, cook and garden.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I've been scouring the internet for inspirations for my spring wardrobe. Net a Porter is one of my favorite sites because I can really zoom in and see the details and they are not so youth oriented as are some of the other sites.
I like this Roberto Cavalli jacket. I think that I've found a Patrones pattern that I can use for this. I may even have a fun silk lining left over from a coat I made a few years ago. I have black cotton from a Michaels sale for this one.
I like the exposed zipper on this. I've been looking for a dress pattern to use some great black and white silk I bought last year when Textile Studio was closing down. She really had some gorgeous fabrics. I need some sleeves though.
I have some black and white zebra print silk that I want to use for a blouse. In a recent Burda, and of course its not up on the website yet, they had a lace front tunic that I think will work for it. I also want to make a couple of cotton blouses. I am getting tired of sewing knits.
For bottoms I'm planning a pencil skirt or two and of course, pants. I need pants to match that tan linen jacket I made last year.
Right now I am working on a pair of jeans from the January issue of Burda. They are almost finished and I have never gotten so close to perfect so easily, or at least not in a long time. I hope to finish those today.
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.