I refused to do pyjamas yet again, ( I really did need a break from the same old pj pattern), so for beginner classes....
The skirt is Kwik Sew 3877. I got the idea while watching the BBC Sewing Bee. There are darts, a zipper, a waistband and a hem ... and only two main pattern pieces. All the basics in a simple project. The blouse is the Sewaholic Pendrell. Guess I'll be in trouble if those who sign up are not pear-shaped figures - I'll be busy helping them to alter the fit. Oh, well - not like I get to sit around and snooze in any sewing class.
|A close-up of the fabrics|
I thought that the lighting in the store was quite good, but obviously those fluorescent lights do little to help in showing the true colours of fabrics. This jacket is actually a coral, but it looks to be quite a hideous orange. (Probably not a good combination of coral fabric on red mannequin either ...)Kwik Sew 3620, with major changes. One layer for the collar, no facings - easy, easy, easy. I think that watching the machine embroider took longer than actually sewing the jacket - binding included.
That's all for now. I'll continue getting inspired by everyone else, and hopefully get my act together to show more pictures sooner rather than later.