Selfish Sewing Week13.3.15
The week is not over yet but I´m on a sewing spree and can.not.stop. Though I think there´s always a little selfishness every time I sew (cause it´s mummy´s special moment of zen), this was a great week to try out some new patterns.
I was aiming for efficiency and to manage well my little time for sewing, so I decided only in one pattern. This way I would have the pattern pieces ready, all I needed was to cut the fabric and do adjustments on size or construction if needed.
I choose the verrry frrench Blouse Marthe from Republique du Chiffon. I´ve used french patterns before, especially for kids, and knew they weren´t too specific sometimes about construction, but I was expecting more for this one.
The pattern allows you to choose whether you want to insert a zipper or a button on the back, but it fits well through the head if you want to skip this. Since there were no instructions for these steps, my lazy self obviously skipped it. I decided to cut my back piece on fold, removing the seam allowance (thanks for the tip Rita I nearly forgot this!).
This is a french terry and I did a little hack: used Linden´s neck binding and cuffs for finish and it worked great. For my second Marthe i used a
I told you there was a back centre seam! Very happy with my matching stripes, think it´s my new Clover clips fault!
Now, I´m really really into my next project, think these were a good warm up. I´m trying my first fully lined jacket, an Eagle by Vanessa Pouzet (and the pattern is already giving me trouble because the pdf pages don´t match properly... gaaah, wish me luck!)