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Friday, January 21, 2011

Grey Mini Collection Details

Apart from getting a bit derailed by the fur coat I am mostly managing to stick to the plan I posted here. I am adding in one extra piece so that I can make a mini collection of 2 tops, a skirt and pants.

The skirt you have seen in my previous post. The other pieces in this collection are;

Pants - Hot Patterns Razor Sharp Pants in a darker grey wool. These are well on the way although let me tell you the faced fly front took me an age to figure out. I am going to write a separate post with instructions and step by step photos so I never have to figure them out again.



Top 1 - McCalls 5977 in a grey, pink poly print. This is also partly completed although I hit a problem with the sleeves. The pattern piece for the sleeves on View D are essentially an oval ring doughnut shape and they just don't hang very well in my fabric. So I have purchased a yard of grey chiffon and will do some kind of draped sleeve / neck embellishment. Still figuring that out, I think I will do some web research for inspiration. You can see the original, stiff sleeve basted on below and the grey fabric just thrown on top for now.



Top 2 - This was not in my original plan but I really want to use this textured pale pink chiffon for a top, the fabric is just draped on my dressform here. Not sure of a pattern yet but it will be something very simple with few pattern pieces.

17 comments:

bg-booms said...

Tou make very interesting mini-collection.
I love such pants so much!

Eilane Vida Costura said...

Já posso imaginar como vai ficar bonita sua coleção, cinsa e super versátil e a combinação de cores está maravilhosa.

Abraços

Eilane - Brasil

Susan said...

I love the what your doing with your mini-collection. I'm really dreawn to greys myself, so it is really speaking to me! Can't wait to see what you do with both tops.

KayY said...

I put up a tutorial for a faced fly front here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54636325@N00/sets/72157605144357793/
See if it is of any help.

CGCouture said...

I think the pink fuzzy would make a cute cardigan. :-) As for the shirt, you have enough fabric there from the current sleeves to make a tiny cap-type sleeve that only goes on the top. Think sewaholic's Pendrell blouse without the poufy-ness. I can't wait to see the pants modeled and find out what you do with the other two projects! :-)

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I would love to make a pair of pants and your Hot Patterns choice looks like a great pair. Perhaps I'll work up the nerve.

I adore your blouse's fabric. The sleeves don't look bad from here. Are they that terrible in real life?

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Love the print on the top. I am very interested to see what you think about the Hot Patterns pants, I am debating trying a HP pants pattern. Let us know what fitting issues you encountered.

melissa said...

omg that chiffon is just LUSH! Are you waiting until the collection is complete to model the pieces for us?

Angela said...

Your mini-wardrobe is coming together nicely! I love the gray chiffon on the top and the other chiffon... is just fabulous!

jadestar said...

I love the pink anf grey top. Why don't you make the donut sleeves into cap sleeves. Its half way there already, and look a bit like cap sleeves in the photo.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

When in doubt, embellish! Love that wispy pink stuff.

JoanneM said...

Am I the only one who really likes the doughnut sleeve in the pretty poly print?
Great color combo.

j.kaori said...

I love the mini collection concept --- and love the colors you chose. That pink chiffon is just gorgeous --- how perfect for your collection!

Handmade said...

Shaping up beautifully!

Gail said...

Your making good progress. The blouse fabric is beautiful. I love your mini collection concept. My big collection idea is just that - too big.

a little sewing said...

Your fabrics are luscious! Disappointing that the sleeve didn't work out, but the gray chiffon is so perfect with the print.

senaSews said...

Great plan. I love your fabric and pattern choices.