Made this jacket 6 months ago for the Tilton trip to Paris with the Tilton sisters. But I see Mood Fabrics still has the fabric available. Was awesome to work with this – stretch cotton http://www.moodfabrics.com/fashion-fabrics/cotton/stretch-cotton/shades-of-blue-lightweight-stretch-cotton-print-303347.html
If I could wear skinny jeans I would have made them too, just because I could. But I can’t, I have trunks not branches….
So here is my take on Marcy’s jacket, locally found satin for lining (difficult to find non-blingy fabrics in Brunei). Finished with a Riri zip. I left the sleeves without the cuff, but I like either way. Special attachment below on the zipper pull.
The body is in two pieces. This gives a very flattering shape to the jacket and the body that wears it!
The sleeves are in two pieces, this gives a truly shapely sleeve and wears like a tailored sleeve. Nice touch.
clever pocket, almost can’t see it
white animal print satin lining
Final touch, a starfish charm on the zipper pull.
Finally the Pur Jus Dress i have called this. Made from EmmaOneSock softest linen ever. Drafted a pattern to reflect tucks, darts and curves that go well with linen fabric. I loved the fabric so much that I bought the other colourway – grey shades.
Made a form of twisted neckline, i liked the way it turned out, the pressing makes it permanent. Armholes with facing.
Loads of darts for a bit of shape.
Darts made ‘inside out’ for some fun. I eventually placed some ‘floating’ pockets on the side where the side front panel sat. Haven’t taken that photo yet…
I made a coat with a soft woven denim fabric. Woven, not printed, Finished look of fabric made to look faded. Very nice stretch quality from Marcy Tilton.
This pattern originally came from Burda downloadable patterns. But I don’t see the pattern reviewed anywhere (Nancy #6036). Was relatively easy to make, i omitted the pleated shoulder attachment, but kept the theme with the pockets and back tab, pleated. I completely lined the coat with no seams showing, all machine stitched.
Leather tabs for closing
Shoulder set by tailoring methods
I love the collar, the cut was excellent, Burda did this well. The detail of the pocket here, where I used the tie-dye lining (satin poly) as the edging, and a black jacquard piece I had in my stash for the pleating.
The Back tab had to be re-sewn as the coat was too big and after taking in the side seams, mainly in the waist, the tab had to be re-sewn. Made a few adjustments with regards to attaching and finishing.
I decided to make a few linen garments back in March, since I’m living in Brunei, and linen is a wonderful option in tropical high humidity heat. I was heading off to Paris to meet with Marcy and katherine Tilton (and a good kiwi friend), for a week of fashion and fun. So I made Marcy’s vest pattern, very funky and quirky lines, deliberately falling in whimsy ways!
The pictures here show the vest straight out of my suitcase, and it stood up very well during packing. I love this vest!
I can wear ANY colour under this garment. Great with jeans, black pants or linen pants.
B5891 Side View after taking the side in HEAPS
…with my new Groom Bag I got from Marcy. WHAT a bag. love it
I did not line the collar band but certainly will the next time, because unless I have the buttons done up to the top, the band flops open and you can see the inside, not that it matters with linen, the print almost comes through .
Winter Tunic Front
I drafted a new tunic and started making it right away. Too impatient for a mock-up, I feel along the way to keep it flowing and it all matched up very well. Five different fabrics in total but equally as balanced right through. Black fabric is Marcy’s Black Parisian Microfiber Knit, with black eyelet pleather edging.
Side view with MacBeth Bamboo from Marcy
Side view with missoni-ish print
Back View with myfabrics.uk large spot
The pocket was machine stitched from the inside. I used lingerie FOE (fold over elastic) for the top edge.
Pocket in Marcy’s Volcano Knit
I finished the neck edge with the same fabric as one of the sleeves – completing in a fiddly ‘twisted band’ effect. First time i’ve managed to do this in a WIDE band.
Twisted Neck Band
I’m going to cut a length from the stripe for a scarf. Will wear this with black boots back in Perth – winter of course!
So soft and warm!
I made this for a friend – it was a newly released pattern, and I wanted to make it before I return for a quick visit to Perth in August. So, love the shape and comfort. I used the David Knit Stripe from Marcy Tiltons range, and the gorgeous quality of navy rayon jersey came from jerseyfashion in Germany (but you can get the same quality from Marcy Tilton) The multi print ity came from gorgeousfabrics.
I had some issues with sewing the combination of fabrics – rayon jersey, ity and the stripe knit all had their own character. SO…I used double sided narrow iron on web for hems. FANTASTIC stuff. I was also able to use my cover stitch machine for the hems with no issues.
Janome CoverPro 1000cpx. Can’t sew to the edge – it bunches.
I will have to make one for myself now!
I love crushed fabrics, and have a great stash. When I can find I buy – this deep cobalt colour is gorgeous and the only place I could find this fine quality is in Germany myfabrics.co.uk called ‘crash jersey’, I’ve since found some at Marcy Tilton’s site also. The other multi colour fabrics came from Marcy Tilton’s site.
I used my own rough tee pattern and marked off where I wanted the cuts to follow the body. then I traced off the pieces with very small seam allowances – I only allow enough for the ‘serger’ or overlocker as we call it in Aust/NZ. So there is no actual allowance. You have to get the fit right at the start. I overlock all the pieces once cut. Then I pin the pieces together and sew a straight stitch to put it al together. I attached some eyelet tape across the front, not so much to break up the pieces more but to actually bring it all together. I love wearing this, no ironing, and the colour is bold but not bright!
Yay, I just found more CRUSHED fabrics on fabric.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Darts-crafts&field-keywords=Florence%20Crushed%20Jersey%20Knit