12 Jackets/Coats in 2011

Thursday, October 29, 2009

When I was younger, oh so much younger, my dream was to have a very large family and to work from home as a dressmaker. Well I have the large family and over the last few years I am starting to realise the work from home part of my dream. The reality is a lot different from the dream. Its a lot harder to do and sometimes there is not enough time to do everything, but I do so much love it all.

These last few months I have been very busy mostly doing alterations for a laundrette. I also do alterations for an ever growing list of clients as well. I have also made shirts and some tops for other clients.


For my self I have made a few shirts http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2634.htm?search=2634&page=1 is one of the patterns. I have made this 3 times now. A dress http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V8489.htm?search=8489&page=1 and that's pretty much it for myself. I will blog about and include photos of these two patterns soon. Oh! and I nearly forgot this 1954 vogue design http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2960.htm?search=2960&page=1 which when I was testing the pattern on some old fabric from my stash thought the test was good enough to wear so I finished it off properly and I wear it.

I am starting to work on two formal dresses for two of my nieces. These are images of what the 1st dress is to look like. I have drafted the foundation for this dress using the sitam method of pattern making.

The fit on the toile was pretty close I just have to tighten the side seams a little, contour under the bust and tighten the princess seam above the bust a little. Next I will alter the pattern to match the toile and cut out the foundation in twill, add interfacing, boning, waist stay, lining and fasteners. More photos soon.

1 comment:

Janine said...

Looking good Lorelle. Can't wait to see the finished dresses.