Wow, I can honestly say I am gobsmacked! This little blog of mine has been ticking along with a handful of visitors, when suddenly the tracking spiked!! Thank you so much to BurdaStyle for making me featured member of the week! Another big thank you to those who have added my blog to their subscriptions lists, and those who left me comments.
So back to work! I have re-drafted some of my personal blocks. After making the jacket this last month and having way too many adjustments to make, I gave in. So yesterday I drew a new Jacket Block, Coat Block, Close Fitting and Easy Fitting Bodice Block. They will all be used this season! I still need to toile and fit them, and draft their respective sleeves, but in the mean time I thought I’d share what I intend to do with them!
I have a lovely purple georgette that has been begging for something pretty and floaty. I am going to use the Easy Fitting Bodice Block to make a loose-fitting top with a dropped shoulder and ruffles along the neckline. Isn’t that top cute? And purple will make a change to my usual grey, black or blue! The georgette is not silk, unfortunately, but I loved the colour when I saw it on Ditto Fabric‘s website, so I had to have it!
Next, the Close Fitting Bodice Block will be converted into a One-Piece Dress Block and then I will adapt the bodice and sleeve to form a Kimono Block. I have FINALLY decided what that green and turquoise silk is going to be!
The Coat Block is going to be a hip length Pea Coat in the most beautiful pale, ice-blue cashmere that I bought at Fred Winter back in January on their winter sale! I already knew I wanted something different, so I also got some Liberty silk for the lining and some Dupion to make piped details!
And the Tailored Jacket Block?? Something simple. A cropped jacket with 3/4 length sleeves, possibly cut on the bias to take advantage of the burgundy/maroon flecks in the grey wool I got last week at Fred Winter. I was really good, only getting 1.7m instead of going for the remains of what was on the roll, 2.5m! I am sure I would have used it somewhere, but if I had got 2.5m I just know I would still be procrastinating this time next year! I am going to use the last three buttons from my antique shop purchase, the others are on the Spotty Jacket.
So that’s that!! Busy me! Have a fabulous sunny weekend (if you are in the UK) I will be making winter goodies!