Mark Making

Collage mark making

My third  pair of Birkin Flares has become a firm favourite, just like the others.  Have I said how much I like these jeans? My first pair has quite a lot of stretch, making them extremely comfortable throughout the day.  The second pair had the misfortune of not having quite as much stretch as necessary, but being a very good colour.  These, the third, have enough stretch, a fabulous blue colour and a firm denim that doesn’t sag.  My favourite pair? Well..  possibly!

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Baste & Gather Birkin Flares

I won’t bore you with a million pictures of the jeans, they’re made in the same way as the other two pairs.  For detailed pictures, you can revisit the first pair.  Once again, I used ordinary thread, I had no intention of mucking about with topstitching stuff.

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For the tee shirt, I used a pattern I’d used twice last year.  The fabric, which you might recognise from my last post, came from Stitch Fabrics at the NEC.  It’s a cobalt blue and white print by John Kaldor, a viscose jersey with a great drape and weight.  I like a floaty tee for the summer when it gets sticky and humid.

Originally I thought I might use the prints I bought for more fitter, “plain” tees, and the solids for the floaty stuff, but I was halfway through cutting this one out when I remembered!  Oh dear!  Anyway, I love how this has turned out.

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The pattern is 113/4 from Burdastyle 12 2008.  An oldie, but a goodie.  I used Vilene iron-on bias stay tape on all the neckline edges and armholes.  I have learned my lesson with soft, drapy knits and keeping them in their place!  I love how the print on this looks in this and I’m looking forward to wearing it thoughout the summer.

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Loving my new shoes too!

I have more makes to show you now I have a photographer at home for the Easter holidays, most of them will be going into my suitcase for my trip to South Africa in two weeks.  TWO WEEKS!

 

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Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

23 thoughts on “Mark Making”

  1. I keep trying to resist those jeans and getting weaker by the minute. I love the top too. Have a great holiday. There’s wonderful fabric shopping to be done in SA!!

  2. Love both of these. I’m yet to foray into trousers, but must soon, owing to my determination not to buy clothes any more but having very little to wear…Both look great on you! Jen

  3. I’m so tempted by a Birkin after seeing all your fab versions! If only the pound sterling were stronger against the dollar right now I’d be on it pronto. Hopefully later this year then.

    Love the top too.

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