Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free is Better

Both of this weekend's projects were made using gifted fabric. This is McCalls 5670, I'm sure it's out of print. The fabric is from Trudi's stash. I'm not sure what type of fabric this is but it has a lot of drape to it. I loved the pattern and feel of this fabric.

I've wanted to make this pattern for quite awhile, I was going to make a dress with this fabric but changed my mind at the last minute. The jacket is designed to be open at the bottom but I'm going to put some type of closure at the bottom so I can wear it alone.

Right now it's just pinned. I still have to add the sleeve facing and hem it. I lined it because the fabric needed some stability.

For the Bottoms Up Challenge I made Butterick 5222. I've tweaked this pattern to get a better fit.

This fabric was gifted to me by Ms. Peggy who I've never met, Ms. Peggy was a co-workers neighbor and I was the lucky recipient. I'm guessing that this fabric is probably as old as I am but it's a great weight for pants, if I had to guess I would say it's some type of polyester gabardine, my Mother would love these, I kinda like them myself.

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter.

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