Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Kwik sew 3338 .. the latest mutation.
This time we have with puffed sleeve:
Drafted like so (3 x 3/4 inch in case you want to try it yourself):
But sleeve gathered onto a band which was not drafted but simply cut to the width of bicep minus ease.
Yes I sure do have a weakness for sparkly fabric but a big part of my recent sprarkly grey obsession has to do with the big sparkly greys in my hair.
My son has stopped having his afternoon sleep: by next week my hair will probably be white.
Now this top is a bit tighter than the others which just goes to show how different fabrics with different stretch fit differently. I mean that's a no brainer really but still the same pattern has produced a much snugger fit.
And now I must mind my manners and answer a few questions:
Katherine asked about the blind hem. Next time I use my blind hemming foot I'll take a few snaps. Super easy. You need a blind hemming foot though, it would be hard to do it without.
Sue asked the rivets. Oh rivets, how a love rivets and buttons and snaps. So much that I bought myself a set of Prym pliers for attaching them all easily. In Auckland the Bernina shop imports Prym products - so I don't have to order them on line or anything. Fingers crossed someone in your area imports them - each packet comes with its own tool and set of instructions so you don't need the pliers - they just take a bit of grunt out that's all.
Keiler asked about the back of the Burda denim pants - the front is much the same as the back, without the buttons, but with the same 4 piece shaped waistband finish - no pockets.
Several people were curious about "westies". "Westie" refers to people from the western suburbs of Auckland and the stereotype of people who live there. The stereotype has a lot in common with the "redneck" stereotype - but "westie" is affectionate and takes on the "loveable rogue" aspects of the stereotype. We use the word "bogan" to take on the negative aspects of the stereotype. Funnily enough, if I'd called the top "bogan" chic it would have seemed more of a snigger than a smirk.
Costings: fabric, polyester lurex $18, Global fabrics, thread leftover from another project.