What Could Shannon Be Thinking About Making Now?
March 30th, 2010 | Link
Seattle Fabrics, for all your all-weather fabric needs. Not to mention webbing, buckles, cord, toggles, you name it. (It’s where I bought the seat belt webbing and slide hardware for the Bonsai and Replacement messenger bags.) Check out the annotated version of the photo on Flickr for more details.
I’ll give you a hint: these ones aren’t for me. Well, their intended project is not for me. The giant pile o’ samples is giving me ideas though.
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Japanese Sewing: Happy Homemade 1-J
March 16th, 2010 | Link
I’ve been sewing a bit lately and having some good successes and less frequent failures. The bottleneck in blogging is (apparently) getting photographs of the completed items. But here’s this weekend’s success, the popular jacket model J from Happy Homemade Vol. 1 in blue linen.
This turned out remarkably well, aside from not having quite the same crinkly drape that the pictures in the pattern book had (you can see them in the fourth image on the book link above)–I think they used a linen blend with silk or rayon. I also think mine will drape a bit more when I wash it again (I washed the fabric cold and dried it hot once to shrink it before cutting, but I can tell there’s still quite a bit of sizing in it).
I like it now though. It’s getting a lot of love from my coworkers today too.
PS: the T-shirt is the basic crew-neck from Jalie 2805. I folded it over at the neck and stitched with a twin needle, rather than a sewing on a separate neckband, so it’s not as high as the version on the pattern envelope.