Thursday, March 18, 2010

My creative space.

My creative space this week, like last week, is all about cooler weather wardrobes for my girls.

I am in the middle of making the Uptown Girl jacket from Make it Perfect.

Mostly I make up my own patterns as I go along, but this week with all the pin cushion stuff going on I needed to be told what to do.

The pattern is for a reversible jacket and so far I have made the front and the back twice, one plain and one patterned. Next to come are the sleeves and hood and then sewing it all together.

If all goes to plan, I'll crochet a trim for the plain cord side. Something that goes up one side, around the hood and down the other side.

For someone who doesn't really like sewing from a pattern, this is a great one and I highly recommend it so far. It even has made me giggle with descriptions of pattern pieces like front bottom and back bottom!

And then there are the gorgeous scraps.
Sometimes its just so hard to chuck them out.

To check out today's other creative spaces, click on over to Kirsty's.

38 comments:

  1. I have the MIP boy jacket pattern to have a go at and now hope it also has front bottom and back bottom references!

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  2. I have also just bought the MIP Downtown Boy - I hadn't opened it yet. I think I might just for the giggle at the pattern references.

    Love what you have made so far. Its a very pretty production line you've got going there!

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  3. Where Oh Where do you get the time!!!xx

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  4. Such a pretty jacket. Fantastic fabrics.

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  5. It looks " advanced" but I applaud your ability to follow a pattern.

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  6. looking fab so far..I've been hording all my scraps,hoping one day I'll find a use.

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  7. as a person who is cold ALL the time I love jackety type things! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  8. Great start to the wardrobe - I really ned to make a start but not sure just how cool it is going to get here:)

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  9. Looking lovely. Those prints make it something special. I have the boy one to make this winter...

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  10. oh dear ... front bottom. i'm still giggling behind my hand. i absolutely love your vintage sheet creations ... and these are gorgeous.

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  11. How gorgeous is THAT going to be! You amaze me!

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  12. It's such a great idea & looking gorgeous already! Your girls are very lucky!

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  13. Oh those colours are going to look just gorgeous together!! Look forward to seeing it finished!

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  14. I'm a big fan of the scraps & yours are lovely.

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  15. Those fabrics are just gorgeous! And the combinations are fantastic! Lucky little girls...

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  16. I love the fabric you are using - the girls are going to look great.

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  17. They are looking fabulous. I think I am going to try a jacket for this winter too.

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  18. Absolutely love them!!! Great job....

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  19. These jackets are looking lovely! I love the pattern combinations.

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  20. Gorgeous jacket- agree about throwing away divine scraps, I think that's why I took up quilting!

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  21. These are georgous. You have a way in mixing your fabrics. I almost wish that my daughter was little again so that I could make such adorable clothes. xxNick

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  22. This looks fantastic! I'm making this as well just in time for the cooler weather - can't wait to see yours finished!

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  23. great upcycling .... love the pattern too!

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  24. Fabulous work, they'll be set for winter. You can add tights, skivvies, totally work the seasons!! Love Posie

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  25. Lovely! It is all looking great I wish I knew how to sew like this!!! As for the scraps, I saw some tutorial for making necklaces out of it =)
    have a look here:
    http://www.oneprettything.com/?s=fabric+necklace&st=c

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  26. Pretty! those will be especially vibrant and cheerful when the cold weather hits. xo m.

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  27. Love them - just so gorgeous :) K

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  28. Loooove the fabrics, can't wait to see the finished product. It will be a gorgeous jacket!

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  29. you know I've got the matching orange floral sheet...... weird huh?!

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  30. I've been meaning to make that pattern up for a while. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with it.

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  31. Gorgeous fabrics! I use scraps that are big enough to back my business cards but I am going to try these 2 tutorials with smaller scraps. A scrap quilt http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/2007/05/scrap_strips_sq.html and some rag jewellery http://a-friend-to-knit-with.blogspot.com/2008/07/rag-jewelry.html

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  32. I love the color combinations that you chose for the jackets. Having only boys....I'm a tad bit jealous :)
    Jana

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  33. I am looking forward to see the jackets. I love the fabrics and the pattern. I think you are doing a great job when you make the patterns yourself.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Cecilie

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  34. Beautiful fabrics, love the bottom references and ... I understand the issue of discarding scraps - sometimes they are just too lovely to part with.

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  35. I've started donating my scraps to Mr. 3's kindy. The teacher said she can't get enough... I wonder if she still feels that way?!?!?

    It's a bit strange when your child brings home art work made of your scraps... nice strange :)

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