Friday, 11 September 2009
Friday Flaunt #2
This was an idea from Threads magazine a few months ago but I didnt have the particular copy at The Sweetheart's when I made this last week so had to rely on my poor old brain for the pattern.
I got it mostly right - though there really isnt too much to go wrong with it!
It is two squares of material, one twice the size of the other, and then sort of origami-ed into a top. Ends up with hem and centre front and back on the bias.
The material is 95% polyester 5% spandex from the new Lincraft shop in Sunbury. Feels like silk, and gorgeous to wear.
It would be lovely with striped material because then there would be a noticeable
change of direction with the pattern.
You can sort of see the seam line on the back photo - it goes up from the centre back hem line towards the bottom of the arm seam. The shoulder line is a bias fold.
I started with 2 m of material, using a 100 cms square and a 50 cms square.
I used the leftover 50 cms of material to make a sash.
I made one very beautiful bound button hole (if I may say so. It is High School since I last made one. Mrs Wright would be SO proud of me. Not to mention surprised...) and added a gorgeous glass button for the closure.
There aren't any directions on the net from Threads but it was issue # 143 - you may have more luck than me and be able to find other photos and directions if you want to make one.
On Tuesday I gave this to my SIL Felicity to take away to Europe so now it is swanning around Denmark.
Technically this should have been last Friday's Flaunt but I only made it on Friday afternoon and then wore it out on Friday night so there wasn't really time to blog about it...