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Friday, February 1, 2008

Couture techniques on kids' clothing is uber frou frou

As I've said before, I plan to use more couture techniques this year, and I'm starting with matching the pattern on fabrics at the seams (does that make sense? My brain is such mush at the moment but this isn't a poor me post, no, no, no!).

For my first attempt I'm going to use the Zambesi fabric I bought yesterday and some black cashmere wool blend to make a winter kids' jacket.

These are the blocks I made for my kids' jackets:

The only one that needs to be on a fold is the back block so all I have to do is get the centre of the fabric lined up with the fold. Easy!

I'll just do the arms so that they have the same pattern on each. Pretty easy because no one will see inside the arms (unless they are very tricksy customers who turn the jacket inside out before they buy it, and I'm not sure I want customers who are going to be tricksy).

Not so easy is the hood. I want to make it look like there is just the one piece instead of two, so I have to cut the fabric in two but match the pattern in the middle remembering to add the seam allowance.

This is what I have so far (Tama the cat is providing moral support). I'm about to cut. Wish me luck!

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...


Anonymous said...

Good luck Megan, the fabric is beautiful! The fair was good, you have to wade through the rubbish to find 1/2 dozens stalls that make the whole day worth while. Zoo is planned for Waitangi Day, as long as Ian isn't called into work. Fingers crossed xx Jannelle.

bettyninja said...

I know you can!