I’ve just come back from a fitting with Mrs M
It is for a wedding in August, and is going to be made in Bubblegum pink linen…
Isn’t it lovely…. I personally would never have chosen this colour, BUT I think it’s totally going to work with Mrs M. I think everyone knows what colour suits them. With the wool and button I’ve made a massive crochet flower….
What do you think?!?!?!?
So on to the muslin construction, I generally use vintage sheets to make up my muslin’s. They are pretty, and are easily bought from second hand shops AKA Thrift stores!
As ever, when i’m cutting out a pattern I take over the kitchen table! We all do that?!? RIGHT?!?!
A close up of the shoulder and sleeve.
The left shoulder….
The under arm seam and bust dart…..
And here is Mrs M modelling the the font view….
And the back view…
So What alterations are required?!?! The pattern is cut out in a XL the bust darts are L and I have added 3/4 sleeves (They are from the jacket in the pattern) Due to the bust dart alteration, the shoulder straps are a mite too long also.
The real thing!
Last night I was fixing up a vintage kimono, I was given it by the lovely Kerrie from over at Charm & Laundry.(She is a fantastic designer of undergarments and a talented pattern cutter) This is the 3rd time it’s been mended! The first was when it first arrived, there were a few hems needing sewn up, Then I…. Yes ME put it through the washing machine!
What a wally. Now this time the wide sleeve got caught in a door, and a few of the seams had come loose. It is a labour of of love… I feel Mr P is a little wreck-less! But it does deserve the time, and I do find it quite therapeutic. I nearly want to steal it back, I do love it!
This is the center back seam….
All sewn up…..
This is the sleeve….
All sewn up…..
This inside seam is pinned and ready to go, I shall keep you posted on my progress! It has a deadline, as Mr P is back on Saturday and I still have to make a belt tie too!
So do you like vintage? Do you do mends? I love a bit of make do and mend! That and the fact that no-one else will have this fab kimono makes it all the more special!