Happy New 2016 Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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Learn New Skills – Improve Your Skills

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What to make from a circle panel – other then circle skirt?

Fabric panel in gold with black velvet-like pattnern

What if you don’t like a circle skirt? You sill can use it to make a jacket to wear together with your little black dress.

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Jacket?!  Coat?! Yes, and very simple as well. I came across my drowings from few years ago with some ideas (just skip my notes which belog other projects) …

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and not so long ago I have seen this on Pinterest

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Just imagine this gold & black fabric with black velvet lining and sleaves. It would be very interesting – and for sure unique.

So… don’t wait too long. There is only one panel available in my RPT Couture shop on Etsy

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Shingo Sato in the Netherlands!?

Yes, that’s true – Shingo Sato will be in the Netherlands.

Nelleke Rimmelzwaan and Willie Molendijk-Kamies are organizing this fabulous event. 

Shingo Sato will give 3 days Masterlacass twice – one in Arnhem on 17-19 March 2016 and the second in Alphen aan den Rijn on 20-22 March 2016.

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The costs are € 375,00 incl. VAT and coffe/thee/lunch/basic materials.

If you are interested just send e-mail to Nelleke and Willie – shingosatonl@gmail.com.

See you there!

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Gold & Black Panel for Your Dreamed Circle Skirt

Grab a chance to wear self-made circle skirt during the Xmas Dinner.

With this gold and black panel fabric it will be a piece of cake for you. I have just listed it in my RPT Couture shop on Etsy.

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You could ease pair it with a simple black top for retro look.
The panel is 180 cm wide and 180 cm long. You may make 1 circle skirt or 2 half-circle skirts. The choice is yours!

The fabric is viscose/polyester in gold with velvet like black pattern.
Don’t wait too long – there is only one piece available.

Making a circle skirt is easy. The only measurement you need to know is your waist circumference (c).

With this panel you already have outer circle marked – which you can always adjust.

To proceed further you have to calculate a radius (r) using the formula:

r = c / 2π

r = radius
c = circumference (circle circumference = the waist circumference)
π = 3,14 (constant number)

After calculating the radius, you have to measure it from the center of the circle to its edge.

The length of the skirt you then measure from the waist (the circle edge) to the outer edge.

You may as well follow the pattern making waist opening bigger and adjust it to your measurements by nice elastic band.

If you have no time for calculation you may use this simple pattern I have found out on What A Craft.

Dont forget to cut a waist band and keep in mind the seam allowances.

Good luck!

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Coat – the next sewing project on the list

Some time ago I have bought a black cashmere/wool fabric for a coat. I have a dream coat on my mind with:

  • high waist
  • pleat at the back
  • collar

souds not so complicated. Meanwhile – 3-4 muslins further – I am still trying to find the best fit.

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I have made muslin of a coats from Vogue V8626 and Marfy 3177. Eventhough they had features from the above list – I was not impressed. Continue reading

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The next French Jacket?! Why not

While waiting for mojo to start working on my buttonholes in the French Jacket I decided to refresh my other muslin for the next one.

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This old picture reminded me that I still have to shorten the sleeves.

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Easy Two Hours Top

Long ago I have bought the KwikSew pattern 2740 – Misses’ Tops.

It is VERY simple, strait froward pattern. If you just starting sewing, starting using knit fabrics (jersey, interlock) – this is a perfect pattern for you.

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It is so simple that I am ashamed of buying it. It looks like I’ve bought it only to use a paper it is printed on. It is so heavy adjusted to my measurement that there is little left from the original.  Still – if you start sewing with jersey – just use this pattern for simple tops.

Together with the fabrics for the French Jacket I have bought this light blue jersey wool. It is a little felted on one side. I had immediately very warm feeling when I touched this fabric.

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I decided to make a simple top – perfect addition to skirts for my business attire. I have bought only 80 cm (about 31,5 in). It is just enough to make a top – usually I put a seam at the center back. Continue reading

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