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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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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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 “Easy Two Hours Top”

Weekend with my French Jacket

It was high time to tackle my fabric stash and start working on my new French Jacket.

Recently during the fabric market I have bough wool fabric in my favourite colour – dark blue.

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Together with Silk Charmeuse – silk I have bought via website the HelloSilk (you find more information here) will make perfect French Jacket – needed addition to my wardrobe.

First I have tried on my muslin to check what should be adjusted. It still fit well. I took the paper pattern pieces and iron them gently… even gently ironing make them difficult to use.

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I decided to transfer them to heavy cotton muslin fabric.

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When all was ready the real wok started. I really enjoy this process. It will be very slow sewing project.

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At this moment the pattern pieces are traced, cut off and ready to be assembled.

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I really can’t wait to wear this one and start working on the next one.

These are fabrics for the next French Jackets:

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This one will be for jacket and skirt.

 

Meanwhile I am adding more and more patterns to my RPTCouture Etsy shop. I just want others to enjoy self-made garments .

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We really meet in Barneveld

I was already posting about blogger meetup in Barneveld. You may now read post written by Marianne with a picture as a proof.

Here my treasuries from the Stoffenspektakel in Apeldoorn – silk and wool for tops. Yes, the colder days are approaching…

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Stoffen Spektakel Fall 2014 agenda

You notice that the end of holidays season is approaching when you start getting information on Fall events. This one came today – Fall 2014 agenda of Stoffen Spektakel (Fabric Market).

The one in Apeldoorn will be on 29th October – still some time to make planes for new fabrics, garments, accessories – and time to put some money aside.

Stoffenspektakel Fall 2014 Agenda

I will for sure visit my favourite stands with fabulous fabrics.

It would be as well great opportunity to meet with other bloggers and have a cup of coffee/tea. Just let me know. I will probably go first to Zwolle on 24th September to check what’s new.

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Stoffenspektakel Apeldoorn

Due to all family issues I was not able to visit previous fabric markets and I was not so sure if I should go there this time – I know I could not resist fabrics.

However my DH asked me to make for him an inner pocket he could attach in the suitcase for all small things he needs during his business trips. So here I go to Stoffenspektakel (fabric market) spring edition.

I have found out these 2 fabrics – linen with prints, to use for this purpose.

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Then I have seen this linen with printed cats on it – I had to buy. I will either make a jacket or dress out of it. Or other things for home. I don’t know yet.

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Vogue Jacket V1023

I set aside the Marfy 3177 coat to thing about it and started to work on a jacket based on the Vogue vintage pattern V1023 (OOP).

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I have a dark blue boiled wool in my fabric stash which I have bought few years ago to make this jacket.

Dark Blue boiled wool

First however I have checked the PatternReview as I remembered there were some issues with this pattern.

Fortunately all reviews were positive the only repeating remark was too short sleeves and the jackets.

I always trace the patterns to a paper tissue so I can always have an original pattern in case I want to make other size. I have noticed that I was missing some marking so first I have checked the traced pattern pieces.  Hmmmm, I did not like what have found out. There were quite differences between the original and the traced pattern pieces.

Lesson learned – if you trance pattern – check it first with original before cutting a fabric.

After this correction was done I have checked the sleeves – yes – they were too short. I have length the sleeves about 8 cm. I hope it will not destroy the proportions of this model.

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You can see on this picture from VoguePatterns that the sleeves are a little short.

I then started to think of making the jacket a little longer… but in the end I decided to leave it as it is now – back length 66 cm. It will be great to wear with skirts and comfortable when sitting in the car.

So now… let’s cut the underlining first.

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