It will be a long project… at this moment I have finished a muslin and forced my DH to have the first very quick fit. Since few years I am planning to make him a jacket, well he requested one. I have bought this Burda 8135 man’s jacket pattern long ago – for extra tall figure. I already know I will have to make few adjustments, e.g. shorten the sleeves, ‘full tummy’ adjustment.
A year ago I have bought the eco canvas from bamboo and linen in red. For lining I will use cotton batiste or this nice red cotton fabric in shells
To finish my sewing weekend I have made this very simple jacket. I have bought once a small piece of boiled wool – 1,20 cm. I had few ideas about the jacket I wanted to make.
Of course having so many patterns it is not so easy to choose. Together with the fabric I put aside a patterns but then I came across this Simplicity 4991 in my pattern stash, which includes VERY simple, strait jacket.
I have squeezed the pattern pieces on the fabric and I even had left small piece to make pockets.
So today I was planning to finish my jacket and dress – but guess what – I was fusing the glass .
Besides for my dress I needed a buckle so I was thinking of making one from the glass.
The first one I have made was a little too big and my fabric did not went through…
The next one was better … now I am ready to finish my dark blue dress.
Herewith some examples of finished pendants I have managed to finish today…
Some of the pendant will have silver-plated bails so it will be possible to hang them on a cord or a chain.
The below set of glass beads will be joined in one necklace.
The below set of fused glass pieces will be a pendant and earrings.
This blue one will be another set of earrings.
Seeing these full of colour Baoli Millefiori I could not resist to make this pendant – it is so summer and sunny…
Now it is time to go back to reality …
I am almost there … I have already finished few items for my shop – Red Point Tailor, on Etsy.
The story behind the name is long. Friend of my husband had a friend, who had a white cat with the tail ended in red. So his name was Red Point Tailer. Our one of the first cats was grey with the tail ended in white. Our last cat was red and white… my grandfather was a tailor so somehow we came up with … the Red Point Tailor. Just a little fun!
When we moved to Apeldoorn – about 10 years ago – in the east of the Netherland, we have bought a house originated from 1930. In this period it was very common to have the stained glass windows. Unfortunately a previous owner replace them with plain glass.
We have found the stained glass panels at the attic and so the hobby of my husband was born. He decided to renovate all panels and step-by-step replace the plain widows with the old-new stained glass. Of course we will put them in isolated glass.
Working with stained glass – starting to work with the stained glass – meat a lot of broken glass.
As far as I remember Art Deco fascinated me. The combination of the old with the ultra modern in the Golden Age, the glamour, simplicity of garments … Few years ago I started to think of making a jewellery and this broken glass pieces were missing piece in all puzzle.
I have already have few pieces – pendants, for my shop. I hope I will soon finish a vintage inspired dress where I will incorporate own, handmade accessory.
Herewith one of the finished pendants…
I started with cutting the glass pieces following my design – I used the vintage colour pallet. To join the glass piece I am using Tiffany technique, this means that each glass piece is wrapped with self-adhesive copper strip and then soldered with lead free solder, which contains silver and tin.
And here is a finished product…
It is really fun creating this and I am getting even more inspirations …
Yes, I have just got two patterns I am going to make for the vpll 1912 project.
There will be a lot of cutting and taping… so busy afternoon.
With this rainy weather I will enjoy this project!
I see I am far behind all participants in this project. I still cannot decide which garment should I make.
I have just checked the website for the patterns and I have found out few more interesting.
Now my choice is even more difficult.
Sometimes it is fine to make pick up a project you know it is possible to finish in one day. You feel better, you see direct the results, you can wear it next day …
Few months ago I have bought a vintage patter – Summer Top from 1950.
I decided to make View 3 – simple top with side closing with a bow.