Saturday, 3 December 2022

Bonn Dress Shacket

Itch to Stitch Bonn Dress in ramie linen (2.7 metres gifted for review by Minerva but I used 2 metres as I made a printing error on the other piece). The mandarin collar is handstitched. I considered handstitching the hems too but the button centre front is topstitched so I finished it the same  I used brass buttons and the long sleeves for a shirt jacket look. I made a shacket from the Bonn with brass metal buttons last year but donated it as the fabric was too fancy for office or everyday, and similar fabric I purchased for jackets. I chose a green belt as the colour combination reminded me of rose petals and leaves.

Ramie gifted for review by Minerva.

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Itch to Stitch Shau Vest

Itch to Stitch Shau Vest - designed for stable woven fabric. I made one with homemade bias binding and one with piping, both lined of course, although you can make the bias bound raw edge version without a lining. 

Friday, 18 November 2022

Itch to Stitch Winterthur Jacket

Itch to Stitch's new pattern Winterthur Jacket is a lined windbreaker jacket with a hood or collar. I chose to make the collar so I can wear it indoors too. I used navy cotton chambray and cotton lawn for the lining. My drawstring is 4mm elastic cord in grey, I used bright silver cord ends, metal snaps and grommets. 

Capri trousers made using the remnant of stretch denim with house print gifted by Minerva for review.