I did it!!!
I have been visiting the Stitchers Guild blog for some time now and one of the ladies suggested a “June Capsule Contest” for those that hadn’t completed the 2008 Timmel Swap, or those lurking to join in, so I decided to join in and see how I went. I had always thought about the Timmel Swap however the number of pieces was just too daunting.
- 4 garments and 1 accessory
- No black
- There must be at least one top and one bottom
- All items must co-ordinate
- One item can be made before June
- One item can be purchased
Top:Coffee Knit tee from Kwik Sew 3378 view A.
This was made from fabric purchased in January this year from my local sewing shop. I am wearing a purchased cami underneath.
Brown Wool Crepe from Vogue 7937 view A-B without the belt loops.
This was made from fabric that I purchased from Lincraft and has been maturing in my stash.
The pattern is not lined, however I always line all my garments and then attach lace to the hem for the finishing touch. The back of the skirt has back vents which I have used Hong Kong finishes on the self facings and extensions of the skirt (shown above).
Brown, blue and green Tweed Jacket from Vogue 7975 view A.
I made some minor changes to the sewing of this jacket e.g. I sewed the tape on the front of the jacket before finishing off the neck or hem edges (I had sewn the jacket front and facing together, trimmed and under stitched so I had an edge to line the tape up to). I didn’t use the ribbon as the closure, I sewed 6 large black hooks and eyes on the jacket so I could close it. The photo doesn’t show the colours in the jacket very well, this is much better
Worn with the Top and Skirt from above.
This was made from fabric purchased from Martin & Savage the fabric suppliers here in Sydney on an Industry Day with the ASG 3 years ago.
I made some adjustments to the pattern, creating fitting darts both front and back, bust dart and an invisible zipper in the side seam to enable me to get the top on/off.
Worn with the Skirt and the Jacket is draped over my shoulder.
I’m so thrilled to have completed the 3 garments in such as short time as my sewing is usually a lot slower than this.