Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Next Project Started

One more garment off my list this week - more about it later - now I wanted to share with you that I am finally working on the next one. Here are the fabrics, aren't the colors vibrant???


The tangerine is a very nice and fine wool I got a few days ago from Mood; and the blue silk tweed was sitting in my stash for a while now. So, my first project is a dress made with this tangerine wool.

MY NEW PATTERNMAKING ADVENTURE

I am not using any particular pattern this time but creating my own, using the sloper we drafted in the Kenneth King's Moulage class. If you remember, I took this class to be able to draft well-fitted garments myself. I think Kenneth's Moulage method produces very good fit for custom clothes, but more about it in a separate post.

The dress has simple lines, no sleeves, so I just need to add some design elements and draft a skirt. I will be making a muslin, of course, but mostly to check the design. Fitting alterations will be minimal, I hope, because the bodice was fitted, and the pattern we drafted was altered accordingly.


The red and blue lines you see on this picture relate to the dress and jacket sloper, and include wearing ease. I am so curious how it will work. Check in later this week for my work-in-progress update.

What are you working on right now? Any new techniques, methods you are trying?

17 comments:

  1. Oooooohhhh I love this color combo! It's interesting that you're making a wool tangerine dress because I was definitely thinking I need one for fall! I will be following along closely to pick up great tips from the master! :)

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  2. All dress collection looking gorgeous. i really like your collection. i like it. But you chack it New collection
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  3. Amazing mix of colors. The blue tweed fabric looks great!

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  4. Cool! I've signed up for King's session on how to select the correct underlining at Mood and for his Fit Clinic. Can't wait. I hope to take the Moulage classes later.

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  5. Oooo...your fabrics are positively delicious! The tangerine wool speaks directly to my heart.

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  6. Wow, I'm in love with the tangerine wool! It's truly gorgeous! Can't wait to see how your dress turns out!

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  7. i'm drooling over that combo. will they have an affair or be separate?

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  8. Not trying anything new here. Just trying to sew a little bit each week.

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  9. That fabric is gorgeous. I will be, as always, looking forward to seeing what it is transformed into!

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  10. I love the fabric combo, as always looking forward to the end result.

    I haven't been sewing lately. Between the fact my sewing room is a dark cave, my wedding approaching, work tiredness and new fond love for gardening nothing has happened. But I'm itching to get back so will probably continue on my Couture Dress (Susan Khalje online class) soon.

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  11. Look forward to seeing how you get on ...

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  12. I love the tangerine wool. I am looking forward to your post about the moulage method. Still working on my couture dress

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  13. design is looking good. best of luck.

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  14. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW This is great :D

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  15. Those colours are fabulous! This is going to be gorgeous.

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