V9303 IN BLACK LEAVES STRETCH WOVEN
V9303 is my favorite pant pattern, I've made it many times, like the slim line with slight shaping of the dart detail at the hem and have simplified the design by eliminating the lower panel seam, and here by adding a vent at the hem. The original pattern has 2 pockets, but on this version I made 4 - two welt pockets on top, and two patch pockets that float over the side seam and are perfectly placed to hold a cell phone. (Made the patch pockets a bit longer so the phone is concealed). The pattern has elastic at the waist which permits pulling on over the hips, but lays flat when worn.
The style demands a fabric with a bit of stretch, here I used our Black Leaves Stretch Cotton which is perfect. In fact, the pattern hides the pocket details so well, I popped flowers in each pocket to show the placement. You could use many of our Stretch Woven fabrics for this pant. I'm already planning my next iteration!
bedscape inspired by a painting
On a recent visit to Ashland, I bought a wonderful painting from artist Miles Frode (the talented son of Diane Ericson). The painting hangs over the bed, and inspired this new duvet cover and pillow slips.
Takes approx. 5 - 6 yards per side depending on the size of your comforter.
Measure your comforter and make the cover to that size or slightly smaller. Mine is a full, measures 82”x 82”. I make the duvet 80” x 80”.If you need to match a pattern, factor that in to the amount you buy. The larger the repeat, the more fabric you will need.
Pulling colors from the painting, I chose two of our digital linens so I can flip it over to change the look:Champagne Poppies and Enigma, (sold out, more is on order). I did NOT pre-shrink the fabric, makes it easier to handle and OK if it shrinks a bit. I will put in the dryer and then hang or press when damp.
The duvet is a big square/rectangle so you want the fabric on grain. Either tear or pull threads so the ends are straight and on grainLinen does not tear easily so I pulled threads. Measured carefully, then checked measuring the fabric pieces to each other to make sure the length/width is the same.I use the selvedge to sew the seams. If the selvedge pulls, clip every 6 inches or to make it lay flat.For each side, cut 2 pieces the same length. Can sew with a seam down the middle - in this case, stitch selvedges together.For one main piece down the center joined to narrower width along the side, split one piece in half lengthwise, then join the seams selvedge to selvedge.
Serge the edges to keep from fraying when laundered.I use a zipper along one short end. Put the zipper in first, using a centered zipper application.
new marcy shirt for spring: Vogue 1784
Vogue 1784, my new asymmetric shirt for spring is already a favorite in my own wardrobe! Flattering and comfortable, it can function as a shirt or light jacket, has a layered collar, tuck details and side seam pocket. Right for solid colors, prints, stripes, plaids and checks. A natural for combining/collaging different prints too.