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Inspiration Wednesday.....

Another small dose of mid-week sewing inspiration......

Inspiration Wednesday

Sleeves are one of the most overlooked areas for me, yet there are so many options to make them more interesting.

Inspiration taken from my pintrest board 'Garment Details' . Don't forget you can pin them to your own board by hovering over the image a looking for the little 'P' that appears in the top left hand corner. 

Draped Waistcoat

There's not much to say about this project, other than it's a self-drafted pattern. The fabric I received as a freebie (a lady downsizing her stash). It was crying out to be some sort of scarf design and thus the drape waistcoat was born.

I didn't toile the pattern as it was simple enough (princess seams in the front, darts at the back) but I assumed the waist coat would fall longer than it did. An extra 3 inches would have been nice. Whoops so much for measure twice, cut once.

Due to the fabric being fluid I added lining. This was a last minute feature but with the waistcoat not being as long as I thought, it tends to peak out at the back.

Speaking of back, I feel it doesn't lie as flat as it should. I don't know if it's the darts or the fabric, but it feels like it juts out when I walk around?!

I under stitched the lining on the front to keep it in place, but I think it would benefit from being top stitched, but I'll just see how that goes for now. Althou…