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January 29, 2009

My creative space

I'm joining in again with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

Clockwise from left:

  • Cotton voile, with hot pink, purple, burnt orange and sage print

  • Fit For Real People (Palmer, P. and Alto, M; ISBN 0935278656) - I can highly recommend purchasing this if you are a beginner dressmaker. Its a fabulous text describing how to make alterations for realistic variations in body shape and size. I need to make quite a ... ahem ... large alteration to the waist of my pattern. I think I am going to use the rather daring-sounding slash and spread technique to make the bodice a bit wider.

  • Trusty tape measure

  • Simplicity 3504 Misses' tunic top - I saw the most beautiful version made up over here and thought this Project Runway pattern might be a handy summer design. I'm making up the view with the neck inset and elbow length sleeve (.... in the hope this will all balance out the large waist!).
Thank you to Kirsty for hosting. To see who else is showing their creative space today (or to join in), head over here.


  1. Can't wait to see the top that you whip up with that lovely print.

  2. Yeah I love the top pattern too! YAY!

  3. mmm, ditto. Awaiting the final product with great expectation! Good on you for altering the pattern - sounds just a bit too tricky for me. Will have to settle for dolls quilts and the like in this household I'm afraid!

  4. That book sounds great. I really want to learn dressmaking, I'll have to get my hands on a copy.

    Love your choice of fabric and patterns!

  5. Lots of inspiration in just this pic! Well done.

  6. That fabric is devine! Can't wait to see the finished top.

  7. Oh slash & spread does sound exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

  8. Lovely creative space!

    Thanks for the tip (Fit for Real People) - my seamstress-sense is tingling again lately. Not an ounce of spare time, but that's not important!

  9. Such pretty fabric! It so reminds me of a skirt my mom sewed for my sister when she was a teenager. She lined the voile in a bright red. I was SO jealous!

    Keepin' Creative,
    Cameo @-->-->---

  10. Yay! I've got that book too, you know - it's GREAT! Can't wait to see your top. I want to make one with the inset and those elbow sleeves too. Methinks we are both having waist issues. Although I have a considerable tummy issue as well.

  11. I've got Fit For Real People. I'm still staring at it suspiciously. Who wants to come hold my hand while I figure it out?? :p

  12. HI,

    You really did a great job. I found your blog very interesting .


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