Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Own Couture Garment- Part 1

Liz Clay's original toile pattern...as made up in muslin.

 


My own toile, after modifications.

 


Felt 'production'.

 


Stockpiling finished and dried felt.

 


Cutting out my pattern pieces.

 


One of the other instructors, the amazing Marjolein Dallinga, modeling my nearly finished garment.

 


With my awesome teacher, Liz Clay...wearing smiles of relief after a long week!

 


Though I've shown you some of the wonder and variety of "Felter's Fling"...

...the next two posts are the meat and potatoes of my own 'Fling' experience.

Our instructor started us with a pattern, that when made up...

...fit each and every one of us...more or less!

(Kind of like the sisterhood of the traveling toiles!!) :)

We then learned to make pattern alterations and modifications...

...in order to get the finished garment that we each desired.

Some of my fellow students (expert seamstresses, all!!!) added sleeves and ruffles...

...and many took their patterns to thrilling extremes of tailoring and style!

Being a very rudimentary 'sewist', myself...

...I made modest changes: pattern-lengthening , a curved garment back, and nicely finished seams.

Next time: the finished garment...

...with couture button!

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13 comments:

Rachel said...

Clearly a great experience!

FeltersJourney said...

LOVE the greens you chose Heather - you have a wonderful eye for colour! Looking forward to the next post :)
xx

Voie de Vie said...

That is some kind of awesome green felt!

Pink Knitter said...

Looking at your recent posts from the Fling is great fun. (Well, looking at the bunnies was great fun too). I admire you for jumping right into Liz's class with the people who have been sewing clothing for years & years. It will be great to see your post with your finished garment.

I LOVE the machine stitching you did on your Flounce (btw, I had to look up the word flounce ... oh my, do I like ruffles:-) I really want to learn free form machine stitching. As you showed on your lovely flounces, the stitching adds so much detail to a finished piece.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes...very 'learning intensive'!! :)
Thanks, Deborah and Denise!!
Sherry--Thanks! Have you posted photos of your 'Fling' experience, yet? I'll have to check your flickr.

Marushka C. said...

I had never really considered making felt for garments -- this is very intriguing -- and your green top is beautiful!

FROM.....HANDMADE FELT said...

Wow I´d like to have those teachers too! What a nice experience!
xx Silvia

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Mary!
Silvia--Yes...we had SO much fun!!

Jeanette said...

I think you definitely underestimate your sewing skills. It looks absolutely great! Can`t wait for your next post!

Are you participating in WeFeltUnited this year?

XXX
Jeanette

Ginny Huber said...

being a non-sewist myself I am mighty impressed with your green top and Fling work. Will look back at other blogs I might have missed and forward to the next ones. Lovely Heather!

Heather Woollove said...

Jeanette--Thanks so much!! Yes...I
plan on making something, but I know that time is running out and I'd better get to work!!
Ginny--You're too kind...thanks!

Sandie Knapp said...

Great top, and great color choice too. I don't think it's all that rudimentary either. I like it very much. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks!! I knew you'd like the color! :)