Monday, September 16, 2013

Finished: BPF FW-06-402 and V8689


I am terrified of color.  When I match a print with a solid, I want one color in the print, preferably the most obvious color, to match the solid exactly.  Matching solids is much more difficult.  Matching solids keeps me up nights.  One would have thought this fabric combination was a no brainer.  The blouse fabric has a dark red warp (or is it weft?) and a navy blue weft (or is it warp?).  The pants fabric is navy blue.  Perfect together, right?  Yet, I'm still not entirely comfortable with this pairing.  I have a real problem with color.

Blouse:  Vogue 8689

Pattern Description:
Long or short sleeved blouse with princess seams and front and back yoke.

Pattern Sizing:
This pattern comes in sizes 6 - 22 with custom fitting for A, B, C, or D cup sizes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the vertical seams.

Fabric Used:
100% cotton

Construction:
Sewing this blouse was really fun!  I love it when I have the opportunity to use my favorite foot, #10 edge stitch, so much.  And the 100% cotton fabric behaved very nicely.  In the past, I always pinned with the pins parallel to the cutting line.  This time, after watching Seven Core Sewing Skills at Daily Craft TV,  I pinned with the pins perpendicular to the cutting line.  It could have been my imagination, but it seemed to really make a difference – even with a rotary cutter.  The fabric laid flatter at the cutting line and hills and jagged bits that sometimes occur were eliminated.



Pants:  Burda Plus Fashion FW-06-402

Pattern Description:
Now that I'm semi-retired, I've adopted a very casual work "uniform" that consists of "Docker Knock-Offs."  I put welt pockets on the back of fly front pants, use a twill fabric and I call them Docker Knock-Offs.  Pair them with a top and I'm ready for a more casual work environment.

Pattern Sizing:
Burda's plus size range 44 - 52

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I've sewn this pattern a jillion times and I've developed my own sewing order.  I didn't use the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a classic, simply styled design.

Fabric Used:
Nave blue twill.

Construction:
When I make my Docker Knock-Offs, I vary the way I finish the welt pockets.  This time I chose a double welt with a button.



I'm glad the blouse has long sleeves.  I have several weeks before it's cool enough to wear it and I have time to get used to wearing the two colors together.  I'm hopeless when it comes to color.  I wonder if there is a support group for the color-phobic.

7 comments:

  1. Said affectionately, you're nuts! This is a great color combo and the red looks terrific on you. Keep using color outside your comfort zone an it will come easier eventually.

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  2. Great looking outfit. I like the blouse details, thanks, another pattern I need to buy :)!

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  3. The outfit looks great despite your reluctance to the color combo.

    Try adding a scarf or necklace that has the two colors (and/or more) in it. That will make the match even better as it will tie them together. .

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  4. Isabel's DaughterSeptember 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Great job! Those pants look like the fit is perfect. Repeat after me-I love color, I love color, I love color.

    Ernestin

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    1. I love color. I love color. I love color. ;-)

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  5. You did a great job on both pieces. Some how red and blue always go together. Very nice outfit.

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