Tuesday, 19 March 2013

'A return to normalcy' - a new sewing project New Look 6570

I'm hoping this is the start of a return to normalcy for me. 

I've been going through a weird patch and haven't been blogging or sewing much. I was working on pants but haven't actually finished hemming yet... there was a WIP pic on my Instagram, they look really good!! 

Family, work, & personal relationship issues have been getting to me, if you follow my personal Twitter account you would have seen my emo tweets... but I'm over it now and slowly returning to last year's routine which will hopefully mean that I will blog more often and actually finish projects! 

Anyway, here is my latest project at my weekly sewing class, View C coat (the one on the model), New Look 6570.




I decided on this pattern last minute, it was in my sewing bag, borrowed from a classmate.

The coat is just gorgeous. I was intimidated at first thinking there would be a lot of pieces but it's got about the same number of pieces as a dress.

I haven't decided on a fabric yet, was thinking a linen blend? Not really leaning towards the winter fabrics yet since Melbourne weather is still warm and I prefer wearing lighter clothing and layering. 

I traced and cut out the 'jacket front' 'jacket back' and 'side panel' of the jacket in the smallest size - a 10, which has a finished bust measurement of 94cm (37") ... um, I'm a 78cm (30") bust! 

Butttttt, it actually seems to fit??? 


Yes, still haven't got my camera back from dad!!




I don't understand, the finished measurement is 94cm however it's sitting at centre front and back properly and it fits! 

Thoughts?

Next week, I'll be tracing out the 'front facing' 'jacket back' and 'sleeve'. Hopefully I'll have some fabric too :)



16 comments:

  1. i can nver make sense of sizing with the big 4 patterns... if it fits, then go for it! maybe you could try flat pattern measuring and se what measurement you get there? also, you want some ease in a jacket!

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    1. Ease!! Of course hehehe, and I guess if I wear something underneath.
      Just went "whoa" when I held the measuring tape around my bust at 94cm and felt like it was a hula hoop lol

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  2. Bloody patterns, never the size I think they will turn out to be haha..
    Glad your feeling better :)

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    1. If there's one part of sewing I hate, the sizing would be it!

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  3. Wierd. Have you tried measuring the pattern pieces? I rarely trust things like this to the pattern companies. I do trust my measuring tape though :)
    The jacket pattern looks lovely!!

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    1. I won't spend too much on the fabric in case it's a shocking fit. Heading to The Fabric Store after work :P Wish me luck!

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  4. Hello & welcome back. Missed not seeing you on your blog. Hope everything is better for you and looking forward to seeing more of your projects :)

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    1. Thanks darling. Hope you continue sewing too!!!

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  5. Hmm that's weird huh...Get back to us with your findings! :)

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  6. That's a huge size difference! I never trust pattern sizes anymore and instead measure the pieces themselves. Can't wait to see how this goes. Welcome back, lovely :)

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    1. Yay! I'm excited too. Something different should get my mojo back!

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  7. Whoa, that's crazy! But it does look good, and it's such a sweet pattern! I'm excited to see what fabric you choose!

    Glad to hear you're feeling better... hope each day is a little brighter than the one before.

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  8. Good to have you back lil one! Cant wait to see the pants and the jacket. Everything looks adorable on your so these will be super cute. Keep your chin up missy we luv you :)

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