Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Green Knit/Felt Sweater

I bought this green wool knit with felted leaves at Kleiderforum in Freiburg. The pattern is my kimono shirt pattern. I had just enough fabric for a cut on turtle neck.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Maija Isola Vintage Fabric Luck

I scored this beautiful fabric at my local thrift store yesterday! I loved the print and the quality of the fabric, a really soft cotton, not knowing at the time that Majia Isola was a pretty famous Finnish designer:-) It´s a pretty large piece (more than 2m, 130cm wide) and I am planning to make it into a dress. Unfortunately, I couldn´t find any information about this particular print (Maija Isola "rosmariini" Marikangas Maritextil), but I found an ebay listing for her most famous design from the 50ies for USD 150 for 98in. (I only payed CHF 8 for my piece;-)). Please leave a comment if you know anything about the release date or history of this print!

Update: the print is from 1962 - the folks at Marimekko were super kind and answered my email inquiry! Here´s a link to the rosmariini print in different colors and many more amazing designs: Marimekko Design Museum .

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yellow Tabi Socks

I came accross several Tabi socks patterns on ravelry just before I started the toe decreases in the first one of these yellow socks. Just in time to convert a boring pair of socks into something special:-) I followed more or less these instructions (with some minor modifications).

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hot Patterns Riviera Côte d’Azur Knit Dress

This is the dress version of this top- not as originally intended in a red but in a black knit and with longer sleeves for fall :-) I added about 12cm to the tunic version of the pattern to get a knee length dress.
The print on the left side of the mirror is by Jen Hewett.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Boiled Wool Men´s Jacket

Grey boiled wool (Loden), riri-zippers. The pattern is adapted from a Burda blazer pattern (burda 8135 view A, discontinued).

 Detail shots (collar and pockets):

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Another Green Shirt

Wearable muslin, adopted from Hotpatterns cowl-necked top (which was a free download in 2009). I widened the front cowl-neck, shaped the side seams and added long kimono sleeves. With the wider cowl-neck, there was too much fabric in the bust area. I twisted the "too much" from inside and fixed it with a couple of stitches.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Black Sweater

 Black wool knit fabric. My basic kimono sleeve pattern. Back yolk with pleats.