Friday, 2 August 2013

Lace and netting

Last month I jumped into pretty sewing and made this lace cover jacket, Kwik Sew 3693 View A, for Mum. She has a fuller chest so the front folds sit nicely on her.
This colour goes with the rest of the clothes I've made her in light neutral colours. All of the seams are overlocked so this can be hand washed or put in the machine for a quick cool wash and there's no need to iron it either.
The back shoulder width is good but I'll need to bring the sleeves higher at the front on her next version.
She was happy with this version and she said it's a bit airy, meaning cool to wear in the cold. When I mentioned this was a pretty piece to wear inside, she was happy with that explanation and kept it on.
 
The piece below is a shorter, neater version for moi but it suits Mum better.

This version needs some shaping in the back but I've been using this version as a layer to wear in the office for colour.

Back to study.

23 comments:

theperfectnose said...

hahahaha I love how you ended the post with 'back to study'. Cracking the whip before anyone else can XD That white lace is pretty but I reckon your purple version is a lot more usable (less fear of curry stains etc).

velosewer said...

Hey TJ. I'm actually thinking of making this again for Mum and dyeing it in tea for another piece for her collection. Curry dyeing could make it sunshine yellow.

BeaJay said...

Both versions are gorgeous. Love the lace. Going to be great for a nice light Spring / early Summer cover. Lovely. I might just have to "borrow" this.

velosewer said...

Sure thing BeaJay.

Kirsty said...

Love the dsrker version, stunning! And love mums with their not so cryptic comments!

Kristy said...

I bet sewing these was welcome relief from your studies, albeit short lived. Hope your mum gets lots of wear from her jacket, at least she didn't say that it was "interesting"!

kbenco said...

Both versions look lovely, and sound remarkably easy to care for, being lace!
Hoping your studies are going well.

Linda T said...

Very pretty. I'm getting the lace "bug" myself. Need to sew something lacey soon.

Beverly said...

I love lace. Those are really nice & I may have to copy you.

RebeccaHoward said...

A bit airy! Hehe. Aren't Mums hilarious? My mum would have said its lovely and airy. Meaning no way is she going to wear this until its smack bang in the middle of summer! I think the top looks lovely. Both tops in fact. I whipped over to the kiwi sew site and as usual would probably not have really looked twice at this pattern but now I'm rethinking. I think the hoodie version has potential too. By the way, did you see Tessuti now has the pale grey linen I was looking for last week? Botheration. Might need another trip back. Online isn't as much fun.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

I think she will get lots of wear out of the jacket. I like your little cover up too - a hint ot colour without being too much - and a more youthful look overall.

Lori said...

Very pretty, the lace is so pretty.

Sharon said...

Two lovely lace tops!

velosewer said...

Rebecca, There's no reason why a trip to Tessuti's can't be arranged... Just sayin'

prttynpnk said...

I love how sweepy the white is- gorgeous seamless looking work!

Bella said...

Wow! These are both pretty & look really difficult to make. I'm impressed. You seem to find the most challenging projects & then make quick work of them.

Sheila said...

So pretty and dainty.

Kat Jackson said...

The lace is a nice change from heavy wintery clothes. Good on you for making something a bit different for your mum. And good on you for taking a productive study break!

Kyle said...

I love the purple one!
You are doing well with your studies--keep it up!

Gail said...

The one you made for yourself is lovely. I'm very interested in lace at present.

sewinngelle said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I ave some lace I bought with a dress in mind but I just don't feel like going there now. An 'airy' jacket/coverup is an excellent idea!

Carolyn said...

Oh I have a huge weakness for white lace! and I'm working with some at the moment too :) The two blouses are both beautifully made :)

Joy said...

Both versions are lovely!

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