vendredi 29 mars 2013


Spring is here! We have had amazing weather here in Vancouver BC, with temperatures unusually warm for the season...Unfortunately that means this baby, which is still sitting unfinished on my dress form, probably won't see any action until next winter - no biggie, story of my sewing life...

One of the reasons that it's been left untouched for so long (I started it in early february if I recall correctly), is because I have been busy with this guy:

I know, it doesn't look like much...This might give you a better idea:

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head from Sonny London on Vimeo.

Yup, I'm making the white jumpsuit from Kylie Minogue's 2001 video of Can't Get you Out of My Head...It's not actually for me: a woman that I work with is going to a "White Party" next week and she asked me a little while back if I would make it for her.

Now, I don't usually make clothes for other people, but this sounded like a pretty fun project and not overly complicated. So this is obviously the muslin, the final fabric (a crisp white lycra-bamboo blend knit) is all cut up and will be all sewn up before the week-end is over.

It was fun to make as I basically had to piece together the top, altered from one pattern, the bottom copied from a pair of pants she owns and the hood/cowl, traced from another pattern and redrafted.

I'll share more details on the pattern pieces soon, and hopefully will get a picture of the final garment...

After that, once the fur vest is done (and put away), I want to finish a button-down shirt I started a few months ago, get started on a muslin for a pair of linen pants I've had in mind for quite a while now, and possibly knock off this pretty Tibi top using this equally pretty cotton voile found at Dressew last week.

source: The Glamourai

In other totally unrelated news, I got these babies today:

My first pair of skis! Can't wait for next season to ride them out!

2 commentaires:

  1. I hope you'll show the picture of a completed garment on the model herself! :) Pretty cool

  2. Hi, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! I recently found your blog and have enjoyed reading about all your projects. I hope you'll play along and share your favourite up and coming blogs.