A sweet friend recently sent me this wonderful publication that is unavailable for purchase in the U.S. and oh, how I wish we had something like Mrs. Style Book 2015 here! Full of inspiration, beautiful photographs of lovely models wearing the beautiful clothes, coupled with patterns for all the photos shown in this magazine like book, it is truly an amazing publication. There are 2 knit patterns included in this issue. ALL the rest of the patterns (and there is a LOT) you draft yourself beginning with a basic bodice
pattern for the tops and waist/hip measurements for bottoms. I am still figuring out how this all works, as it is written in Japanese...... but look at that cute yellow top on the front!
June's Make a Garment a Month Challenge is 'Seasonal Stashbusting'.....
.....and May's Alabama Chanin 4-panel skirt was made
but not embroidered because.....
.....it was immediately paired with the new Ottobre no. 10 Sculpture top
and I've been afraid the embroidery might detract from the overall 'look' of this outfit. I might change my mind, but for now it will stay unembroidered. I do plan to hand-stitch top-stitch the seams as a faux flat fell.
So here we are with June's theme of 'Seasonal Stashbusting' and my feeling that I did not complete May's theme...... so, my June 2015 Make a Garment a Month Challenge plans will be to make this cute yellow top made out of a soft dove gray knit from my stash to be paired with the gray Alabama Chanin unembroidered 4-panel skirt. A monotone outfit in grays.
Here the top is again, in all the photos below, paired with skirts, pants
and even a cardi/jacket. At first I was afraid this top might be for the younger set, but both younger and older models are shown
wearing the top. If you look carefully at the bottom right photo,
you'll see a smaller photo of just the top in the top right-hand
corner. That is where it gives you the pattern page number. Let's
see.... p. 187.... got it!
is a cropped view of p. 187 showing the top in black/white referencing
p. 36 & 37 from the modeled photos above. This is all the pattern
information given. Yikes! But upon careful examination, this is a
pattern built upon altered rectangles. Hmmm, I think this might be
Monotone and Stashbusting at one time!
Happy Sewing Everyone..... and hope everyone is having a good day, wherever you may be!
Your outfit is lovely as is, and I think a handstitche faux flat felled seam is an embroidery, too. This yellow top looks really chic and I am looking forward seeing yours! Happy sewing, SaSaReplyDelete
Thank you so much SaSa! This type of top is not normally something I'd choose to wear, but it's the only pattern in this book I think I can draft! :)Delete
That yellow top is too cute. I think you are going to do fine with the instructions being in Japanese, plus they give pretty good diagrams too. You've got this!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your vote of confidence! It was the easiest one in in the book. :)Delete
The skirt looks lovely, and really is a work in progress - don't worry if you don't do what you originally intended as far as MAGAM is concerned - it's just ideas, and it gets people thinking of ideas. Which you are doing, and now are planning to morph the ideas into a continuous outfit. I think you are brave working from this book, but the diagrams look good, so with some peace and quiet and some concentration I am sure you will manage.ReplyDelete
You are a gracious MAGAM administrator! Thanks so much, always, for your words of encouragement and support.Delete
Yay, you figured out how the book works! The drafting is doable, just need to focus and check and double check. No sewing instructions, but you have enough experience sewing with knits to tackle it! It's a cute top!ReplyDelete
Weeelllllll.... not sure I've got the book figured out..... but feel I can figure this one top out.... maybe?!!! :) Thanks so much Erin! :)Delete
Your outfit is so lovely and I love the combination :)ReplyDelete
The book looks so interesting, especially the yellow top on the book cover. Can not wait to see your finished June garment :)
Thank you Hana!Delete
Love the outfit.. Looks cute on you..ReplyDelete
and What a fantastic book, Look forward to seeing the top made.. Happy sewing.
Thank you Judy!Delete