Monday, June 22, 2009

Butterick 4194, View A--Modified

Yesterday afternoon I traced off and modified the front and back pattern pieces as I discussed in the last post. Then I cut out another version of the skirt, this time in an embroidered camo cotton twill that I bought from JoAnn's a few years ago. DF will probably hate it, but he's old school Airborne/Special Forces. I'm not. I barely had enough for the skirt; these scraps are what's left:

And, as last time, I used a fun print for the pocket lining:

Although the blue isn't a perfect match, I think the vintage pinup girls somehow work well with the camo, don't you? My little secret anyway.

I also planned to install the lower pocket and flap as shown on the pattern envelope. However, I'm not loving the placement of the embroidery on the pocket piece, so I might need to re-think it. That's sewing for you!

Another quick project that's almost complete (or fully complete if I end up without the cargo pocket). I'll post a picture when it's done.

Then, onward to some Sewing Workshop sewing to get ready for the ASG Conference next month. My plans are somewhat ambitious, so we'll see how far I actually get!


BConky said...

Love the pocket fabric- to cute.

gwensews said...

LOVE that Pepsi fabric!!!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

It is cute, isn't it?

This was a remnant from a pair of pj pants I made. It came from the bargain section at JoAnn's. You see plenty of Coca Cola yardage, but this is the first Pepsi I've seen.

Terri K said...

I'm enjoying your design journey with these fabrics and your TNT patterns Nan. I am contemplating flying out to go to ASG. Have you got any recommendations on hotels in Albuquerque?

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Hi Terri,

I PM'd you at Stitcher's Guild. I'll also set up a post here once I've had a chance to do links etc. if anyone else is interested.