#FabricFriday - Linens!
Posted in Product Reviews on Friday the 12th February 2016 by Annette
For this weeks #FabricFriday I am with linens again! Yes I must admit linens are up there with my favourite fabrics. As I often mention please wash and dry them first. Then instead of having say a pair of linen trousers from your favourite department store that are hung up more or less permanently in your wardrobe because they may shrink in the wash, you could now be wearing your lovely fitting selfmade trousers all the time because they are so easy to wash!
Now the Sewing Pattern
I have chosen to showcase as inspiration for these fabrics has been around a long time. It is New Look 6163.
This pattern has stood the test of time. First of all it is shown in navy and white which pretty much appeals to most people. I know I choose a lot of patterns which at first might appear similar (as in lots of seperates together) but I do like to get value for my money. And yes this pattern fits the bill!
There is a long coat (which could easily be made into a shorter jacket), trousers, skirt and top. I love this in the colourway shown as the main picture on the pattern. I have chosen the following linen fabrics to show you today...
in Navy and White and for the top I love our Patterned Linen and Cotton blend Fabric from John Kaldor
. So smart! Here's a larger picture of that patterned linen...
The unlined jacket has splits at the sides so remember that what you wear underneath will show at the sides and because of that I would be very tempted to make the skirt in the same fabric as the top. The top has a combined armhole and neck facing which on some patterns the instructions can be quite difficult, however on this pattern it is lovely and straightforward.
As you will notice on the second picture the fastening at the back of the neck is made with a loop. This isn't as hard as it looks and it gives a flat edge to edge fastening. (Sorry this picture is a bit fuzzy).
See you next week