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Making in time for Christmas

Making do and mending is being put on the back-burner for a while which is a shame as i was in the middle of turning a dress into a top.
Been employed to make some brand spanking new costume for a Christmas production, not allowed to upload the designs or final costumes, which is sad as some of them are really cool!

Been busy making original patterns and tulle’s to show to the employer, hopefully starting on the finals soon 🙂 And this gave me the perfect reason to add ‘Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear’ to my ever-growing collection of pattern books :3

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Make Do And Mend

Summer Jeans

Found these nice light striped jeans in the clearence section for only a £10 ,bargain, loved the colour and pattern but not the wide leg cut or the un-hemmed framed bottom.

So i first edited the shaping of the trouser legs for my preferred bootleg cut. after a few trials i achived the wright look not to tight but not to baggy and sewed both legs up, trimmed of the excess and edged. then i hemmed the bottom of the trousers to give them a more finished look.

Now i have a lovely summery pair of jeans 🙂

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Make Do And Mend

Stripes

This stripey top i got for £5 as one of the buttons was missing and it became my first ‘Make Do and Mend’ project.

I didn’t like the mishmash-ed button selection anyway so i removed them all and added my own white mother of pear ones for a classier feel.

Then i hacked of the bottom of the sleeves to get rid of the ‘detailing’ and made it into a 3/4 length with a loop and button detailing to hold up the rolled edge using the cut off’s.

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