Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time to Vote! Make it Pink Challenge....

Grosgrain: Pop the Cork, Blush and Bubbly Pants

Hey y'all! Kathleen from Grosgrain here again! I think I knew what I wanted to do this week long before I even got the Project Sewn challenge. It just so happened to be exactly what I wanted to sew. How many times in life does that happen?! I wanted to sew a pair sequin pants for Valentine's Day. It's been so INCREDIBLY cold here in the east that I couldn't imagine wearing a dress anywhere on Valentine's Day. But I wasn't going to let THAT stop me from dressing for the occasion!
They're tightly fitted like leggings but I made these pants with a zipper fly and waistband. Stick around later this week. I'll be sharing the pattern I used to make these pants! I'm thinking of adding pockets to the pattern. What do you think? You can also use this pattern to make leggings. I'll be sharing both versions. The zip fly and the no zip.
So what will you be wearing for your Valentine's night out? A pair of blush and bubblies perhaps;-)



A Fashionable Stitch: pink walrus
Why pink walrus? I have no idea! This week has been one of those weeks where nothing strings together or happens the way you think its going to. So you guys, I'm BACK with another jacket/trouser combo. And a haircut! I feel kind of like a punk in this jacket. I mean, let's be real here. It's an awesome fuschia - oh how I LOVE fuschia - and if you didn't already know, this is the Kaisla Jacket from Named's latest output of patterns. Those ladies seriously outdid themselves again! This jacket has that edgy/modern feel and I'm dying over how many fitting alterations I made to the muslin - one. Yup. One!!!! Couple things. I opted to go vent-less for this jacket. I love me a good vent, but sewing those suckers (with a lining....) can cramp my style and I didn't have time for cramping, so no vent. Additionally, I drafted my own lining from the shell because, well I have a certain way I like my linings to go in. I did a silk print in the sleeve and I chose a purpley acetate/silk blend hollywood lining for the body.
My trousers are BurdaStyle #129B. They're a stretch trouser, something I've been looking for for awhile. I made them up in a stretch cotton sateen and couldn't be happier with the outcome. They have a fly front and side slant pockets. Really comfortable and they go perfectly with a little heel or a flat. Oh and did I mention versatile? These could like go with everything! Yessss!!
Want more deets? Of course you do! Hop on over to my blog for the latest! 



House of Pinheiro: PinKeiro da Bomb
To say I struggled with this week theme would be an understatement. 

Approaching this experience more as personal challenge, I wrote for each week a different personal goal: Last week was tailoring and drafting, this week was sewing 'unusual to me' fabrics.  Started with a lace and suede elisalex dress but was not feeling the love, hand sewn a chiffon gown. Long story short, it was tho mystical and girly. On the positive side, I achieved the goal of using a different fabrics I haven't  before. Check the sob story over my blog later and let's focus on Da BOMB over my back.
The belted wrap coat , was sewn in wool felt and is made from the most incredible bright pink fabric I have ever seen. The large collar was pimped oversize. Seams finishes were a mix of welt, flat fell and black satin bias for contrast. The belt was made with real leather. The modified button back top is the Kanerva, fresh from named new spring collection. Used contrasting thread keyhole buttonholes and heart shape buttons, and topstitched leatherette geometric cut outs to add texture. The A line high waistline of the ginger skirt, finished with hong kong seams, was the perfect complement. Interestingly how you pay more attention to the balance of shapes and design lines using monochrome fabric. This outfit has a powerful street urban feel with the coat but a sexy elegant glamour at the same time because the length of the sleeves and hem. I am in love with this outfit because is ME. Did you liked the big hair? More pictures and outfit details here.



Alida Makes: Paint It Pink

It's pink week! I love pink, but I honestly don't wear it very often. I went through this phase in my 20s in which I wore hot pink in pretty much every outfit, and I got tired of it.  Well it's been several years now so I say it's time to bring back the PINK! I've been searching for the perfect hot pink skinny jeans for almost a year now, so I knew instantly I wanted to make those. Figuring out the rest of the outfit, however, was decidedly harder. I finally landed on this beautiful yellow tribal knit for a tank top and a black blazer with (p)leather accents.
The blazer is the Bellatrix Blazer Pattern by Papercut Patterns. The main blazer is made of black stretch poplin. I didn't have quite enough to make the sleeves so I decided to do something crazy and make the middle portion of the sleeves out of faux leather. I was pretty nervous because a) I was afraid it would look goofy and b) I was afraid I wouldn't be able to bend my arms. Thankfully, I love the final result! The blazer is lined with white fabric with gold polkadots and finished off with a hot pink button. The tank was self-drafted. The fabric on the front is a yellow tribal knit and the back of the tank is black knit. I used a freezer paper stencil to paint a pink heart on the bottom so it would peek out of the bottom of the jacket. The jeans are the Jamie Jeans Pattern by Named Clothing. They fit like a dream and I love the color!  
I have a bazillion more pictures to share, so hop on over to Alida Makes and get the rest of the story!




Oonaballoona: Pinky and the Brain
oonaballoona project sewn pink
The challenge: from rose, fuchsia, to blush, bubblegum, or neon---think pink! Well, after this second challenge, there's not much else I can think of, as I took the description quite literally and used every shade of pink I could find.  The inside of my brain looks (and at the moment,  feels) like cotton candy, I am sure. Especially since I ditched my first attempt last Mondayish and finished this girlie about twenty minutes before I took these photos.
oonaballoona project sewn pink
Keeping in line with the way my brain works, I used the wrong side of this lurex-- the blue pops through on the reverse and only heightens the cornucopia of wildly blushing color-- and in a rare move I used a pastel pink for a crinoline.  Pastel!  I even have pastel in my stash?!  And that's a magenta horsehair hem, because, naturally.  The bodice is a zippered blouse from Burda Magazine (07-08, #104) and the skirt is completely made up out of my brain.  Did I mention my brain yet?oonaballoona project sewn pink
Once again, there's so much to say and so little time and space to say it, so do swing on by my blog, oonaballoona, for a shiny two more tons of pink lipped service!!


25 comments:

  1. Ohmygosh - How are we supposed to pick a favorite out if these beauties?!? Fantastic job ladies!

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  2. These are all so great! And I love how different each of them are. Great inspiration ladies!

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  3. Guys! These are amazing! This isn't a color that I want tons of in my wardrobe but now you've got me craving hot pink blazers/coats/pants/dresses!

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    1. Pink was a banned colour for me… now I want everything in PINK

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  4. I don't know what to do!!!!!!!!! Everything's so fabulous!! I may actually have to think on this one for a while. :( :( :(

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  5. Wow, oh wow! This group of ladies are fierce! I love all of these makes.

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  6. Another amazing week ladies!! You are really making me want to try new styles and fabrics!

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  7. Love them all, pink is one of my favorite colors! Great job ladies!

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  8. Wow! Make it hard ladies.... Love love them all.

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  9. Insanely awesome! And I NEED a pair of those sequinned pants!

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  10. another great week, well done ladies!

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  11. Stunning work! I'm enjoying Project Sewn so much :)

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  12. I'm tickled pink by this week's selection! What a great effort by everyone again, it makes voting so difficult! The clothes are all great and the photography too! I agree with Gingermakes, I'm craving a hot pink wardrobe now!

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  13. Got online to vote -- now sitting here in a pitiful puddle of indecision because WOW WOW WOW I LOVE THEM ALL!

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  14. OMG, so hard to choose! Congratulation to all the ladies for your fabulous make. Winners all around, even if the voting says otherwise.

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  15. I have a newfound love for bright pink - you guys are awesome!

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  16. Great makes! I love to see all the different outcomes!

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  18. Guys, I was able to vote for two different designs in a one-day time difference. Is that possible at all?

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  19. Well, this might give me some inspiration for what to do with the Very Pink Poplin of Doom in my stash...
    ... but I seriously do not know what to vote for.

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  20. Are Oonabaloona numbers highest in the pink pol, tool - or am I misreading the results tally?

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  21. Great results ladies, everyone did a fantastic job! I'm confused by the polling results though, kitty0313 I see the same results as you do...weird.

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    1. The voting in Project Sewn is 50% readers' poll and 50% how the contestants score each other. The results are added up and then winner is announced....

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