Stitcher's Guild Reloaded

Advanced search  

News:

Welcome! :)

If you have trouble registering or logging in, please email me.    dl@artisanssquare.com

Author Topic: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV  (Read 76143 times)

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« on: January 31, 2017, 01:14:37 AM »

In early January Louise sent an e-mail about making the Anything But Ordinary jacket as both a jacket and shirt, by changing the fabric.

That led to a discussion of that pattern’s rich possibilities, which I think is worth repeating.
I asked if both jacket and shirt were the same size.

Louise replied
http://artisanssquare.com/sg_classic/index.php/topic,27299.0.html
message 32

“I’ve made several ABO in both blouse and jacket weight fabric in the same size. So has Sandy. I've also sewn a blouse and drafted armhole facings made a companion vest, again in the same size.

The blouse can be about 2" longer than the jacket and when sewing the jacket the top edge of the collar seam can be sewn at 1" instead of 5/8". Easiest way to shorten the collar. This way it gives a "stacked" look. And no, the collar doesn't need to be buttoned at the neck.   :D

To add to the delights of the ABO pattern, Louise devised a simpler version of the shell, which she called a ‘Go To’ top.

I haven’t been able to find Louise’s instructions in the old data base, so here they are :
[CLD VIII, message 375]

“As for the 'go to' top....it is really a combo of different sizes of the ABO shell. So it's an easy alteration.

It's about 3" wider than the size you normally cut in ABO through the body so the air flows...add a vertical 3/4" of tissue half way between the shoulder at the neck edge and armscye to both front and back. 

The length of the 'go to' finished top is actually the length of the unfinished top in ABO...so add another 2" for a hem, then, once it's turned up at the 2" hem mark and stitched it will give weight at the hem for the top. 
Dip the hem 1/2" at centre back and true it back to the side seams, just something I saw in a top once.
I put hem vents at the sides of the hem. They are 1" at side seams, done like in EAC pants or MSS pants vents.

Neckline:
Instead of a 5/8" seam, sew it at 3/4" or 7/8" and don't bother putting the tab at the shoulder...this is supposed to be down and dirty sewing.

Sleeves:
I lengthen mine to 3/4, but that is personal preference.
Taper them so they are about 10-12"  at the hem. You will have to taper the sleeve sides from about 1" below the tips at front and back so you get the 10"-12" at the hem. Don't forget the 'turn of the cloth' so the 1" hem (you will need to add that amount) can turn back inside the sleeve.

Now you have the 'Go To' summer top.“
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

andib

  • O/T Politics
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 531
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 02:03:40 AM »

Thanks for posting the instructions.  I am one of those people who need pictures with my words. I think I will try to do a quarter size mosk up and see how it works.

I hope the others come back soon!
Logged

marciae

  • Paid Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 362
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 02:49:13 AM »

Did any of you buy the new pattern?  I've read mine a couple of times.  I'm going to try and find some space to trace off the pattern and make a muslin type.  Sewing room still several weeks down the road.  Too much bitter cold/wind/mud to get things moved!
Logged

andib

  • O/T Politics
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 531
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 11:47:19 PM »

Which one is the newest one?  I have to admit that they are all starting to look similar. And I'm having a hard time distinguishing one from another.....or....it's too much anesthedia!LOL.  I have been thinking about light and shadow, but I'm not sure what I want to make it with.  Linen is too cool for my winter.
Logged

Joyce P

  • Paid Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 116
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 03:52:27 AM »

The newest one is Timeless and Modern, a pair of very nice shirts with a hidden placket option, as well as two different sleeve types. I kept the notification email in my inbox, kind of intending to order it, but missed the deadline for the discount... Guess I could spring for the extra $2 or $3  ::)

I was going to post the image, but I'm not sure we're supposed to do that yet. So here's the link:
https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/item.asp?itemid=685&catid=7&subof=0&page=3&pagein=products.asp

I'm just so far 'behind' in making up garments, though, from the patterns I have. And right now the fabric talking the loudest is a group of knits, so... I should work on them!
Logged

Lisa

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 415
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 04:18:25 AM »

I was going to post the image, but I'm not sure we're supposed to do that yet. So here's the link:
https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/item.asp?itemid=685&catid=7&subof=0&page=3&pagein=products.asp

Hi Joyce!

Go ahead and show us images hosted elsewhere on the web...just don't upload or attach anything here, please.  So here's your image:


HTH,

Lisa
Logged

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 05:21:57 PM »

I've been working on several things to include:

1) adding the slot buttonhole placket from the current Threads Magazine Article Louise wrote.   I increased the width of the size small pattern pieces I used for this top by adding width the same way one does for the "Go-To" top to include the back yoke, plus I increased the depth of the armholes and facings.     
2) Then another Snap-To-It jacket with the selvedge at the edges, eliminating the facings and simplifying the pattern like I did for the knit cardigan OSKA knock-off in the photo below.  If you have the pattern, try it for a nearly instant gratification garment that looks high end.  I used a neutral beige/cream Pendleton wool plaid with a silver thread running through it that has great selvedges, and both sides are the same.   Same wool I used some time ago for a 3/4 coat using the now OOP Pure & Simple coat pattern (eliminated the bottom bandl).   
3)  I have the new Timeless and Modern view C with the concealed placket cut out.   I e-mailed Louise first to ask about her intended design ease of both after I compared the finished measurements to similar garments I've made or own.   If you ever need her advice, e-mailing her is the best way.    I don't even know if she's back on this forum, but I invested in all her fitting DVDs and refer to them often for alterations.

sewsy

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 959
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 05:52:09 PM »

Beautifully done Terri!
Logged

LOUISE CUTTING

  • LOUISE CUTTING
  • Vendor
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 64
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITOR THREADS MAGAZINE
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 07:28:02 PM »

Nicely done Terri. I'm all signed back in.

If anybody has any of the old things I've written , please post. Plus start a One Seam pants heading when someone need help.

All About Details have shipped. Ad will go out so on.

Been working on all the Fashion Show for Puyallup. We are also taking about 250 sample feelers to order fabric.

Later, Louise

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 07:36:00 PM »

If anybody has any of the old things I've written, please post.

Thanks for the permission Louise.  I have quite a collection of your comments on various patterns, so plan to work through them slowly.
Would you prefer me to check with you before posting ?
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Debby

  • Paid Member
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 79
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 07:56:55 PM »

Really like your garment, Terri K!
Logged

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 08:04:27 PM »

Here’s the link to the last Cutting Line thread in the ‘classic’ data base
http://artisanssquare.com/sg_classic/index.php/topic,27299.0.html
Happily it does include images from external links, including from Terri K !
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 09:22:52 PM »

Wow that's great news Louise, esp how close it's getting to the Puyallup Stitchery show.   

Thank you all for the complements on the Snap To It Cardigan morph. That pattern is a favorite and I have sewn up several.   I made the cardigan with the leather ties in the fall of 2014 and posted about it.  All of the changes and how-tos are on the Snap To It Flickr Album here .   Here are 3 other jackets from that pattern.  The dotted heavy Echino Japanese cotton with contrast blackberry linen facings, and the gray linen windowpane with aqua threads and lace facings, were both made in July 2013 prior to the ASG conference in Arlington VA that August.  I linked the photos so you could see the originals without changes, and the simplified knit cardigan one.    I wore the eyelash wool plaid (view A) jacket with contrast japanese cotton facings and pocket facing with a Shirin Guild skirt to the Puyallup Show in 2015.   The Snap To It pattern details are amazing, and I can't wait to make the jackets in the "All About Details" pattern.


« Last Edit: February 01, 2017, 09:28:12 PM by Terri K »
Logged

Linda75142

  • Paid Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 489
    • Seams Well - my blog
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2017, 09:30:19 PM »

Happy to see Louise and Terri K here now.

Terri, beautiful jackets (as always).  I thoroughly enjoy seeing your creations.  thanks.

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 10:04:41 PM »

Thank you Linda  8)   

 BTW if anyone is interested in an interesting hem treatment for the Go To Tops, and the like, Louise included those details in the Light and Shadow view B top with the fabric flange at hem with side vents that looks a lot like the Go-To top (photo) with the black flanges that Louise had at the 2013 ASG Conference.  Here's the Easy Ageless and cool pant with the same flange extension.  These and more photos on the Flickr Cutting Line Design at ASG Aug 2103

 

MaryAnn

  • Paid Member
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 64
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2017, 05:33:19 AM »

Oh, it is so good to see postings on this board. I really appreciate all your posts, though I rarely contribute. I'll try to do better. I do have an often-worn ABO shirt and vest combo that I love. The shirt is a Japanese cotton in white with black and the vest is a black jacquard. It combines nicely with one-seams with pockets in a black with white pinstripe rayon crepe. I'll try to get it together to take a picture.
Thank you Terri K, Louise and Lisanne, for your very helpful and inspiring posts.
Logged

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2017, 08:04:10 AM »

Louise’s past advice on :

A Subtle Twist



pattern here
https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/item.asp?itemid=383&catid=7&subof=0&page=1&pagein=products.asp
currently on sale

[My comments are in [ ]
This pattern runs very large, which is a current look.  But some people want this style without all the extra width.  You can’t just make a smaller size as the neckline may then be too small.  Louise has 2 ways of dealing with this.]

Terri K asked :
I had a question about how to cut the AST in XS with a S neck & collar that Louise recommended.   

Louise gave several replies :

AST is supposed to run large...it fits around the neck collar band...so make your size so the neckline fits. It really should have a small set of shoulder pads to 'set' the shirt on the shoulders...that way the garment will hang from the shoulders. It won't stick out at the sides, but hang in soft folds at the sides of the body...this is what gives the appearance of the rise in the front.

-

The AST is 65" in the MD finished and the SM is 61" finished...to me it is more about the neck circumference and how that will fit...the little amount of extra ease in the body circumference is secondary.

-

I will help you Terri with the neck line to go from SM neck to XS body of AST.

I want you to draw along the curve of the neckline on the SM line front and back...and then use all the small pieces that go with that...the collar band in SM and the collar in SM.

Now, start to draw along the shoulder seam line to just past the 5/8" and with your straight edge continue to draw your shoulder line until you get to the XS shoulder stitching line at the armseye. Do the same for the garment back. Now everything else will be made using the XS size.

Check to see the garment is the length you want and so is the sleeve length.

-

[In another discussion on the same issue Louise suggested another method.  This method keeps both neckline and armhole/sleeve the original size.]

As for taking width out of the AST... Yes, take the pinch in the tissue about halfway between the neck and the armseye along the shoulder seam. Whatever you do in the front, you have to do it in the back and whatever happened on the left will also be removed on the right. So if you wanted to remove 10" in the circumference, you would take 2 1/2" from the front and back tissue.

When a garment is oversized...or just you want to make it smaller (or larger in circumference)...that is when the 'neckline' rules in the pattern as far as determining the size you use. You don't want to go down in size in the pattern just because you want a smaller size in the circumference of the body...the neck line will become too small.

Make sure your sleeves are back to the same length you wanted...by pulling the body (up onto the shoulder also happens as far as the armseye) it will also pull the sleeves up your arms.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 09:08:23 AM by Lisanne »
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Linda75142

  • Paid Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 489
    • Seams Well - my blog
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 08:08:35 PM »

In search for info on shortening the RAL skirt, I found the following posts from Louise:

Jan 24, 2011: Can you bring the RAL skirt up to knee length without losing the swing?

You need to make 2 or 3 horizontal shorten lines between the hem area and about 10”-12” below the waist (the natural waist…not the top of the casing). If you draw a shorten line in the hip area and shorten the garment there…you are actually bringing a much wider part of the skirt up and it will become too large around the hips. 

Dec. 6, 2009:  Quote
I am 5'1" and need to make the RAL skirt shorter

You are a bit different...make sure the circumference is what you want first. You want to keep the upper portion the same...putting a tuck there would only raise the beginning of the 'bias' section higher and make the skirt bigger around the hip area. Look on your pattern instruction 'key' Page 1 col. 4...these are little pattern pieces for the skirt and top...at the top of where the number '1' and number '2' is on the key drawing, this is where you want to draw the first horizontal line on your tissue pattern...this way the circumference around the hips will be exactly what you need, but the skirt will have inches removed in the lower skirt portion. Draw 2 more horizontal lines so you have 3 horizontal lines with the space about equal between the first line you drew and the hem. Divided the amount you want to remove into thirds and take that out of each section. Do this on pattern piece 1 and 2. Once done lay one tissue on top of the other and make sure the seams are the same length that will be sewn together.

Now to 'Ture' the seam allowances. This is where the Fashion Ruler/French Curve comes in. You might need to move the ruler several times and/or flip it to get what I call a 'pleasing curve' along the side seam. Once you get it on just 1 side seam, you can transfer it to the other side seam on that pattern piece, and then transfer it to the other pattern piece on both side seams. Don't make more work for yourself than you have to. :D All 4 side seams have the same sweep.

To see if you like the 'pleasant' curve you drew on the first side seam, cut along the line you drew and scotch tape the skirt pattern piece to a big window/sliding glass door or mirror and step back...squint your eyes and look at the curve you just drew....does it flow smoothly? Does it 'please' the eye? If so, transfer the line to the other seams, if not, continue to work on the curve and repeat the scotch tape on the window process until you get want you like.

When I am drafting, this is what I do to make sure I like the lines drawn on the individual pattern pieces.

Aug. 11, 2016: 
To get the correct length on the RAL skirt for your height, it is the same for crop or capri pants. Measure the back of your leg with a yard stick from the floor to the bend in the back of your knee. Divided that measurement by 3. The first third or the second third is your personal measurement for longer skirts or crops or capri pants. The example I always give is: if the measurement is 21"...divided by 3 would be 7" or 14" below the knee is the best proportion for the longer lengths. These are the best spots on your leg...but of course you will differ if you are taller or shorter.

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2017, 02:43:18 AM »

Thanks Linda, that's very interesting.

In case any of you don’t get Louise’s e-mails - the Relax A Little pattern is now on sale (sale ends Tuesday)
https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/item.asp?itemid=366&catid=7&subof=0&page=2&pagein=products.asp

I’m currently collecting very over-sized patterns like A Subtle Twist, and was interested to see the ease on that RAL top is about 8-10”, Very Loose Fitting for a blouse by the BMV criteria.  It does look like good warm weather wear.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 02:51:51 AM by Lisanne »
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

LOUISE CUTTING

  • LOUISE CUTTING
  • Vendor
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 64
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITOR THREADS MAGAZINE
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2017, 02:59:50 AM »

Thanks for the link. The RAL top looks great made a bit longer with a shirt or T under it and belted. If I'm not mistaken Terri made it dress length.

Till later, Louise

send from my iPhone

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2017, 04:39:55 PM »

Using the RAL top that I lengthened 6" in the first photo, I added a shirt-tail underlay using the lower portion of the Pure & Simple top and the technique in the Light & Shadow pattern I posted photos of earlier to make it dress length.   The ease is whatever you decide you want it to be based on the finished measurements, and so is the length.  You can layer it or wear it alone in warmer weather.   The skirt is amazing and I've sewn up many of those.     You sure get your money's worth since Louise gives us two garments in her patterns.  Here's my Relax A Little Flickr Album with photos of what I did.
I am wearing the A subtle Twist jacket in a fine wool over a Fun With Fabrics top, and pin stripe wool flannel pants in my avatar photo.   Also many photos of the AST shirt/jacket in the A Subtle Twist Album .  Here's a silk/wool RAL top that I like to wear under the butter yellow AST wool jacket.

theresa in tucson

  • Paid Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 226
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2017, 07:24:49 PM »

Oooh, I'm going to snitch that hem treatment on the denim look skirt in your Relax a Little album, Terri.  I've got some lightweight denim and my big denim skirt is on its last legs.  Time for a new one.  Thanks for the example!
Logged

LOUISE CUTTING

  • LOUISE CUTTING
  • Vendor
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 64
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITOR THREADS MAGAZINE
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2017, 07:34:35 PM »

Thanks Terri for posting the RAL and AST....I'm trying to clear off my list of things to do before we head to the great northwest. Sandy is knee deep is getting all the fashion show garments finished. I continue to make lists and feel great when something finally gets crossed off.

I just received an email from UPS letting me know I have 6 boxes coming tomorrow. That means AAD is coming. I'm sure most of you will be watching something else on TV tonight, while I will be pre-stuffing the envelopes ahead of the orders so they can go out quickly. I have plenty of movies on the DVR taped and am about half way through 'The Crown' on Netflix...so I will be busy stuffing envelopes getting paper cuts ;D   

Keep up the good work with your sewing. I love to see pictures. till later, Louise

lakestitcher

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2017, 09:54:05 PM »

Ack!! Did I miss something while SG was on hiatus???
Please tell me.....what is AAD?? New pattern??? Must be, must have it!!! ;D
Logged

martha.myers

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 80
    • Now Sewing
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2017, 12:05:13 AM »

So glad to see this thread again. I am inspired to revisit the ABO. Martha

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2017, 02:45:11 AM »



This is the All About Details (AAD) pattern that includes two jackets that will be in my closet this spring ;)     I'm waiting to see what the yardage requirements are so I can verify the fabric candidates in my stash  8)   Martha linked the cover illustration with the name to the CLD Flickr Group.   https://www.flickr.com/groups/cuttinglinedesign/



Always a good idea to check there to see what's new or what the members have sewn.   
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 02:21:29 PM by Terri K »
Logged

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2017, 10:14:30 AM »

Thanks Terri, the AAD does look like a good challenge for learning new techniques with good instructions !
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2017, 11:50:00 PM »

Yes Lisanne!  Looking forward to digging into all the interesting details.   It's up on the https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com website and, even better, at a discounted price too   ;D

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2017, 07:52:56 PM »

Just got back from my daily walk to the mailbox and there was the envelope with the All About Details pattern.   I pulled out the instructions and inhaled them while resting on my upper deck -  Well done Louise and Sandy!   Love those letter box pockets.   You make it easy.   

Question for Louise?  Will you be having photos taken of the models and ensembles in your Sewing and Stitchery (Puyallup WA)  fashion show this year?   

LOUISE CUTTING

  • LOUISE CUTTING
  • Vendor
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 64
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITOR THREADS MAGAZINE
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2017, 08:29:41 PM »

Trying not to talk...so I will post here...dental work and the numbness is wearing off... not always a great feeling...

To answer your question Terri, yes, we will have pictures of all the fashions in the show...and I have asked that the 'water mark' be not quite so big over the pictures this year. Sandy and I pack everything on Monday and Tuesday. And UPS picks up usually 27-30 boxes on Thursday. Other stuff being shipped from Amazon to me at the hotel. If you are coming hit booth 308 first! 

More fabric came in yesterday and will be more here today....so maybe more feelers will be processed. AAD is selling like crazy, as is the fabrics in the ad that are discounted. I have talked to other website vendors who have fabrics and they tell me they order between 100 and 500 yds of a single fabric....'cause they don't want to change their website very often'. Not me...I only order 10-15 yds of any given fabric. A: I can't pick up 100 yards of fabric...B: it boring to see the the same stuff every day...and C: you all don't want to see yourself all over the place with the same fabric on...that's what ready-to-wear is all about...go to every store who carries XYZ  manufacturer or designer and it's everywhere the same. Give me the difference.

We are working on many new things for the website...but first we have to get off the road. About April there will be a blog with all kinds of wonderful ideas/techniques/go look here links and so on...also a interactive forum for you all to participate in. But, you all have to remember...we are taking baby steps...I don't even put pictures up here...I have to rely on the kindness of strangers! ;)

Well, I'm going to take another round of Advil and make sure the couch doesn't move, and I know 3 little ones will be crawling over me, making sure I don't move! :-\

The bad part is I have round two tomorrow afternoon! ugh...I hit Fresh Market for soup and soft buns, well, I have no idea how it happened, but some little cupcakes too!

till later, Louise

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2017, 07:37:03 AM »

Best Wishes to Louise for the dental work.
And here are some of her comments on an older over-sized pattern.

Of The Moment



pattern here
https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/item.asp?itemid=359&catid=7&subof=0&page=2&pagein=products.asp
currently on sale

I have made the jacket in wool for Puyallup and CT retreat...and double sided linen and a cotton ikat for Tampa and Atlanta...and the original designer has had this style jacket season after season in everything from sheer silk organza, raw edge boiled wool to knitted styles.

As you look at the drawing of the pattern for the jacket, you will see that one of the front drape lapels is longer...actually wider from the shoulder seam to the front mitered corner than the other one...you can sew it this way...subtle drape to both or you can make two in the little longer fronts or two of the shorter ones. If you do sew the longer and shorter fronts, they can cross over double breasted style...with either one great button/pin to hold the lapel in place or two buttons at the mitered corners...they would be in the area of your collar bone placement.

- - -

You might think about a SM in OTM...it is 50" from center to center where the MD is 54”.  Yes it is supposed to be soft and drapy...but not too big. Before you cut into the really good stuff...make a prototype in the SM in a similar fabric...you don't have to finish it first just get the size down then go to the good fabric and sew all the way through.

Note, I said prototype and not muslin...my theory is never make a muslin out of muslin...you don't care for the way it is sewn, there is so much junk in the fabric it is never on grain and you will never wear it...but a prototype in a nice but less expensive fabric can be worn. 

—————

from me :
I understand this pattern was inspired by designer Eskander, who has similar styles on show this season
http://www.eskandar.com/collections/ladies/main-winter-2016/

Easy to mimic many of the current Eskander styles by extending Of The Moment to thigh or knee length. 
Plus inspiration for styling how the pattern can be worn.

I can also make a boxy over-sized closed front pullover by placing the centre front line of either of the OTM jacket front pieces on the fold of fabric.  You need to adapt one of the neck facing pieces.  As I need to add more slope to the shoulders, I make separate front and back neck facing patterns.

I do love this pattern  ;D
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2017, 07:46:36 AM »

P. S. Nearly the easiest ever outfit :
Wear any version of OTM over an ABO jacket made as a shirt, with 1-seam pants. 
Make that group twice for a 6PAC, 3-4 times for a SWAP. . .
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2017, 09:59:47 AM »

Ebb from Ebb and Flow - a jacket version from Louise


(Ebb in blue)

Back to the Ebb...the horizontal seam is just that...a seam, this way the buttons and front facing could stop and the top becomes a pullover...

there is no extra ease below the seaming...so it doesn't have a maternity look, that draft would have to have that section of the pattern slashed and spread to add the fullness needed for tummy room...it's just a seam.

If you would like to change the front for a different look...the bottom and top can be combined along the seam stitching line and then split all the way down the front...the front facing continued and then buttons added down the front for the look of a blouse or out of a bit heavier fabric...a jacket.
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Lisanne

  • Paid Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 856
  • southern England
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2017, 10:16:19 AM »

More comments from Louise

My Hearts a’Flutter overblouse, front hiking up



Question - sorry I didn’t keep a record of who asked this :
I just finished the HAF overblouse and find that the back neckline and shoulders want to pull towards the back on me, which makes the front hike up. How should I fix this for my next one? It almost seems like scooping out the back neckline a bit might do the trick, but I'm not sure

reply from Louise :
You want to add not take away. First, what is your bust size and cup size...will address that in a minute...this might have something to do with the hem going up in the front.

The shoulder seam line can be taken off the front tissue and added to the back.
  [see below] 
Plus, you can, with the help of a French curve, redraw the neckline higher from the corner of the shoulder seam/back neckline up about 1" at the center back and draw the center back fold line up to meet it...make sure you do the same correction to the back facing neckline. 

You can place two vertical darts directly under your bust points...following the directions in EAC for the optional darts. Then remove the amount of the 2 darts in the lower front panel (this can be taken directly out of the center front fold, this will help with the hiking up of the hem.


-

Here’s what Hilda posted, giving more detail about how to move the shoulder seam.

I taped the side front to the front and added the sleeve, also added the sleeve to the back.  I then removed 5/8 starting at the front neck to 3/4 at the shoulder and tapered down to the original stitching line on the front.  I then added what I took off the front on to the back.  Then separated all the pieces again and cut out.  It’s super!  No longer have the slip toward the back and the front hem hiking up. 

= = =

That's all I can contribute from the past, the other Cutting Line patterns I kept notes on are all discontinued.
Logged
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Terri K

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Made Me May is EVERYDAY!
    • Sew Terri blogspot
Re: Cutting Line Designs Patterns, Events and Announcements XIV
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2017, 07:24:19 PM »

Here's my latest version of the Snap To It jacket where I cut the sleeves on the bias and used the interesting selvedge of this wool boucle plaid.   I used metallic gold thread for topstitching since the boucle is shot through with threads of metallic gold.   This was an end cut from Pendleton sold as flats after their run of jackets.   I originally thought about making this a vest since I didn't have enough fabric to cut the sleeves on the straight of grain, nor match the plaids.   But it looked great on the bias!  It's kind of an homage to the current Chanel collections that Karl L does with asymmetry, interesting use of selvedge, bias, topstitching and snap tape.   The plaids on the jacket are matched but as you change the snap tape hidden on the fronts in the photos/ front closure, they won't.    Lots more photos and descriptions of details on the Snap To It Flickr album .    I've been too sick to do any "modeling".    But not too sick to sew  ;)

 
« Last Edit: February 11, 2017, 09:49:06 PM by Terri K »
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 »   Go Up
 

Fabric Mart Fabrics Style Arc Sewing Patterns Put Your Ad Here
Put Your Ad Here Put Your Ad Here Put Your Ad Here