Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amy long cardigan and bell bottom jeans





Long cardigan


pattern: Amy S. #6028 from BurdaStyle (PDF)
size 34(1-2 smaller size than my measurement size), lengthened, added a front opening and plackets, one hidden hook & eye for closure
fabric: cotton lace jersey, white beige, light, very stretchy because of the lacy texture

I stole an idea of making cardigan from Amy pullover pattern from my dear friend Kapo. I was almost successful to threaten & snatch her gorgeous pink cardigan that she sewed from the pattern in the last summer, as you see in the picture, but I failed. (She snatched it back from me afterwards.) I guess I should have threatened more. Sometimes she is so very stingy like this.

Kapo's pink cardi
*In case you are suffering from my poor English, I let you know that I'm joking. She is the most generous lovely pal and I adore this beautiful friend. Of course, she is not the one who is miserly, but the other is.

Bell bottom jeans

pattern: stretch skinny jeans from Pumila
my skinny jeans from this pattern can be seen here and here.
size 9, pants narrowed at knee, hem lengthened by 10cm, hem very widened (hem width 30cm)
fabric: cotton stretch denim, PU blended, indigo, heavy and thick
I found that it was easy to make alterations onto my favorite skinny jean pattern. It can be a platform for any style of jean pants, and I love the fact.




xoxo
yoshimi






*P.S. Where I live, wearing a hooded jumper in public is not very controversial, and in fact, there are many grown-ups who love the casual style. Needless to say, no one wears it with its hood up. Babies may do, with a pair of bear ears, occasionally.
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24 comments:

  1. Yoshimi, your pictures are off line. I'd love to be able to see your photos, but the only one coming through is the last one!

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  2. I saw the photos over on flickr! You look great as usual. Quick question about Pumila: are those paper patterns or PDF downloads?

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  3. Sorry! I'm going to fix the link, but at the moment I don't know what is wrong... Please give me some minutes!

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  4. Are they visible? I hope they are now.

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  5. Thanks Mariko! They are selling only paper patterns.

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  6. you just watch out for me, yoshimi. if i ever get close enough, i'm snatching your amy AND your jeans, and i'm running away as fast as i can.

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  7. Both pieces look great! Your clothing always looks like it was purchased at an expensive store.

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  8. Lovely! I especially love the knit of the cardigan... and now I want to make some bell-bottom jeans! :)

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  9. What a sophisticated long lean look. I love the bell bottoms made in such a dark wash of denim. It really dresses them up!

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  10. lovely on you! keep sewing such beautful things, it's such a pleasure to come and see them:)

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  11. Funny post and beautiful cardigan. Yoshimi, thank you for the notions. They arrived safely and look so nice, now I just need to learn how to use them. I just love sewing gadgets so I will have lots of fun figuring them out. I'm glad I won!

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  12. LOL! We know you were joking, no worries. :-) Your English is pretty fantastic I would say, so don't worry too much about it. And I love the cardigan, so pretty and delicate!

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  13. Both your cardigan and your bellbottom jeans are gorgeous, as always! The fabric on that cardigan! so beautiful, making me want to head straight back to Japan for more fabric shopping!
    And here in Australia, adults wear hoods a lot too, but like you not with the bunny ears either... Hoods are worn up during winter.
    Thank you for your nice comment on Tim's backpack

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  14. That's a very pretty cardigan. At first glance, I thought it was knitted! The fabric is awesome.

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  15. Just wondering where you buy your fabric, especially the lovely knits you work with. Do you buy them locally, or from an on-line source? Oh, and where do you purchase woven, bias-cut wool tape that you use in the neckline of your cardigans?

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  16. Hi Joslin120, I buy my fabric mostly at local stores. I sometime purchase from internet stores too, but I've never bought fabrics internationally. Regarding the bias tape for the plackets, I cut my thin plain white gray woven silk in bias.

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  17. I'm happy to hear that they safely arrived. Thank you for letting me know, and have fun!!

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  18. I just let you know I'm on the training to run faster.

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  19. What a lovely outfit as always! Where do you find fabric like that lacey jersey?! It's so awesome!

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  20. パーカーだけどエレガントですね♪
    レースのニットって見つけるの難しそう!
    ベルボトムもとても手作りとは思えないですね><
    yoshimiさんのパンツコレクションはいつ見てもうっとりです。

    外国の方は、寒い時や雨の時はフード被りますよね。
    日本人ももっとフードを活用したらいいのにって思いますね。

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  21. I didn't know that wearing hoodies was controversial anywhere! Where is this place, so that I can read about the phenomenon?? Thanks!

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  22. I think I made a mistake again and this time it was probably the way of using the term "controversial". Sorry for the vague writing. Some people including me would call a group of young thugs "Hoodies". Hoody itself means nothing, but when talking about the people, "Hoodies" tend to wear hooded clothes probably for getting anonymity and aim anti-social behavior. For me, "Hooligans" and "Hoodies" are very related words to each other too. You also may search stories with terms "hoodies" or "hoody, ban" etc.

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  23. Beautiful sweater! I have never sewn a sweater that looks like an actual sweater, but yours is just perfect. The jeans are so flattering, too!

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  24. I love your outfit! Great job.

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