Monday, September 2, 2013

Two Vogue Patterns ~ The Curvy Closet Sewing Club

Things have been busy here at the Curvy Closet Sewing Club.

I made a sun hat which came out a little floppy. Kinda sporty, don't you think? I bought some heavier facing and will be making another one. ~ Vogue 8405

It's been inelegantly hot here this last week so I made this arctic fleece coat this morning because it was a cooling thought. I am ready for rain and cold mornings now. The fleece is wonderfully soft, it's like wearing a cashmere baby blanket. I'll most likely use it for an upscale slanket. It's the perfect thing for curling up with a cup of tea. The pattern was super simple. ~ Vogue 8930

It does look a little like a rhinoceros hide though.

In those days the Rhinoceros's skin fitted him quite tight. There were no wrinkles in it anywhere. He looked exactly like a Noah's Ark Rhinoceros, but of course much bigger. All the same, he had no manners then, and he has no manners now, and he never will have any manners.  

From How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin by Rudyard Kipling

So any chilly morning when I don't feel like having manners, I shall wear my coat and feel most sentimental.



  1. Love love love the Cocoon coat! You selected some cool patterns! Fantastic job......

  2. Great coat. Wish I had some of your ambition. I keep thinking I'll catch up with you and start sewing clothes again, but that doesn't seem to be happening. Quilting; yes.
    Clothes; not so much.

  3. MMMM quilting.... I've been practicing a bit trying out nine patches and piecing blocks. I can't quite get the triangle corners to line up yet.

  4. Love the rhino! Your illustrations of people or animals always makes me want to know what they are thinking! The coat is lovely; it looks soft and comforting for a cool morning.

    1. Thanks, Marcia! The coat is sooo very soft. It's a little plain even with the paprika orange topstitching. I'm pondering applique. Bring on the fall weather.

  5. Lovely your hat and coat! I used to sew, and was just thinking that you might really love this range of patterns - if just for looking at (some of them are quite complicated to sew - I think I only ever made one of them!):

    1. Celia, cool link! I've made two of those patterns back in the seventies, the Black Forest Smock and the Croatian shirt. The Smock came out okay but would have looked better on some one tall and willowy. They both were fun to do and I learned a lot about gussets and tucking. :-)



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