Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taking the etsy Plunge

So, the coats are beginning to pile up!

And the sweaters are REALLY piling up.

And Swankety Swank is closing!

Time for an etsy shop, right?

It seems that there are already about a thousand people selling these coats - but what the heck?

I've taken the plunge!

Please check out my shop here.

Sew along with me - purchase the Katwise tutorial here.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

On the Train to Wonkyville

It seems that there are several approaches to the Katwise Sweatercoat skirt panels.

One way is to cut uniform pieces from the sweater sleeves - resulting in nice evenly-spaced panels that all fall gracefully in a regular pattern.

Another way is to use the entire sleeve, cutting it into two or three wedges and just "winging it." Every sleeve is going to be a different length and width. There are decisions to make. It's challenging for me - a Libra who likes things nicely balanced - to go for this more free-form approach.

This is my first effort at the "wonky" skirt. I arranged the skirt pieces so that the longer panels were in the back. (Thereby eliminating the "coat is longer in the front" issue!)

And as long as I was on the train to Wonkyville, I added some little patch pockets that I cut off one of the sweaters.

I like it!

Thank you to my beautiful model, Sarah!

Sew along with me - purchase the Katside tutorial here!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Big Announcement!

My sweater coats are available at Swankety Swank!

Thank you Yabette and to everyone at this fabulous shop.