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Month: January 2008

Progress Report – Butterick 5145

Progress Report – Butterick 5145

I am starting to put the pieces together, but first I wanted to point out some more of my cutting technique with this pattern. The pattern envelope is a little deceptive: It clearly shows a houndstooth pattern and the pattern appears to go very evenly along the middle horizontal seam If I had cut the pattern exactly as the pattern pieces, that line would angle up, not go straight across. Something to keep in mind. This is the front piece,…

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Houndstooth

Houndstooth

I am now ‘houndstooth obsessed’ from working on this jacket. I decided to dig up some facts about this particular pattern. Where does the name come from? And does it really look like a hound’s tooth?I turned to Wikipedia first : Houndstooth or houndstooth check is a duotone textile pattern, characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. Houndstooth checks originated in woven wool cloth of the Scottish Lowlands. The traditional houndstooth check is made with alternating bands of four…

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Butterick B5145

Butterick B5145

Back from our not so great holiday to Squaw Valley and feverishly sewing. What have I been working on for my first project for 2008? This cute jacket, the short version. With a lovely 1/4 inch houndstooth wool purchased last week at Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley.  I’ve never sewn with houndstooth before so the first thing I did before cutting was study the fabric. I realized that houndstooth is a very distinct pattern that has a direction. And much…

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