Friday, May 29, 2009

Projecto em curso e agradecimentos - Current project and many thanks

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Projecto em curso: Casaco com mangas japonesas (Patrones n280 mod#5):

Este casaco atraiu-me desde logo pelo seu corte simples original; o tecido que estou a usar é uma espécie de sarja de algodão em verde (um tom verde frio, um pouco azulado), um tecido com algum corpo tal como aconselham as instruções. O original aperta com molas de pressão cosidas, mas depois de repensar as hipóteses possíveis resolvi colocar, além das molas, botões grandes. Tive a ideia de conjugar dois botões de tom respectivamente mais escuro e mais claro que o tecido, vejam (é verdade, a linha que vou usar para coser os botões será da cor dos botões escuros):

No fim-de-semana ainda tive tempo de talhar e marcar todas as peças e durante a semana tenho aproveitado cerca de 1h por dia para ir adiantando o trabalho; neste momento tenho a parte exterior montada. O passo seguinte será fazer o mesmo para a parte interior (forro e vistas), unir ambas as partes, aplicar os punhos das mangas (ao casaco e respectivo forro juntamente e dar os retoques finais:

Também estou a usar linha torçal num tom ligeiramente mais escuro para os pespontos decorativos, embora não se consiga notar bem na foto.

Neste período tem sido difícil escrever assiduamente e visitar todos os blogs que sigo; no entanto continuo a receber muito carinho das leitoras e leitores e não posso deixar de agradecer todo o apoio e reconhecimento que me têm transmitido. Pelo menos três amigas nomearam-me para prémios (perdoem-me se deixei alguém de fora):

Do blog Noir Girl, o prémio "One Lovely Blog Award":

Do blog Shoes and Sewing, o prémio "Blogger Buddy Award":

Dos blogs The Diary of L e Ann's Fashion Studio, o prémio "The Attitude of Gratitude Award":

Dedico estes prémios a todos os meus visitantes e amigos; e quanto à minha História de Gratidão, vou apenas dizer que apesar de ter tido muitas adversidades na vida, de ter tido que me desenvencilhar sozinha desde muito nova tornando-me auto-suficiente aos 18 anos, apesar de tudo o que podia ter corrido terrivelmente mal, … Estou aqui, trabalho na mesma empresa desde os 18 anos, tirei um curso superior enquanto trabalhava a tempo inteiro e assim evoluí profissionalmente, faço o que gosto, e adoro viver! Tudo o que tenho e consegui foi fruto de muito trabalho e esforço mas também tive sorte, pois como disse muita coisa podia ter corrido mal. E por tudo isto estou muito grata.

Bom fim-de-semana!

Current Project: Japanese style coat (Patrones n280 mod#5):

I was drawn to this model when I first saw it because of its original style lines. The fabric I’m using is sort of a medium weight cotton twill in green (this shade of green is cold, with a hint of blue into it). The directions call for cotton fabric with some body and I thought this fabric was just right. The original model has only big snaps for the front closure but after considering a few options I decided to also use big buttons. I’m using two types of buttons sewn together as follows (the thread that I'll be using to sew the buttons in will be the same color as the big buttons):

During the last weekend I managed to cut and mark all the pieces and during this week I used every spare time (sometimes less than an hour a day) to sew as much as I could. At this point I have the outer shell almost completed; the next step will be constructing the inner shell (facings plus lining), sew both shells together, apply the sleeve cuffs (which encase both sleeve and lining sleeve) and provide the last finishing details.

I’m also using darker buttonhole twist for contrasting topstitching.

I haven’t been able to update my blog as often as I’d desire and I haven’t been able to read and comment on all the blogs I follow; even so my readers keep cheering me up and supporting me and for that I am most grateful. At least three blogging friends have nominated me for blog awards (forgive me if I missed someone):

From Noir Girl, the “One Lovely Blog Award”:

From Shoes and Sewing, the “Blogger Buddy Award”:

From The Diary of L and Ann's Fashion Studio, the “Attitude of Gratitude Award”

I dedicate these awards to all my readers and friends. As for my Gratitude story I have a few gratitude thoughts that I want to share: I went through many adversities in life: I had to take it all on my own since I was eighteen and I am self-sufficient since then. There are many things that could have gone terribly bad but they didn’t: I am still here, working at the same company since I was 18, I managed to take a degree on Electronics and Telecommunications while I worked full time and therefore evolved a lot in my professional career; I love what I do and I love my life; all I have was due to my hard work and perseverance but I also had luck because, like I said before, there is much that could have gone wrong and it didn’t. For all this I am very grateful!

Have a great weekend, dear friends!

24 comments:

Cafe Couture said...

Hi Tany, this Patrones model reminds me somehow of the dress-coat I made through the Greatcoatsewalong, I love this pattern. Waiting for the result :)

Bunny said...

Very pretty color!

Tina said...

vai com certeza ficar muito giro! Como tudo o que fazes!
Beijinhos!

Pena não estar ai para os teus lados, hoje deve estar optimo para apanhar uma brisa maritima!!

gwensews said...

Love the color and the dolman sleeves. Your idea of stacing the buttons is great!

Vicki W said...

That's going to be a great coat! You deserve all the award you receive. Yours is one of the best blogs around!

Erica B. said...

Fabulous color! That's a very interesting design! I can't wait to see it all styled up on you!

Marie-Noëlle said...

Tany,
I know you are very short on time,
but I just had to transmit this blog award to you. Hope you'll accept it. But I will not be upset if you don't have time to answer it.

Marie-Noëlle

http://lamachinacoudre.blogspot.com/

Mary Anne said...

Love the colour, and what a lovely effect the buttons together make! Transforms them from ordinary to something special! Again, I look forward to seeing the finished result! Mary Anne

paco peralta said...

Tany.- que color tan bonito para el abrigo. aquí lo llamamos "verde penicilina", por el color del hongo de tal sustancia. La idea de los botones en muy original. Ya me quedo impaciente de ver el resultado final. besos, Paco

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the double buttons ~ that will add a distinctive look to the front of the coat. This will be stunning when completed! And thanks for sharing a little of your backstory with us.

Adrienne said...

Love the color!!!!

Nancy K said...

Lovely dress and the color is terrific.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful project. You're blog is so inspirational. Congratulations on all that you have achieved. And, thank you for sharing. Best wishes!

Dei said...

So beautiful!

NoirGirl said...

Your new coat is lovely. I love the shawl collar. Your two tone buttons are going to be fantastic!

Your gratitude story is amazing! You must be smart to have a degree in Electronics & Telecommunications. :)

Can't wait to see more progress on the coat!

Marita said...

Hey there Tany,

your coat will be great, the color, the buttons (great idea), you prolly have the skintone for this color. I wish we could be more thankful of what we have already and not always crave for more. You should be very proud of yourself:-)

Margarita said...

Estimada Tany. Siento gran admiración por tu trabajo y ahora se aúna la que siento por tu persona. Siempre estoy impaciente esperando a ver tus creacioes. Agradezco conocerte por este medio y me parece que lo que haces es arte. Gracias por compartir parte de lo que tú eres. Te deseo lo mejor de la vida. Saludos desde Culiacán Sinaloa, México. Margarita

Vicki said...

You derseve those awards - you share so much with us. This new coat will be lovely. Such a nice colour.

Summerset said...

Oh, what a great color and the button combination is really nice!

Ana's Closet said...

Acho de design do casaco muito interessante. Este projecto tem uma grande vantagem: dá para usar todo o ano!
Fico à espera nos resultados finais!

Beijinhos

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

O casaco de meia estacao ficou super bonito. Este verde vai ficar otimo em voce.

Mamã Martinho said...

Gostei da combinação dos botões. Ficaram fenomenais no vestido.

Bjs

Mónica

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Hi Tany, (you have another award for you :)
I've nominated you for the Attitude of Gratitude Award, please check my blog :)Have a great day.

CORTEYGRIF said...

Parabens pelos premios.
Fico muito felis com o teu trajecto profissional,valoramos mais a vida quando conquistamos o nosso espaço,com a nossa luta.
Que Deus te abençoe sempre amiga.
Era capaz de jurar que ja tinha comentado no post anterior,sò agora me dei conta que moderaste os comentarios...
Boa semana
bjs
ROSA