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Style Muse: Miss Fisher (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries)

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EN Summary: Today I want to share a character that has caused a great impact on me style-wise: the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (a free spirit and private detective in the 20's) masterfully interpreted by actress Essie Davies. The style of this character has blown me away. Keep reading to see a compilation of Pinterest gathered photos of Mish Fisher's outfits. Enjoy! --- PT Sumário: Hoje quero partilhar uma personagem que me causou um grande impacto em termos de inspiração e estilo: A Honorável Miss Pryne Fisher (um espírito livre e detetive privada nos anos 20), magistralmente interpretada pela atriz Essie Davies. O estilo desta personagem absorveu-me completamente. Continuem a ler para uma seleção de fotos dos looks da Miss Fisher, retiradas do Pinterest. Espero que gostem!

Navy Blue & Black set (Part 2) – Conjunto Marinho e Preto (Parte 2)

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Today I’m sharing a few pictures that illustrate the thread tracing and the interfacing on the pants front panels, and also show how I transformed the petite size top pattern into a regular size pattern.
Besides interfacing the shaped waistband pieces (both outer and inner pieces), I interfaced the pocket entries SAs and the front-fly facings; I don’t thread trace the pattern’s outline if I trust the pattern measurements (btw, I add the SAs to the paper pattern after tracing it using a parallel double tracing wheel that creases the cutting outline on the paper), but I still thread mark the important front-fly lines. For this, I first use special purpose yellow waxed paper and a tracing wheel to transfer the markings to the wrong side of the fabric, and then I thread trace with basting thread. --- Hoje queria partilhar algumas fotos que mostram as marcações com alinhavos e as entretelas nos painéis da frente das calças e também mostrar como modifiquei os moldes do top, originalmente par…

Navy blue & black set (Part 1)– Conjunto Marinho e preto (Parte 1)

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Edited to add: Click here for the OOTD featuring these pants!
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Editado para acrescentar: Cliquem aqui para o look do dia a usar estas calças!


The idea for this project came from this pants that I spotted in a well known RTW online shop: --- A ideia base para este projeto nasceu de umas calças que vi no website de uma conhecida marca de pronto-a-vestir:


I liked the concept of navy blue wide pants with a wide black side panel so I went to the physical store hoping to see the pants in real life. I confess I felt a little disappointed because the pants resembled some of my gym pants,… Don’t get me wrong, they are nice in their own style, but too “casual” IMO. I aimed for a dressier version so I decided to make my own pair and perhaps adding a matching top. I found this pattern (BurdaStyle 2013/12 mod 103), which has a shaped waistband, in-seam front pockets and a fly-front zipper; there is no side panel though, the back simply extends to the front, kind of shifting the side seam to the fr…

2014#8 – Chartreuse skinny pants – Calças de malha justas verde-maçã

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DESCRIPTION: Close-fitting pants with high waist, narrow waistband, side slant pockets, front fly zipper and back mock-up single welt pockets.  PATTERN USED: BurdaStyle 2014/02, model 129B; I shortened the hem by approximately 3 inches. ---  DESCRIÇÃO: Calças justas de cintura alta, cós estreito, bolsos metidos na diagonal, carcela na frente e bolsos de uma pestana falsos atrás.  MOLDE: BurdaStyle 2014/02, modelo 129B; encurtei as calças uns 7cm.
FABRIC USED: Stable knit with some Lycra in the composition. This type of knit fairly holds its form and doesn't need any seam treatment. You cannot press it directly though; I used my silk organza pressing cloth and the medium temperature setting on the iron. I forgot to mention this detail on my previous projects using this same knit…Also note that on the T-shirts I've just made I stabilized the raglan armholes using pre-chainstitched fusible tape (Vilene bias tape). 
INTERFACING: Used Vilene bias tape for the slant pockets opening, and…

2014#6 & 2014#7: Two raglan tops – Dois tops com mangas raglan

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DESCRIPTION: raglan top with shirred sleeve on the shoulders; there’s a long sleeve version and a short sleeve version for this pattern, I’ve made both. ---  DESCRIÇÃO: Top raglan com mangas franzidas nos ombros; o molde tem versão manga comprida e versão manga curta, fiz as duas.
PATTERN: BurdaStyle 02/20142013 model 127 (thanks for the remark, Jenny)(long sleeve) and 126 (short sleeve). There’s also a dress version of the pattern, which I intend to make in the future with some modifications. ---  MOLDE: BurdaStyle 02/20142013 modelo 127 (manga comprida) e 126 (manga curta). Também existe a versão vestido que também quero fazer, mas com algumas modificações.
DETAILS & ALTERATIONS: For the long sleeve version I used the remnant knit fabric from the Patrones skirt (click here for the review), which wasn't enough; I had to add a seam along the back and skip the hem allowances on the sleeves: --- DETALHES E ALTERAÇÕES: Na versão de manga comprida usei o tecido de malha que sobrou da s…