Dec 12, 2014

Giant Toddler or Cool?

Giant Toddler or Cool?



        Yep, this is my second version of the Turia Dungarees pattern by Pauline Alice (still love it btw) - a short dressier version.


Turia Short Dungarees Pauline Alice


        I cut these during the Abilmente fair (mid October!!!). During the fair I had no way of fitting a fresh version so instead of copying the pattern from the original I used my previously modified and fitted version. It was a skinny one so I added as much ease around the legs as I could. I wish I could add more but because of the Abilmente fabric debacle I had to use for these a piece of fabric from my stash that fortunately I brought with me as backup. It was a small piece (140x80 cm) of black Chanel-like fabric (wool+cotton+synthetics - I did not write down the composition) and it took some inventive fabric cutting to make it work.
        As I said I wish there was more ease (3-4 cm more) around the legs - the way they are right now they might remind of the german lederhosen (hopefully not that other Sacha’s famous version).


Turia Short Dungarees Pauline Alice Turia Short Dungarees Pauline Alice


        I installed an invisible zipper at the center back. I used a short one (to lazy to go to the store to get a longer one) and I do have to wiggle a bit to get into and out of them… note to self: take it easy with the panettone these holidays!
        All the raw edges are serged (the fabric frays like crazy). All the open edges are stabilised with nylon tape. The entire thing is lined. Because the lining was an afterthought I had to attach it by hand using a fell stitch. I officially hate hand sewing.


Turia Dungarees Turia Dungarees


        Side leg slits = extra comfort.


Turia Dungarees


Turia Dungarees


        I chose these gilded metal and crystal buttons because I think they are a perfect match with the fabric and the feel of these short overalls. I had four - two I placed on the side mock belt thingys I added. The other two I used to inadvertently give myself golden nipples. I have yet to decide if it’s cheeky or plainly unfortunate.


Short Dungarees


Short Dungarees


        So… what’s the verdict: giant toddler or cool?



Thank you for visiting. I would love to hear your opinion.

Bambino Gigantesco o Cool?



        Ebbene si, questa è la mia seconda versione della Salopette Turia di Pauline Alice - una versione corta più elegante.


Salopette Turia


        Ho tagliato il tessuto durante la Fiera Abilmente (metà ottobre!!!). Dato che in fiera non avevo la possibilità di provare e adattare una nuova versione del cartamodello, ho usato come base il cartamodello già modificato e adattato della prima versione che ho confezionato cercando di aggiungere quanta più vestibilità possibile sopratutto sulla gamba. Avrei voluto aggiungerne di più ma visto il fiasco dei tessuti di Abilmente ho tagliato il tessuto di scorta che mi ero portata da casa - un piccolo pezzo (140x80 cm) di “Chanelino” nero (lana+cotone+sintetico - non ricordo la composizione esatta). C’è voluta non poca inventiva per farci stare il cartamodello.
        Come dicevo, non sarebbe stato male avere quei 3-4 cm in più di vestibilità sulla gamba. Così come sono ricordano un po i lederhosen tedeschi (speriamo non quelli resi famosi da un altro Sacha).


Salopette Turia Salopette Turia


        Ho montato una lampo invisible sulla linea centrale dietro. Ho usato una lampo corta (troppo pigra per farci un salto in merceria e comprare una più lunga) e mi devo un po dimenare per entrarci dentro: mi dovrò ricordare di andarci piano con il panettone queste feste.
        Ho usato la tagliacuci per rifinire tutti i bordi. Ho stabilizzato tutti i margini con nastro di nylon. Ho foderato l’intero capo. Visto che l’idea di foderare è arrivata in un secondo tempo ho dovuto fissarla con cuciture a mano (fell stitch) Odio ufficialmente cucire a mano.


Salopette Turia Salopette Turia


        Spacchetto laterale sulla gamba = più comodità


Salopette Turia


Salopette Turia


        Ho scelto questi bottoni in metallo dorato con cristallo centrale perché penso siano perfetti per il tessuto e per il look di questa salopette corta. Ne avevo quattro - due ho adoperato per dei finti cinturini ai lati. Gli altri due sono diventati per sbaglio un paio di capezzoli d’oro. Devo ancora decidere se questo piazzamento sia irriverente o semplicemente sfortunato.


Salopette Corta


Salopette Corta


        Dunque … qual’è il verdetto: bambino gigantesco o cool?



Grazie della visita. Mi piacerebbe moltissimo sentire la vostra opinione.

56 comments:

  1. ahaha tranquilla non sembri assolutamente una bambina gigantesca, mi piace tantissimo molto cool =) Come sempre sei bravissima!

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  2. Che come al solito sei il top! Macchetelodicoafa!!! Perfetta! :*

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    1. Grazie Niko . tu come al solito sei troppo gentile ... ma non è che mi dispiace ;)

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  3. I'm voting for cool! Love the fabric too :)

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  4. Là c'est moi qui n'ai pas les mots en italien pour dire combien j'aime cette salopette! Même en anglais, j'aurais du mal je crois à te dire toute mon admiration! Your work is just fantastic! I love every single detail of it : all your ideas are absolutely brilliant ! And your fabric....your fabric....well, even in french, I will not find the correct words to qualify it!

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    1. Merci Annie! Ça vaut beaucoup pour moi! Funny thing the most likely point of origin of the fabric is one of those shops in Montmartre.. changed several hands - got smaller and smaller and then it found its way into my stash :))

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  5. Very, very cool! The fabric and buttons give it such a unique twist. You've taken typical bourgeois elements and turned them on their head. You look amazing!

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    1. Thank you Sara ... I'm glad you could read beneath the surface!!!

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  6. Really cool!!! :) Mi piace tantissimo! La stoffa è molto bella e i bottoni che hai scelto ci stanno benissimo. Ti sta molto bene! Bella anche l'idea degli spacchetti laterali.
    Ps: anch'io odio cucire a mano...che pazienza ci vuole?? ;)

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    1. ... a me la pazienza viene male ... ma avvolte non c'è niente da fare solo stringere i denti e andare avanti...
      xo

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  7. Se non l´avessi scritto non avrei mai pensato che i bottoni fossero nel posto sbagliato ;o) Mi piace l´apertura sulla gamba! Un'altra creazione impeccabile. Io la vedrei anche con dei super stivali e calze scure. Mi presti le tue gambe? ;o) Secondo me devi lanciare Sasha Haute Couture!

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    1. haha ... Sasha Haute Couture c'è ne vuole ancora di aqua sotto i ponti! Sto facendo una giacchetta ai ferri - seguirò il tuo consiglio di stile e la abbinerò con questa, le calze scure e ... devo vedere che fine hanno fatto i stivali ?-)

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  8. Dai Sasha, con quelle gambe staresti bene anche con un pannolino! :D Molto, molto bello comunque!

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  9. Definately not giant toddler! I really think the fabrics helps to make these super cool - the texture is great! Great work :-)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! The fabric wasn't exactly easy to sew but I guess it was worth it :)

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  10. definitely cool. That fabric sets it off

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  11. Nothing toddler about that. Cool baby! Excuse the pun.

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    1. Thank you Sassy ... yeah I like cool baby!

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  12. As always beautifully made, amazing fabric..... You look amazing, I'd say more kawai cute (not sure if that's the right spelling) than toddler! Would look gorgeous styled for summer too.

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    1. I know next to nothing about Japanese culture (you are definitely more close to it than I am) so i had to look kawaii up and I must admit I would have never thought about kawaii - this is what I love about this whole thing: confronting myself with new and different points of view!!!

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    2. Oh I wondered if I'd spelt it wrong - clearly yes!

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  13. I like the fabric and overall your dungarees are gorgeous. I had not noticed the position of the buttons before you mention it so don't bother, everything is in the right place :)

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    1. Thank you Aida ... and welcome to the sewing blogosphere!

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  14. I'd agree with cool, but not with those shoes - they're too conventional - you need something more fun/funky/playful/cool on your feet :)

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    1. I thought about the shoes and must admit had my doubts ... in the end I decided to experiment! At lest at a theoretical level non conventional shoes seemed somehow expected and well ... conventional. I like the discrepancy the shoes create - that is not to say I will always wear my new short Turias with those shoes - hey maybe I will never wear it with those again but if I don't dare to experiment on my blog where am I going to do it ... at the market? ;)

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  15. Definitely cool! Love the fabric and am really drawn to the longer thinner straps and the 'bib' lower down. It really adds a fun twist. I definitely didn't notice the buttons - and you know how worried I am about pattern placement!!! I think you've styled them perfectly and think the shoes, unlike the comment before, are the perfect match. Exactly as you say. These more conventional shoes show of the dungarees far more. A really fabulous make that I hope you wear out on really dressy occassions!!!

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    1. Thank you Kirsty! the straps and the bib were more of a forced choice - not enough fabric ;) but I'm glad they work :D

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  16. Swear to god I didn't notice the golden nipples until you pointed them out, but I giggled when you pointed them out. Definitely cool!

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  17. Altro che bambina gigantesca... Molto cool!! Ti sta molto bene, il tessuto è molto bello e anch'io non avrei fatto caso alla posizione dei bottoni se non l'avessi fatto notare tu! Sei davvero bravissima! XO

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    1. Grazie Tiz ... neanch'io li ho notati finche non l'ho dovuta indossare ;)

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  18. Golden nipples, bwahaha. And that's my childishness out of my system :) I gotta say I prefer your longer length ones, but you are one of those incredibly chic and stylish people who can make this short version work. So work it, girl!

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    1. You make me blush again Jillian ... not that I complain or anything ;) ... my previous ones and these have two completely different vibes.

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  19. I vote for cool! They fit you beautifully and that fabric is glorious. Such a different and very chic dressy option... You really do make beautiful, beautiful clothes!

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle ... the fabric not only looks nice, feels nice too ... won't held a corner though!

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  20. Bella, molto originale. Se mi permetti la pettorina io l'avrei preferita qualche cm più alta. Nella versione in jeans sembra più alta, non so se è il contrasto con la camicia bianca che la fa sembrare più bassa dell'altra. Comunque anche questo modello è 'cool' e i bottoni gioiello aggiungono un tocco 'très chic' al capo. Anche io quando devo rifinire i capi con i punti a mano li trovo noiosi, ma i capi sartoriali si differenziano appunto dalle rifiniture a mano. Buon lavoro!

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    1. Grazie Audrey! ... è circa 2-3cm più bassa - scelta forzata dalla scarsezza del tessuto - e poi la tengo anche più bassa per via della fodera integrale .. hai ragione se vuoi fare sartoria fatta bene l'ago ogni tanto in mano lo devi prendere .... ahhhh

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  21. Hi they look great on you, and the make is impeccable I absolutely love the fabric choice and the buttons. I do however agree with Unknown on the shoes. Since the shorts are feminine and on the tight side I feel your shoes need to be tough, and on the big and bulky side to balance it out. So for example high heel lace-up ankle boots with a rugged rubber sole, or a pair of mens oxfords not black but a golden beige (in gold or silver would look neat too) or leather sneaker slip ons.
    Once again though the shorts are great!

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    1. I'm glad you like them! Great advice! Thank you! I will definitely try them with the ankle boots you mention, my oxfords are black so no go and to the leather slip ons I am sort of allergic right now ;)

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  22. Il risultato è cool, senza ombra di dubbio! Stai benissimo, e se non l'avessi detto non avrei notato la particolare posizioni dei bottoni

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  23. It's gorgeous again ! Very amazing with this fabric and buttons ( such as CHANEL suit !!) I bought this pattern for my daughters...

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    1. Merci Marielle! I can't wait to see you work your magic with it - I'm sure they are going to look gorgeous!

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  24. This is oh-so-Chanel darling! I would so sew a similar one!

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  25. I just love this so chic and different..

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  27. I think you look very cool and your choice of fabric was perfect! :-)

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