Pattern: Kommatia T003
Made before? Yes, I made a striped version in a stable knit which I wear all through Summer
Will make again? Without a doubt, read more for specific uses for this tee…
Adjustments? There is a hack detailed below…
Inspiration: This Lululemon t-shirt
Fabric: The orange is a rayon jersey I bought for $3 a metre at Spotlight years ago, the blue was a remnant from Lincraft even more years ago! Continue reading
Pattern: Simplcity 1284
Made before? No
Will make again? Yes, I think in a more traditional coating fabric I’d get more wear out of this, maybe even with patch pockets…more on this later
Adjustments? I added a lining and in-seam pockets
Fabric: A cotton from Ikea.
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I don’t know how you working mothers do it.
I know I have a tendency to get over-excited about the 3,000 things I’m planning, set way too many goals, and end up feeling disappointed…but this semester has kind of taken the cake. Two fashion history-orientated research projects, as well as my other subject at uni, a video series to produce for YouTube (with accompanying sewing), a do-over of the blog and more frequent posts, finally getting a gym membership, and auditions for a reality TV show (my lips are sealed, please don’t tempt me to tell!)
And then my latest obsession, podcasts. Continue reading
Today we were lucky enough in Melbourne to have beautiful Spring-like sunshine! Technically Spring is still a month away, but the sun is tricking us all – even our daffodils are blooming early!
Pattern: Enso jumper by Renee Callahan.
Made before? These are the two versions I have made, and I have another WIP
Will make again? Definitely, I love how this fits and how easy it is!
Adjustments? These are cropped versions, and in the vest I have left off the sleeves and the rib neckline.
Inspiration: A similar cropped version I saw at The Wool Kitchen’s stand at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017 (another Helen!)
Yarn: The pale version is made in Dandelion Yarns Organic Merino, the vest is in Marvel Denim Effects 12ply from Spotlight.
Last week was my first week back at uni, since returning from Glasgow. I wanted to take this opportunity to write a short summary of what is going on in my life, some exciting new ventures, and tell you what I’ve been sewing & wearing! Also folks, there’s going to be a giveaway…so keep reading!
Pattern: A hack of the Sew Over It Alex Shirt & the Merchant & Mills Factory Dress
Made before? Yes, I’d started making the Alex shirt in a cotton, and I’d made the Factory Dress a few times including this version.
Will make again? Probably, although I’m going to have another go at the Alex Shirt on its own.
Adjustments? The hack is the main adjustment
Inspiration: you can check out my shirt obsession here
Fabric: Cocktail O’Clock Viscose Crepe from Fabric Godmother – it’s no longer available but how I long for a shirt in this mustard daisy crepe…If only postage to Australia wasn’t so expensive! Continue reading
Pattern: Vintage Simplicity 6700, picture below
Made Before? This was my first attempt
Will Make Again? Yes – 100%!
Adjustments? shortened it to make it a mini skirt and to fit it on the fabric
Fabric: Stretch crepe bought yonks ago from Spotlight