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Pattern: Vogue 9057
Made before?I have now made quite a few of these!
Will make again? Oh yeah – me and Marcy Tilton patterns – this top, the cirque dress (V9112) and V8876 along with variations of the tube skirt, form my most worn me-mades. Discovering this top has been a joy! It more than successfully replaces the store-bought tunic tops I have habitually worn – and I can make tunics, short sleeved and long sleeved tops. Perfect!
Adjustments? The only adjustment I’ve made is to add some bands to the end of the sleeves in a contrasting mesh which I also used for the neckband in View A of the pattern. I also often don’t buy enough fabric to cut both front and back on the fold, so some of the tops have a seam at the back.
Inspiration: Store-bought tunics/tops from Taking Shape, Motto and the like.
Fabric: I’ve made this in various weights and stretchiness of knit fabrics. The black one is a crepe, and the jungley one is scuba. The lighter weights I tend to wear with a camisole underneath. 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: The left hand mitten is Green Thumb by Diana Foss and the right hand is a mystery patternalso from Ravelry.
Made before? Made the Green Thumb in beautiful Rowan kidsilk with sequins. Now, alas lost! Also made it for my sister-in-law – and her’s have gone the way of well-used mittens, too.
Will make again? Yes.
Adjustments? None – except for inadvertent changes to the mystery pattern.
Fabric: Continue reading
Pattern: McCalls 1887
Made before? Yes, two versions not yet blogged about
Will make again? Yes…but more on this lately
Adjustments? I hacked the pattern into culottes, the method is detailed below.
Inspiration: check out my pinterest board
Fabric: An Ottoman Suiting picked up from Spotlight a few years ago. I was intending to make a circle skirt with it. Continue reading
Pattern: Self-drafted wrap maxi skirt using instructions from this post on Contour Affair
Made Before? No
Will Make Again? Yes!
Adjustments? I didn’t have enough fabric so the width of the ruffle changed
Fabric: Crepe bought (I think??) from Minerva Crafts, or another excellent online UK fabric store while I was living in Glasgow. It’s gorgeous crepe – if you see this out and about anywhere, pounce on it. Crepe is probably my favourite fabric to sew with! Continue reading
Pattern: Alex Shirt by Sew Over It, from their Sew Over It City Break ebook
Made Before? This was my first attempt
Will Make Again? Yes, with some changes
Adjustments? fudged the cuffs a bit after I messed them up
Fabric: Catch of the Day cotton, also from Sew Over It (no longer available) Continue reading
Pattern: Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing
Made before? Yes, a short version you can see here.
Will make again? Already have the fabric!
Fabric: Rayon jersey from Spotlight Continue reading