[Moody Blues- a Brummie band, did you know?] Anyway, not white satin, but ivory silk satin, very fine, very slippery, very lovely. The pattern is another Style Arc Victoria blouse, slightly shortened – this time at the cutting out stage! The fabric is very fine, so the whole thing, bar the sleeves, is cut double … Continue reading Nights in White Satin
SWAP #9? Maybe #10? Is it? Another New Look 6735 t-shirt in pink/blue stripe premium cotton/lycra from Frumble fabrics. Pink! Me! Who’da thunk? Well the inspiration colour palette does contain some pinky shades, [see above] I was itching to buy some more of this premium jersey, the other colours ways were pretty meh, and hey, … Continue reading In the pink!
Geodesic sweatshirt, Blueprints for Sewing, multiple offcuts in ponte/ WAY TOO LONG remember? *shudders* I hate unpicking. Really hate it. Knit unpicking is the WORST. Ah well. I stuck a talking book on and got to it. The bottom row of triangles came off fairly easily, making a huge pile of thread snippets, then I … Continue reading Pick up the Pieces- Geodesic Sweater revisited
McCall’s 6436 ‘seventies style’ shirt, 100% cotton ‘Northern Lights’ print from Frumble Fabrics in rich green and blue. This time I remembered to cut the shirt about 3″ shorter [just as well, as I JUST squeezed it out of the yardage], and cut out the two piece sleeves as one-piece, using the lovely tower … Continue reading One, Two, Tree Shirt…SWAP 2019
SWAP #7: Fractal dress/top from Alabama Chanin Made in offcuts of ponte in purples and blue, including rib texture and velvet. I spent AGES plotting how to cut the fractal top as after getting the gazillion triangles for the geodesic I’d dramatically reduced the size of my remnants. I didn’t want to end up with … Continue reading Another Piece of My Heart-Fractal Sweater
SWAP item #6 ? Geodesic Sweater by Blueprints for Sewing Made in offcuts of ponte in blue, purples and teal. It’s fairly boxy, [as is the Fractal Sweater, following shortly], a shape I generally avoid, already being a boxy woman, but hey ho, I need some sweaters which will coordinate with several bottoms. Plus, maths name! … Continue reading Piece on Earth-Geodesic Sweater…nearly
Probably another SWAP item: New Look 6735, striped lycra fabric from Frumble Fabrics I’ve made many of these t shirts- the fit is great thanks to a curved back seam, the neckline is a perfect scoop without exposing bras or boobs, and the neckband is a perfect fit every time. Seriously, buy it. The skirt … Continue reading Earning my Stripes…