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
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
Well I had planned to do some sewing this weekend, but between marking (mock) exam papers and folding origami cranes, I got nowhere near the sewing room. Why the cranes? Remember my daughter is getting married in August, and she had the idea of using the ‘lucky’ 1000 cranes as decoration, so I got roped … Continue reading Giving the Bird
SWAP garment #4: Style Arc Victoria Blouse, in a teal viscose twill. This was an EPIC job of cutting, as the pieces would not fit on the folded fabric, and I had to mess about for ages to fussy cut it out of what I had- there’s only one piece you could get away … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret
I decided to do some cutting out, having earned this reward by hemming some trousers for my mum, and finally fixing the curling hem on a favourite dress [I’ve also taken some tiny darts in the too-wide neckline, go me!] So what did I cut out? Blue stuff. A sweater in some amazingly thick and … Continue reading I’ve got the [Greeny] Blues…
Style Arc ‘Linda’ trousers [yup, still not pants, unh-unh] in navy ponte. Item #2 for the 2019 SWAP NAVY! ME! I haven’t voluntarily worn navy blue since school, and that was over 40 years ago. I suppose that’s long enough to get over uniform shock… These were the first Style Arc pattern I tried, the … Continue reading Muy Linda!