Pattern stash challenge – one pattern complete

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {}The plan for September and October is to see how many unopened patterns I can open and make an item in eight weeks. Why? Patternreview.com is running a pattern stash competition and I've got … Continue reading Pattern stash challenge – one pattern complete

Ribbon can be useful – Simplicty 4698 and Vogue 7971

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} I've used ribbons on this suit to bring the pink out on this suit. I bought the fabric from Fine Wools Direct before it closed down. It's a stretch woven so it's comfortable … Continue reading Ribbon can be useful – Simplicty 4698 and Vogue 7971

Sewing history in sleepy Wollombi

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} In sleepy Wollombi, is a small museum with a great sewing display. I'm not a history buff but these machines are over 150 years old. To think that we're still dealing with unpicking … Continue reading Sewing history in sleepy Wollombi

Wrap trench – New Look 6423

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Nuts for knits

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} This is my trusty vneck knit - McCalls 8777. When I bought it from Knitwit I was revved up to make it up but then, life took over. Last week I went to … Continue reading Nuts for knits

Great jeans jacket – Vogue 7610

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} Here's my trusty jeans jacket. The red one was a trial, to test the sizing. I decided to make this after one of my sewing buddies found this pattern and then we all … Continue reading Great jeans jacket – Vogue 7610