Double knits are great to use when you're building up a new wardrobe, or are refreshing an established one. This is a Lincraft pattern from way back, possibly 15 years.The story behind this trim is this - I bought some cushion covers for the dining table and the cushions were held together with this ribbon. … Continue reading Well matured fabric/pattern
This fabric came from The Fabric Store. I bought it in November with a view to playing with it for winter. It's a chardonnay/verdehlo fabric.Because I have a couple of pair of brown boots, they finish this dress off really well. This fabric is a double knit but looks like corduroy. This seams must be … Continue reading Knit or woven?
Animal prints are not my scene, especially tiger/leopard prints. The humble giraffe is much slower and definitely my kind of animal.This fabric was on the bargain table and it suits my sewing buddy, but I loved it, so we both have this print in our stash/wardrobe. Birds of a feather, flock together...Sewing hintsSeams great on … Continue reading Animal instinct – giraffe
I finally brought out my winter cycling gear and low and behold, the waistline elastic died on me. Unpicking overlocking/serging is painful but I didn't want to buy another pair of longs.These longs are now back in my cycling wardrobe and they still keep the wind off my short little legs.Now to get back to … Continue reading Cycling + elastic
I had some time on the weekend to finally make these tops for my winter wardrobe. Many of my tops have a v-neckline and they're flattering but they let me down when it's cold and I have the sore throat that signals an oncoming head cold.These fabrics are all soft knit that have 10% wool … Continue reading winter greys – kwik sew 3378 and 2683
Here's the fabric that I bought at The Fabric Store in March. I liked the colour, fabric print, fabric feel and level of spandex in the fabric. Spandex ensures that the fabric doesn't bag to quickly. The downside, is it can make the fabric feel harsh or cold.I enjoyed making this pattern up earlier this … Continue reading Winter warmth – Kwik Sew 3617