Here are the other two tops I am making up for my SWAP.Butterick 5283 is the one I've just done twice (spots and grey). This fabric below has different properties to the other two.I like the colour of this fabric because it goes with my darkness theme. I wore the grey one top to work … Continue reading Reality adjustments
As I'm still working on my SWAP, I found a piece of black woven fabric with a heavy embroidered border. I bought this from Pitt Trading at least three years ago. I thought it would be good on a dress but I've used this on the bottom hem of this cross over top. I'm using … Continue reading Border line – Butterick 5328
This pattern is doing my head in. I made this top last week with spotted fabric and sleeveless. This time I've used a comfortable knit that has one way stretch and good memory. I've also only cut out one front piece, so this is not self faced. That saved me a bit of fabric but … Continue reading In knots – Butterick 5283
After using this fabric and realising how little give it has, I used it on a tab front top that's designed for woven fabric.When my sewing buddies saw how this fabric was on my previous top, the comment was to use a plain fabric instead of using a print. Black and white can be disorientating … Continue reading Spot on – Butterick 3386
Here's the next skirt in dark fabric and I had to match the pattern somehow, on the skirt.There's a large flower filled wheel barrow that I used as my anchor point. I've used this to help match the pattern around the skirt. This is my favourite a-line skirt and I've used an invisible zipe in … Continue reading Swap #3
Jackets - 2Tops - 17Dresses - 17Skirts - 32009 sewing highlights - melbourne fabric shopping visit and our sewing weekend.2010 aim - use my fabric stash better and continue to share.
I've finished my first two SWAP items.Option #1 has:- 6 tops- 4 bottoms- 1 of your choice.2 garments may be purchased or previously sewn. 1 will be a matched print or stripe. 1 will feature embroidery, beads or sashiko 1 will have buttons as the star feature.#1My first swap was lining my purple haze skirt … Continue reading Swap #1 and #2