I had a quick go at making the Presidio Purse for the lovely Seamstress Erin. Yes. I've pattern testing again but this is my last pattern test for 2014. My first bag making episode was painful. The leather bag was easier. This Presidio purse was a much easier make than my earlier attempts and my floral version below has … Continue reading Presidio purse
Merry Christmas and I hope everyone still has that holiday feeling. It's summer here and it's scorching hot. No snow, just a whole lot of heat and humidity. We have the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Boxing Day and the traditional Boxing Day test match in Melbourne to keep us celebrating the season in … Continue reading Minerva Network Blogger – December summer
Well I can safely jump, skip and run up hills in a sleeveless top without fretting about wearing the right sports bra. Melissa from FehrTrade has solved dilemma with her XYT workout top. She's also developed PB Jam leggings. I pattern tested these with a group of testers and she's worked through our personal feedback.Above … Continue reading Jumpin’ jacks
Summer holidays are just about here and this is a dress I've dared myself to wear. This is my Make a Garment a Month piece.There are plenty of opportunities to wear this style - get-togethers with family and friends, drinks, summer BBQs or just a simple night out.My favourite look is View B in the short … Continue reading Testing New Look 6122
Last month at a family get together my littlest niece pulled me aside and asked me this question. How could I refuse? I don't make toys. I never have. It's not my thing.So I sat with her and we found a cute puppy pattern online. She was happy with her puppy choice. In my weakened state … Continue reading Can you make me a puppy?
When you make a top/blouse/jacket, does the fabric pool at the back around your waist? Do you make the above sway back adjustment either above or below your waist? In my case I tend to make this change above the waist and I'll also be making a second adjustment below the waist.In Easy, Easier, Easiest … Continue reading Sway back basics
I love using New Look 6977 for quick knit tops, especially when I about 40cm spare from a larger project. That happens a lot.I'm showing you the back view as it looks sloppy. It's too wide. The front view is ok but I'm using an 8 and that's the smallest size this pattern offers.Above is the original … Continue reading It’s too big