After making a summer work wardrobe, I chose to go easy and enjoy celebrating summer with this top and pants. Actually, this is a jumpsuit McCalls 6083. The fabrics including the interfacing are from Minerva Crafts UK. These were ordered before Christmas and arrived in Australia from the UK before New Year. You'll find a few … Continue reading Minerva make – Jumpin polka dots
Sew grateful hosted by Debi, is something I'm grateful for and we're in Sew Grateful week now. I've bundled the first part of Sew Grateful week together today.Giveaway Day 1Giveaway Day. Host a giveaway on your blog or other social media platform to give something back to the sewing community.Here are 3 giveaway patterns that … Continue reading Sew grateful week 2014
Grace of Badmomgoodmom asked about the adjustments I do for 'cyclist legs'. You can interpret this as full thighs for pedaling for hours and hours to get from A to B.My favourite 'go to' reference is "Fitting and pattern alteration: A multi-method approach to the art of style selection, fitting and alteration" by Liechty, Rashband … Continue reading Cyclist post
You've seen these before here and here. I wanted a navy pair in blue, so this is the blue pair with a new blue top for Blue, blue February.The pattern changes were refined on the second pair but I wanted to tackle one more issue. Making room for cyclist thighs. Well I think that's the … Continue reading Left hand blue
What started out as weekend cargo pants are now work wear. How did that happen?Was it the fabric?This fabric was an unloved stash from a local sewer. Even I thought this fabric would be an 'ok' pattern testing fabric. It's a bit scratchy and flimsy.It's a non-colour on both sides so I used the dark side.Front … Continue reading Work or weekend?
This time I decided to use Jen's fly front zipper tutorial. When I'm working to a deadline, learning new techniques are harder. I don't absorb anything. This time I wasn't working to a deadline and I decided to follow Jen's instructions and learn a new technique. New year = new technique.Jen's fly front zipper method results … Continue reading Grainline Maritime Shorts #2
Summer sewing interruption:I took part in the Colour Run. This is a 5K charity run/walk event. Don't get this confused with fabric colour that bleeds when it's washed. There was no way I was going to miss running with the family.The kids had a ball. Having the opportunity to get messy with the colour stations … Continue reading Colour Run Sydney