An unassuming shirt can be turned into any look you want. So I chose McCalls 6898 that the lovely Lynelle bought for me on her trip to Sydney this year. I couldn't let this pattern sit there for too long and gather dust.source From the line drawing, I liked the waist shaping.sourceAnd I fell for this … Continue reading Tech post – McCalls 6898
Hop:Sewing, crotchet, knitting and embroidery extraordinaire Sam of Stitched up by Samantha is amazing to follow. She does a lot of crafting and isn't afraid to try her hand at a new project.Sam has been blogging since 2012 and we had a ball at the Minerva Meet up earlier this year. So I agreed to be the next … Continue reading Hop. Skip. Bump.
Marcy Tilton patterns are unique. I've shied away from them because they're not really fitted. I like fitted clothes. The challenge here was to give add some shape with this pattern Vogue 8982.I just love the piecing on this jacket. Remember that faux leather jacket with its piecing?McCalls 6292I still want to make this in real leather...one … Continue reading My first Marcy Tilton – Vogue 8982
Making ponte pants can be a hit or miss exercise. Anita Ponte Pants pattern by Tessuti's is a quick sew and with the right 'body' dimensions and good quality fabric, these are perfect for winter.Making trousers or leggings will be frustrating if you don't know your shape. Investing time and help to know your shape … Continue reading Anita: great leggings
Here's the Mandy Boat Tee - a free pattern from Tessuti's. This version uses two fabrics for a sleek style.SourceThis isn't a style I've worn before so here's my first attempt at wearing this pattern as is with a simple roll shoulder adjustment. What do you think?Mr V commented that I looked like an 'inner-city' … Continue reading Free: Mandy boat tee
The seasons are changing so you may have already made your Jackie for Winter.Janelle's first JackieMaybe you're considering making Jackie for Fall?My first JackieEither way COB 31 October is the date we'll announce the two (that's right two) winners of the Jackie contest. Janelle's gorgeous camel colour JackieThe winning entries will be chosen using that … Continue reading Jackie contest launch
Melissa's new shorts pattern is now 'go'!I pattern test for Melissa with a great bunch of sewists and Melissa's a great person to test for. This is a very smart design and it does cater to my curves and cyclist thighs.She's thought this pattern through and through. Her development process began in May so for … Continue reading Threshold shorts – Fehr Trade’s newie