On Saturday while my sewing buddies were over, I took out my swap pieces and asked for their opinion on how my SWAP plan was going. The main comment I got was the china print skirt only needed a black knit top.At the January Pitt Trading sale, I bought this black poly knit as a … Continue reading black knit top – kwik sew 2694
Yesterday I was trying to finish the black wrap blouse with border embroidery and the overlocker kept making uneven stitches. I rethreaded the little terror a few times with no luck. The thread was running out and broke while rethreading the new thread. I have a Janome mylock 534D.My blouse fabric ripped at the sleeve … Continue reading overlocker 0 – velosewer 1
Here's what I'm working on (the top, not the attitude) but with a normal collar. Here's the extent of my adjustments for this pattern. The front hem has been raised to cater for my height (he he). The back has been adjusted for my height, sway back and hip room to move. The fabric has … Continue reading Butterick 5328 – pattern testing
This pattern has two very flattering cross-over tops. This is an extension of view B. I've used white fold over elastic because:a) I didn't have fold over elastic in brownb) If I did have brown fold over elastic, the elastic would have hidden in the fabric print.The fabric pattern does match up at the side … Continue reading Fabric stash #10 – Kwik sew 2694
I gave into using a lettuce edge finish on this top because of the skirt style and jacket that I'll team it with. I bought this fabric from Emmaonesock over two years ago and it's the most light-weight jersey I've ever bought. It wrinkles easily but it's a great colour.Blues and acqua are some of … Continue reading Fabric stash #8 – Kwik sew 2683
I loved the colour of this fabric when I bought it at Cabramatta and I originally thought to use this fabric with a contrasting knit net print. I'll do that anyway but I decided to make this top using a feature from a Burda world of fashion belt feature. The top is my basic knit … Continue reading Fabric stash #5
After I started sewing this dress, I realised that this fabric was meant to be dress lining, for an idea I had years ago. I used a cross-over top and extended it to become a cross-over dress. The fabric has good two-way stretch, for lining, but a nightmare for a dress.The colour is not one … Continue reading fabric stash #2 – what was I thinking?