Why are remnant fabrics my weakness? Maybe it's because they're a challenge. Finding a pattern to suit the amount of fabric I've found is a challenge.Vogue 8815 test using Cue remnants from Pitt TradingDo remnant fabrics ignite my passion for puzzle solving? Should I see a shrink about trawling for fabric especially when the sign … Continue reading Remnants – my case ‘Your Honour’
View A is the cap sleeve version and I've used this zebra print in a poly knit fabric. The key pieces to get this pattern to sit right are the midriff panels. Before I attempted making this dress I had to face up to the my actually sizing, take a deep breath of reality and … Continue reading zebra print – m5752
While getting used to my eyes changing and my right hand still mending, I've gone back over old ground with this knit dress. I bought this printed knit from The Fabric Store during a rushed afternoon in town. I was at a course that finished early so straight to The Fabric Store I went, just … Continue reading Knits for knotted weather – V8379
As you can see, I'm taking a colour break.This was the first top I made today. There's no science in the pattern placement and the neckling on the pattern was tight around my neck, so I've dropped it a bit.When I sewed on the FOE on the neckline, that's when I had used the one … Continue reading colour break – Kwik Sew 2683
This was a quick top to make at our sewing weekend, with one hitch. I cut out the small size and not the medium size. The view above shows the extra piece I added to the side seams. When I wore it as a small, my tummy rolls where there for all to stare at. … Continue reading The beginnings of a set – Kwik Sew 3378
Double knits are great to use when you're building up a new wardrobe, or are refreshing an established one. This is a Lincraft pattern from way back, possibly 15 years.The story behind this trim is this - I bought some cushion covers for the dining table and the cushions were held together with this ribbon. … Continue reading Well matured fabric/pattern
This fabric came from The Fabric Store. I bought it in November with a view to playing with it for winter. It's a chardonnay/verdehlo fabric.Because I have a couple of pair of brown boots, they finish this dress off really well. This fabric is a double knit but looks like corduroy. This seams must be … Continue reading Knit or woven?