At the begining of the past week, I finished off my first b5242. It works really well with a lined bodice as the pattern suggests. I will make this again, with the right fabric. The neckline is well placed and from the PR Reviews I lengthened the front waist darts by 3 cm, to avoid the … Continue reading Green-ery
There is still lots to clean out in our house and yesterday I spent some time planning a few items to wear when we go to the US next month while pulling out the fabrics that just won't do anymore (stratchy feel, dated print, poor quality and 'what was I thinking'). Granted, none of this weekend's pieces … Continue reading Express clean out
Jackets - 2Tops - 17Dresses - 17Skirts - 32009 sewing highlights - melbourne fabric shopping visit and our sewing weekend.2010 aim - use my fabric stash better and continue to share.
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
It's taken me this long to start using this pattern. I say that because the pattern is now an out of print pattern on the McCalls website. I bought this pattern because it's a handy style for any occassion. With the right fabric, this is a good shape to then take it in a new … Continue reading Toile – m5464
At our sewing weekend last week I spent much of my time on Saturday, trying to figure out why the neckline wasn't sitting right. After whizzing the sleeves in, I had lunch and then as my blood sugar levels were refreshed, I saw that the sleeves were in the wrong way. I didn't check where … Continue reading It’s green – Butterick 5277
Being short is always a design challenge. This season there are some great prints out there and I just love them when the fabric quality is also available. We (the girls) recently went on a fabric shopping trip to Melbourne and we had a jam-packed three and a half days of scouring the fabric stores … Continue reading McCalls 8557 – tunic to dress