I was given this pattern as a thank you for helping promote SIM Bundle #1.Suttton paired with Simple Skinny Jeans #comfyI didn't buy it as I've been shying away from it because this isn't my usual style or was in a rut. The key issue I wanted to resolve was its loose look with my … Continue reading Sutton blouse
My jacket collection was a bit tired and it's now been updated using Silhouette Patterns Max's jacket and fabric from Minerva Crafts UK. That huge grey button on the jacket was already in my stash.I love a good cardi for the office although I wear jackets that aren't restrictive. So this is a soft and … Continue reading Max’s jacket
Travel and preparing for the journey takes planning including wardrobe planning.Threads mag had a travel planning article. So I've made two key pieces courtesy of Minerva Crafts UK.Wool cardi wrapThreads suggest a shawl as a key piece to wear and to act as a blanket on the plane. This navy blue wool wrap is my 'shawl'. … Continue reading Minerva sewing: Travel pieces
I've always been interested in the patterns developed by Saf-t-pockets. I made my version of the T-shirt Trifecta a while ago.They have a pants pattern in three styles for wovens but I wanted to use ponte for travel pants with a hidden pocket for travel. So decided to make Silhouette Patterns 3011 Nanette's yoga pants.This version was … Continue reading A hidden pocket
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?
Sunnygirl and fabulous tailor Beth had a giveaway and I did the happy dance this week when it arrived in the mail.What's not to love about receiving a reputable sewing handbook from the 1965 and two tailoring tools that an ongoing sewer like myself will always use.Beth is one of my 'go-to' experts that I … Continue reading Thank you Beth
Here's the first test case made on the weekend using the overlocker and 2" elastic. I've used a very strong nylon/lycra matt fabric remnant from The Fabric Store at the February Sydney Sewer Meet up.I didn't get dressed up for these pictures.Below is how these pants should look. I have to resew the front leg curve.She … Continue reading Yoga pants – Silhouette #3011 Nanette’s yoga pants