Last year I tested the Tropo camisole designed by Erin now rebranded as Tuesday Stitches.This Tropo camisole is Erin's latest pattern.This top has a few versions available that you should have a look at.My test version was this red version. I used bra strapping and bra notions for all the Tropos I made.I made two … Continue reading Going tropo
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?
Here's the fabric that I bought at The Fabric Store in March. I liked the colour, fabric print, fabric feel and level of spandex in the fabric. Spandex ensures that the fabric doesn't bag to quickly. The downside, is it can make the fabric feel harsh or cold.I enjoyed making this pattern up earlier this … Continue reading Winter warmth – Kwik Sew 3617
Working with tiered fabric can bring you undone. The fabric has some give but not as much as you need - just look at the picture above. It's stretch over my chest and that's not the look I was after.The pattern is a basic top that I've done before so I used it as a … Continue reading McCalls 8777 – Tiered fabric
I bought this fabric after a nine-day stay in Hawaii five years ago. It's got two-way stretch and good memory. The fabric has some weight to it so now it's a t-shirt dress with it's own belt. I don't have a skirt pattern that I attach to the top pattern. What I do to extend … Continue reading Fabric stash #6
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?