Enjoying some midwinter sunshine making sewing and knitting plans for the next couple of months.
I have had the vintage camel cashmere coating in my cupboard for more than 10 years waiting to be made into the perfect coat. This winter it is going to become the Yates Coat by @grainlinestudio I love it's boxy shape and no fuss lines.
This treasured @moekeyarns Elena is for an Albini cardigan by @tete_beche I used Moeke earlier this year and it is beautiful. The cardigan will be a much needed addition to my wardrobe as I tend to knit mostly jumpers.
And last on the cards is a pair of Terra trousers by @patternfantastique I have been eyeing this pattern for a while but unsure what fabric/colour to make them in. This recently acquired army green suiting is a mix of cashmere, wool, silk and kid mohair and is perfect for these trousers. It is a vintage fabric from @drapersfabrics.
So looking forward to spending time with these treasured materials.
Friday Favorite sewing tools edition is up on the blog now!! It took almost all day because we had yet another cruddy toddler nap day. 😩
I’ve shared some of my favorite basic sewing tools and some specialty tools. #linkinbio for all the details!!
I’ve had 3 sewing fails in my renewed enthusiasm of sewing outside of work. I never make a toile as I think it’s incredibly wasteful in both fabric and my minimal time, so sometimes I fail.
Unfortunately the #hudsonshorts that I was making for Andy were one of them. I went all out and flat felled the seams and made them even better than I make my clothes (does anyone else do that?), and they were about a size too small around the bum.
The other two fails were a dress from the #simplysewn book, which was a Japanese pattern and allowed no bust room and the third was a #mirambellskirt which has nothing wrong with the pattern but the fabric was striped and boy did it look weird with the stripes. 🐱 Mouse is such a poser.
Sewing always involves problem-solving. This Italian voile was printed slightly off-grain and required a lot of fiddling to match mirrored patterns. My mom always talked so much about the importance of working with a straight grain, à la the Bishop Method. The pattern was fun to make, though. Elizabeth Allemong's bodice draft from the European Cut-a book I love- has been the best place to start for fitted dresses. #selfdraftedpattern#imakemyclothes#italianfabric#retailmoratorium