Friday, 28 June 2013

Goodbye RTW Jeans!

I can't believe I made jeans that actually fit!

Pants/Jeans have been on my 'must learn' list for a little while and I've been reading anything that I could find on pant fitting, but do you think I understand it - NO!  Earlier in the year I attempted a New Look pattern, very straight forward ... back, front, band, side zip - what a disaster! 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sewn Square One Dress

After the sleeves had to go, my Sewn Square One Dress is now ready for it's big reveal!

Sorry but it's such a hard colour to photograph.  I made it with a fine pin-stripe cotton that I picked up for a steel at just $4m about 8 months ago.  I just had to wear the white top, because it is so damn cold not to.  FYI: I wouldn't style it like this to wear out in public!

I have to show you a close up of the pockets - they are quite possibly my favourite part of the dress.  The top of the pocket finished just at my waist and runs along the seam line of the side panel - I think they give great proportion to the dress.  The small pleats make them incredibly comfy without adding a bulge to the dress.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Super Sweet Blooger Award

I very much still consider myself a newbie to the world of blogging my sewing journeys, so to get nominated for the Super Sweet Blogger Award most definitely caused me to blush.  A super sweet thanks to Dresses and Me

The Rules
  1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.
  3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post
  4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers.
  5. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.
The 5 Super Sweet Questions
  1. Cookies or Cake? Coffee & Cake, but Milo & Cookies (am I allowed both?)
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla?  Mostly chocolate
  3. Favorite Sweet Treat?  oooh that is too hard, my homemade chocolate fudge slice hmmmm
  4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most? I have a sweet tooth, so usually never pass up the opportunity.
  5. Sweet Nickname? honey!
My nominees are….

So check out these lovely ladies’ blogs today!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

No sleeves thank you!

This week I've been working on my second Indie Pattern, the Go Anywhere Dress by Sewn Square One.  The pattern provides for three variations: a dress, a tunic and a top.

I selected the dress to make first up, with a woven pinstripe from my stash.  All was going well and literally finished today, BUT .... they just had to go - yep the sleeves just had to come off.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

My Cordova

I can't believe how quick this Cordova jacket has come together.  Here's all the deets on my preparation.

Usually I would sew a size 8 Sewaholic, but I decided to go with the finished measurement of the garment rather than the body measurement and have sewn up a size 6, although I could have gotten away with sewing up a size 4 - maybe next time :-)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Cordova Jacket on the table

As I mentioned in my last post I am constructing my first Cordova Jacket for Indie Pattern month.

I went along to the Fabric-a-brac in April and acquired this lovely reversible fabric, 2.5 metres for just $25!  I immediately thought jacket when I saw it and the Cordova was ideal, where I could use both sides of the fabric in the jacket.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Sewing Indie in June

This month I am joining The Curious Kiwi and Macskakat for Indie Pattern Month.

It just so happens that my next project was going to be the Cordova Jacket by Sewaholic - good timing girls :-)
I had purchased a piece of fabric at the Fabric-a-brac which I thought would be ideal for the Cordova - more on that later.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Quick Fix with Merino

Yay for quick fix sewing projects!  After the Burda Sew-Along in May and with by Robson Jacket hung on my "I'm not impressed" hanger I was looking for some instant gratification! 

First off the rank was McCalls 5006 which is a pattern I've had in my collection for a few years and never ever sewn!   I've had my eye on this merino for a few weeks now, specifically to pair up with my Cambie.  But for today I've paired it with my shirt dress and jeans. 


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