Friday, 16 March 2018

Sapporo from Spring to Autumn

Kia ora and welcome to the new home of my blog. We have had the most amazing summer here in Wellington (New Zealand), but sadly it's coming to an end and there is a sense of Autumn in the air. While Summer is my favourite season Spring and Autumn are great for making the most of my wardrobe twice a year.

When Papercut Patterns launched the Sapporo pattern as part of their Sakura collection I was in love ... the cocoon shape ... the angled lines ... the all-in-one collar that hugged the neck ...

This version is actually my second make (haven't managed to get good photos of the first one yet - watch this space). I made a size XXS/XS without any fit adjustments. What I did change though was the self lining of the sleeve. The pattern says to self-line the sleeves with the main fabric, but I found that with my first Sapporo it kept pulling my the long sleeve of my top underneath.  Instead I drafted a 2" facing for the sleeve hem and then cut the remainder of the sleeve from lining.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

The New Home, New Name

Kia ora!

It's a new year and time to refresh the blog. I've never been super happy with the original name I chose for the blog, it was a "it will do" moment when I started the blog. So first things first if you would still like to continue following me, and keep up with my sewing adventures, please update your blog reader.

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A few years ago I had labels made with my Maori name "Ahenata", and I sew a label into all the garments I make. To give a bit more cohesion to my 'me made' journey I felt I needed to make the blog a better fit. I'll keep the label name Ahenata and add the tag line "stitched by SJ", yep that me :-) and which is the perfect new name for the blog.

If you also follow me on Instagram, or if you don't now is a good time to start, you will also notice I've changed my profile name to sandra.ahenata

So with all that housekeeping done, it's time to go do some sewing. I'm currently working on Marfy 3885.

Happy sewing everyone.


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