Friday, 4 July 2014

Hooded Jacket

Just before we go on holiday I wanted to show you a hooded jacket I made a few weeks ago. For the outer jacket I used lightweight outdoor nylon and Noahs stars jersey for the lining. The pattern is from the OTTOBRE issue 1/2010.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Skirt no 2

Burda pattern 8344, this time a more straight cut than the New Look pattern. Fairly easy to follow instructions, darts front and back, zip and pockets if desired. A good pattern for a workshop, I think. Now I have to look at suitable dates for the classes, will keep you posted once done.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Skirt pattern

I'm currently on the lookout for a skirt pattern that I can use for a new workshop I'm planning. One that is pretty straight forward, easy to understand and makes a nice skirt. And I thought I'd be a good idea to try them myself before deciding on one.
So here we go: skirt number one is New Look pattern 6106, an a-line skirt in various lengths. It might not be the most exciting fabric I've chosen, but I was short of a black denim skirt. It fits around the waist perfectly but I had to take quite a lot in on both sides as it was too wide for my liking, but that's just my taste I suppose. Otherwise it's fine, apart from the chart that tells you the finished BUST measurements! Come on, really!?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Summer seems to have arrived here in Scotland just in time for the start of our 


Massive reductions of up to 60% on jerseys, cottons, denims, magazine and patterns. To grab a bargain check out the website!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Matching skirts

This is was I've been working on recently: two buttoned skirts in cotton poplin. The photo doesn't do them much justice and my pale green t-shirt doesn't help either (I was too lazy to get changed, sorry). They've got two pockets on the front and two on the back, felled seams and even matching buttons!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

New fleece

I thought I'd show you a photo of the jacket for Leoni that I just finished: in very soft and cosy micro fleece made from the "Zip Up" pattern in the OTTOBRE design magazine 1/2014. I'm still allowed to sew pink clothes for her but as you can see on the back, it has to have kind of a "cool" touch now :-)
Going by the weather here just now, she's going to get lots of wear out of it....

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Craft fair

We had a lovely time at the craft show this weekend. Leoni had her first own table today selling pom poms and loom bands and she was so proud of her first proper sales. Well done girl!
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