Friday, 18 September 2015

Linen jacket

I like to try out new patterns, especially unusual styles, and when I came across this Katherine Tilton pattern (Butterick 5891) I just had to have it. It's made in washed linen, the sides are longer than the front and back and the collar is asymmetrical. Should I make it again, and there is quite a high probability, I'll be a bit braver and combine different fabrics. That's the plan anyway. But then I've got another lovely pattern waiting here...

Friday, 11 September 2015

New tops...

...for the two of us: Leoni's top is made from the funky New York jersey (which she chose herself) and my tunic is Vogue pattern 8817, patched together from various jerseys I had lying about.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Schools are back

Leoni starting her final year at primary school today - where have the past six years gone?

Friday, 14 August 2015

New jumper

When I asked Alan last night if he liked my new top he said: mmh, it looks ok from the front but what's wrong with the back? Ahh, men!
The pattern Butterick 6218 as I really like the style of Katherine Tilton's designs. I used textured knit fabric and some of the pieces are cut on the bias and crosswise which makes the design more interesting.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Corfu 2015

We spent our holiday this year on the beautiful island of Corfu, together with my mum and brother who flew over from Germany. The hotel was very good, the scenery beautiful and the most important thing was - it was hot. And that is very important if you live in Scotland, for me anyway. All in all we had a lovely holiday.


Friday, 19 June 2015

Kids sewing workshop

Another kids workshop: this time Leoni and her friends made bags lovely tote bags. We used the geometric fabric from Farbenmix as it already has the bag pattern printed on it which only had to be cut out and sewn together.
If you're interested in sewing classes for children during the holidays, the programme is now online:

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Linen jacket

While on holiday in Germany last year, I bought some rusty coloured linen fabric. At the time I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to use it for, but as you know, sometimes you need the fabric first before the right pattern comes along :-)
I chose this blouse pattern from McCall's, made a toile to see the fit and only had to do some minor adjustments. And as the linen was slightly to heavy for a blouse I just wear it as a jacket.

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