At the beginning of January I thought I would post about my sewing related presents but of course time has moved on and I thought I should do it before the end of January!
I had some lovely gifts: The Camber Set from Merchant and Mills, Bowline Sweater from Papercut Patterns, Entomology pins which are for fine fabrics and are the thinnest pins I have every used – they’re amazing!
The two brass buttons I have used for my Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dungaree dress – yet to be blogged.
My next project will be the Bowline Sweater which I am hoping will be a quick sew on my overlocker. It’s a real treat for me to get proper paper patterns and I tend to by PDFs which is fine but of course I have all the printing and taping together to do before I even start sewing!
I’m back to my college course on Wednesday and need to put all my alterations into a new toile so I better get cracking!
I’ve been away a while, but all back to normal now! I have been doing bits of sewing here and there but nothing major – life gets in the way sometimes …
I have been on a bit of a sweatshirt mission for some reason, maybe it’s the change to autumnal weather! I’ve made a Jasper sweatshirt from Paprika Patterns, two Fielders from Merchant and Mills, and 2 Lindens from Grainline Studio! I made all of them on my fabulous overlocker which made them really quick sews, I only used my sewing machine for some top stitching round the neck of the Lindens and Fielders. Here’s the Jasper …
I used some great quality fabric I bought in Stockholm which is so soft it’s like stroking a cat! I really like the fit of this, it has princess seams which makes the bust fit and on the drafting, from size 8-12 it’s a B cup and size 14 onwards is drafted for a C cup which makes perfect sense as not many size 14+ would be a B cup. You’d think more designers would cop on to that fact!
The neckline is very flattering, it’s supposed to have a tab thing that buttons down at the side of the neck but I left that off and I think it looks better like this. It also can be made in a tunic/dress length and have welt pockets into the front princess seams. There’s also the option of a hem band and cuffs. I love sweatshirts and the cosy comfort of them but don’t like the bulky, blokey look that some RTW have.
I think I will be making another of these and maybe one for my Mum!