Thursday, 16 July 2015

Finished - a surprisingly awesome Kwik Sew 3801 Twist Top in merino jersey

Like the cool new kid at school this garment has jumped to the front of the queue - I'm so delighted with it! I've had this one planned for a while, waiting for the perfect fabric. I can't remember where I first saw the pattern, but it reminded me of a cool twist front top I'd seen on Pinterest by Akira (not the Australian designer, but an American brand, I believe - correct me if I'm wrong!) and thought it very Drape Drape.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

From the ashes - A denim Beignet

We have inside photos today. I'm afraid I couldn't bear to be outside in this particularly cold week. I rather like this spot though, in front of our newly refurbed man nook.... 

Anyway here's my third version of the Colette Beignet (with a 'pard Dolores thrown in as an added bonus). This was made from some leftovers and the sad carcass that was my denim Alder dress. That sadly was a failed garment for me - completely my own fault. The fabric was too heavy for a sleeveless dress, and I stuffed up by using 5/8 inch seam allowances instead of 1/2 inch (the standard Grainline seam allowance). I considered just lopping it off at the waist and making it a standard a-line skirt, but really thought that 70's blue denim would make an awesome Beignet. 

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Finished - A Liberty shift, and a dipping of toes into a new world...

A little while ago Helene at Stitch 56 had some exciting news - she was going to be stocking Liberty fabric! And she was opening up a bricks and mortar outlet for all her amazing goodies. Clearly a party was required, and thus party dresses. After being able to choose our favourite fabrics from the new seasons prints Helene gave us free reign to make a frock for the launch of the Stockroom. Check out my post and Helene's lovely selection of Liberty lawn here.