Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Goals

My goals for 2016 in no particular order:
-Sew more. Finish McCalls 6696 and Deer and Doe Belladone at the very least
-Knitting: Learn how to do brioche, improve my double knitting and intarsia
-Learn how to use my loom well
-Make my Motorhead scarf like I've been thinking about for the last year. I think double knitting is the way to go so that the lettering won't be backwards
-Blog more than once every 18 months!

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Here are the latest Christmas presents that I've knit:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm a Lazy Sewist!

Lately I've been embracing lazy sewing, ie. no muslin, minimal hand sewing, etc. I know at some point I'll be getting back to sewing more involved projects, ie. my Style Arc Ziggi motorcycle jacket. I just haven't been in the mood for muslining though I did cut out a Cambie muslin so maybe I'm moving away from laziness?

Anyhow this was a productive weekend, I finished a pseudo Zinnia skirt and this April Rhodes Staple Dress . I chose the straight hemline with pockets. Admittedly it's maybe not the most flattering silhouette on me, through no fault of the pattern. I lowered the neckline into a scoop neck and used five rows of shirring. I think it would look best on a smaller bust with a larger waist to hip ration. That said I really like it for it's easy to wearness and how comfortable it is on a hot day. It also worked well with my stash. I used 3 yards of a scotty dog directional quilting cotton and felt like the combination worked well. I'm a bit larger that the measurements but there was more than enough ease so I think that someone with larger measurements than I could make it up no problem. I think I will make it up again because it's just so darn comfy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

...And we're back!

I haven't been sewing much, just here and there working on my corset. I did finish this easy top by Jennifer Lauren Vintage. It was the perfect project to get back into sewing. I rebelled and didn't even make a muslin! No darts or pleats made this really appealing. Just an easy to wear vintage-inspired top. I made the size 20 but took an additional 5/8" off of the side seams and took a little bit off the front seam. Normally I measure my flat pattern but I was kind of stumped about how to go about this as it has kimono sleeves and wasn't sure where the armscye would end. I contacted Jennifer and she suggested measuring right when the sleeve ends. There's a bit of ease as it's meant to be a pull over top. I found that even though my measurements are slightly larger, I had no problems with the pattern. I used quilting cotton which was fine but I think Liberty lawn would have been better. However, I tend to buy my LL in 3 yard increments and I would have had 1 yard left over. I didn't want to "waste" the LL as I'm just not thin enough to eke out another project with 1 yarn of fabric. I'm not really one for mixing fabrics either. This is a great wearable muslin. I could have taken off more on the sides but I didn't want to ruin the easy to wear factor my making it too fitted. The length is perfect for me too. I think it was designed to be tucked in which I will never do but it falls just where I like it.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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I'm not sure why I need to claim my blog. I guess if everyone jumped off a cliff, I'd jump with them!

Just so this isn't a pictureless blog post, here's the newest kitty to follow me home.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sewaholic Renfrew

I have no idea why I waited so long to make this, I seem to be the last person who has. It was so easy and quick, I see many more in the not so distant future. I actually picked up a cherry print from Mood on Saturday during Lladybird's meet up. This was the perfect for the sewist who approaches knits with trepidation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gifts for a Baby

No not my baby! While I didn't get as much done as I had hoped before my friend's baby's birth, I'm proud of how these came out. 

I don't often work with knit fabrics but I'm pleased with these. I did things a little differently from the pattern. Most notably, I used foe instead of bias binding.

I took the Wee Ones class on Craftsy and stuck it out. I think it'd be easy for an intermediate knitter but as a beginner it was challenging. I'm glad I stuck it out and finished the bunny, even if he's a little deformed.

Needless to say, the parents are non-traditional, hence the Motorhead diaper bag. Figuring out the adjustable straps ended up being the most challenging part.

This entailed a lot of frogging and redoing but I'm happy with the end result, even if it's not perfect. It's my first sweater!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Oops I Did It Again

I bought more fabric than I had planned. I went out specifically to buy this hammered silk wool for a pencil skirt. I had first spied this fabric about a year and a half ago. In a rare instance of frugality, I did not purchase it at the time which is not like me. More likely I already had a pile of fabric ready to be purchased. I waited and waited and the price went up! So I bought this fabric but then I also found a gorgeous wool with lace fused to it. It's the same fabric that Gertie is using for her Butterick sew along but in a much more "me" color.

This is my unplanned fabric:

This is what I went in to buy:
100_1958.JPGI think it's apparent that my favorite color is purple!

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