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Summer wardrobe planning

To put my fashion flats drawings to the test, I've been using them to plan my summer sewing.  Two possible wardrobes are emerging with the colour scheme coming from the choice of swimsuit fabric.  One is a colourful ink-blotch print and the other is a striking digital print. After doing the tech drawings, I've scanned ...

Craftsy Class Review: Drawing fashion flats

Follow my blog with Bloglovin One of my New Year's resolutions is to watch and make use of the Craftsy classes I've accumulated.  I've also stuffed my ankle so I'm looking for more sedentary things to do at the moment (twiddling my thumbs for 3-4 months is going to test my patience). Anyway, the first ...

Goretex Gloves and Gaiters: The next challenge

I think I probably did too good of a job on the hut boots.  He's been showing them around and now I have orders.  Even saying that they have to BYO goose down wasn't a deterrent.  Now DH has given a pair of 30 year old Goretex overmits and a manky pair of gaiters.  My ...

2016, the year in stitches

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over.  Time to have a quick look back at my original goals for the year and see how the year went. I'd have to say that my 3 favourite things that I made this year was the swimsuit (Merckwaerdigh BAD24), the knit biker jacket (My ...

Hut boots: Final version

Tadahhh!  We have one left hut boot ready for Christmas.  He'll have to wait for the second as we've just started the first heatwave of the summer.  As much as I love him, I'm not willing to be stuffing goose down into the liners when its above 400C.    Here is a pic of the final ...

You want me to make what???

For the past year or so DH has been asking me to make a pair of bivvy boots for snow camping.  Wha? Probably best described as a sleeping bag for your feet - aka. hut boots.  The ones he wanted were goose down filled and cost about $150.  He tells me the insulation is 1-2" ...

4 patterns => 11 piece wardrobe

I've been following the speculation thread for the 2017 SWAP on Artisan's square.  One of the suggestions was to use four patterns to make the 11 piece wardrobe.    This afternoon, I put a pen to paper and came up with a couple of quick options for a casual wardrobe and a sport one. My first ...

Iro Jacket Knock-Off: Part 1

I'm working on a knock-off of this jacket by Iro.   Part of the appeal was the waffle fabric.  The fabric I am going to use is hand-woven, a honeycomb weave, to have a similar texture to the original, but not as bulky. The first jacket I tried weaving fabric for, I ended throwing out because ...

Winter sewing – the complete 12 piece wardrobe

As today is the last official day of winter, it is time to checking on my progress with my Winter SWAP plans.  The format for the SWAP is the same for my previous swap.  This format helps me focus on the colour and the wildcards allow a bit of fun as the don't have to ...

Lekala 4466 Knit Blazer and other finish objects…

Lekala 4466 in a textured knit I bought this gorgeous textured knit from my "local" indie fabric store at the same time I picked up the pixel plaid wool.  The pattern I had in mind was Lekala 4466  which is designed for knits and has a shawl collar, princess seams and two piece sleeves. The ...