All posts by sewTreefog

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 ...

Knit Biker Jacket (My Image M1459) Review

This knit jacket is from the pattern for the pinky-grey jacket featured on the cover of My Image 9 (Fall/Winter 2014/15).   The magazine shots show view B, which has a colour blocked layered-look sleeve. View A has a plain sleeve.  There is a mistake in the tech drawing - the front princess seam actually runs ...

Winter wardrobe sewing catch-up: Basic Knit tops and not-so basic jeans

At the top of my list for winter sewing was some plain knit tops, especially cream and black, that  can wear under jackets.  Next in line was a pair of black jeans. For the tops, I went the top from McCalls M5890 (now OOP).  I'd this so many times that I had to re-trace the ...

My Image Colour Blocked Top (M1412) Review

This dress pattern has gorgeous style style lines and is perfect for colour blocking.  It is from the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of My Image and has been on my wishlist for a while now.   Actually, there are a quite few other My Image patterns that I’ve been meaning to make.  But there is always that ...

New Buttericks : 6388 Review

I couldn't help myself and bought a couple of the new Butterick patterns.  This is the top from B6388 in a merino blend interlock.  Love the collar!   The full review is posted on Pattern Review.

Winter Wardrobe Planning

Following on from the success of my Summer-Spring SWAP, I decided to use the same formula for a winter wardrobe.  Here are the bones of what I've been working on. The wishlist… Main colours:   black, dark brown, cream and red. Expand options for these jackets: black wool jacket  from 2015 brown leather jacket from 2014 ...

Pixel Plaid Shirt Finished

The pixel plaid shirt is finally finished and I’m so relieved at how it looks.  Quite a few years ago, I made a plaid shirt.  Spent ages getting the stripes to match for it to look really awful on me.   The ghost of that project kept haunting me as cut and sewed this shirt.  To ...