Lekala 5917: Goretex Jacket

For the last 10 years I've been wanting to make a Goretex jacket.  The RTW one I use for skiing and hiking was designed for  someone much taller than I am.  Making my own would mean I get a good fit plus have control over pocket styles and added extras like pit zips and detachable ...

‘Start with a skein’ SWAP: Finish with a scarf

Since my SWAP wardrobe was inspired by the colours in a skein of yarn, I should show you the finished scarf.  After a few wrong turns learning experiences, the end result was a featherweight scarf that really showed up the colour variations in the dying.  As a recap, this is the skein as I bought ...

‘Start with a skein’ SWAP: Pack 4

The last part of the new wardrobe is the "wildcard" pack.  The colours can be anything, as long as they match with some (not all) of the items in the previous packs.  I've used orange tones in my wildcards.   Burnt Orange Linen Jacket I made this jacket a couple of years ago and absolutely ...

‘Start with a skein’ SWAP: Pack 3

The third pack in the SWAP consists of two garments that use the same colour scheme as the first two packs and tie them together. Pack 1 was off-white, with the print in the top including blue and browns. Pack 2 was mainly blue, but the shorts also had a dash of tan. So this ...

‘Start with a skein’ SWAP: Pack 2

The next part of the new wardrobe is the blue pack - tencel denim shirt, linen jeans and cotton shorts.  The details and photos are below.  But first, a quick update on the progress of the scarf.  I've wound the yarn onto the warping board.  It was quite a slow process trying to keep the ...

‘Start with a skein’ SWAP: Pack 1

I’ve been enjoying working on my hiking wardrobe as part of the Artisan’s Square SWAP (and I've been slack about posting updates as I need to take some photos).  Progress has been a little low, mainly because most of the designs are RTW knock-offs that need a fair bit of drafting.  Then there are the ...

Lekala 4162: Linen Blazer

A couple of months back, I found some gorgeous natural linen fabric from my local indie fabric shop.  I bought enough for a pair of pants and shorts.  After making the pants, I decided to make a matching jacket instead of the shorts.   I chose the Lekala 4162 pattern as I’ve had good fitting results ...

If at first you don’t succeed …. try again

Recently I bought a lightweight sweater knit to make a summer pullover/cardi/beach cover-up type of thing.  As you can tell, I didn’t have a firm idea of what I’d like to make with it.  My first attempt didn’t really work, but I managed to salvage it into something I love. First Attempt The idea first ...

T-shirt Project: Mokume shibori

This project started off looking for a way to knock-off this Proenza Schouler t-shirt.  It is a tie-dyed t-shirt retailing around AU$400 on ShopStyle.  I just hope that most of the cost was involved in the labour to make the t-shirt, rather than the label. My initial thoughts on how to replicate the patterning was ...

T-shirt Project: Iron-on transfers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This year I’d like to have a play with different surface art and embellishment techniques.  So each month, I’m challenging myself to make a t-shirt using a different technique.  To kick off my January project, I thought I’d start with an easy one – iron on transfers. The project for ...

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