Graphic T and black shorts

A white graphic T and black shorts are the last two items for SWAP 2018. Graphics The graphic T is based on a photo I had printed from the web and stuck on my pinboard.  It has been sitting up there for a few years now.  Just waiting for me to get around to making ...

My Handwoven Top …. done!

Hurray!!! My handwoven top is finished! I think I have a few more grey hairs but I'm relieved to say that my weaving is off the loom, cut and sewn! One of the things I love about the lace weaves is watching the change in the fabric when it is cut off the loom and ...

Self-drafted Convertible Hiking Pants

A while ago, I made a knock-off  of The North Face Raven shorts.  The colour has faded but they are still in high rotation in my summer wardrobe. When I made them, I had plans of making a second version and adjusting the gusset design a little.  That was back in 2012.  It's now 2018 ...

SWAP 2018: Knit top and t-shirt

Just a quick  catch-up post on some sewing I did over the Easter break.  Another three items ticked off SWAP plan. Yay! Almost finished Knipmode Aug 2017 #2 knit top Similar to the one that I did back in October.  The pattern has the bust darts placed horizontally between the bust.  It kind of works ...

Sewing in 2018: 1st Qtr progress

Wow, doesn't time fly. The 1st of April and a quarter of the year already gone.  I thought I'd take a quick look at my sewing goals for the year and see how I'm tracking. 1. Reduce my fabric stash This is going fairly well.  Excluding interfacing and pocket linings,  I've almost used 50m. Mainly ...

Butterick 5958: White linen jacket

I've had Butterick 5958 on my wishlist for ages. Finally got there! I'd earmarked to make this pattern as part of my SWAP plan using a medium weight white linen.  Originally, it was just going to be a simple unlined jacket.  But then I decided to line it so the facings would though.  One thing ...

SWAP 2018: Pink shirt and grey jeans

Over the long weekend, I got a bit of time to work on my SWAP plan. The first item is a cotton shirt sewn using Lekala 4002. It is an interesting design, with a side panel and an angled yoke that extends through onto the sleeves, with a faux bow for decoration. The fabric is ...

Weaving progress and Wall to Wall Festival

The weaving for my top is going well.  I'm about half way through and it is looking really good so far.  I've been chipping away at it, half an hour to an hour at a time.  Just enjoying throwing the shuttle back and forth.  Relaxing, almost mesmerizing. Initially, I was having trouble with the lattice ...

SWAP 2018 progress update

Eeek, I can't believe it is March already.  Where does the time go?  So far I have made four items on my SWAP plan. The first two are the prints that I made up in December.  One is a geometric print rayon that I made up using a slightly modified version of Lekala 4439 (review ...

Warping Front-to-Back then Back-to-Front

I've had a very trying week warping up the loom for my huck lace top. But like most things, you learn so much when things go bad. This is a warp chain of 700 threads. It is the first time that I've used so many threads for a warp. The most I've used before was ...

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