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 ...

DIY kayak spray skirt

Today's project is a replacement for the spray skirt for the TK1. The current skirt came with the kayak when I bought it some 20 years ago. It was second hand then and already a veteran of a few Murray Marathons.   It has served it's owners well but  has now mostly delaminated and parts ...

Unselfish sewing: Pants and Shirts

The last two weeks I've been sewing for DH. The original request was for a couple of polo shirts to wear will working in the paddocks. Quickly followed by a request for a "long sleeve woven, or two, no make that five. A couple of work pants.... jeans would be good. Oh yeah, remember that ...

Sewing in 2018

Happy new year.  Hope its a good one! I must also confess that I'm not the best at sticking to my sewing plans. So many aspects of my day are the 'have to do' and my sewing is my 'want to do'.  But there are a few things I'd 'like-to-do' in 2018. 1. Reduce my ...

SWAP 2018 planning

I've been looking forward to start of SG's 2018 SWAP next week. I am a fair way into the planning phase with two possible wardrobe plans. I dived into my stash and surfaced with a colour scheme of whites, pinks and greys. The colours of a Galah - and hence the working title of "What ...

Weaving: Huck lace sampler

This summer I'd like to weave and sew a lacy top. One of my first weaving projects as a silk scarf woven in huck lace and plain weave. It was so delicate. I am always intrigued with lace weaves; by how the threads shift once the cloth is off the loom and washed. For my ...

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Denim sheer lingerie set – part 2

The set is complete.... yay! The construction info is mainly in the previous post. The elastics were a pain, but worth it. The hipster pattern is modified from the Merckweardigh Pocket Boxer pattern. I've shifted the front panel seam over to work with the width of leftover fabric and lace - only just managed to ...

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