Just wanted to say a big thank-you to those who left comments when I asked for advice on the best style for my hand-knit jumper (A knitwear design experiment). I finished it a couple of weeks ago and am loving it. Continue reading “That hand-knitted jumper is finished”
This project has been in the pipe-line for a while so it is nice to see it finished and finally blogged. I wanted to make a bomber/varsity jacket from a ‘graffiti’ jacquard fabric but finding the right pattern wasn’t as easy as I first thought. There is something about jacquard fabrics that I can’t resist. This one is from Elliot Berman Textiles. Continue reading “Graffiti jacquard bomber jacket”
I’ve been working on this knit blazer one and off for the last couple of months. This week I had a meeting in Melbourne and took the train down. With six hours on the train, I finished all hand-stitching the trim and getting the button sew on.
One of the best things about sewing is being able to knock-off designer brands. Not only to you get a custom fit garment at a fraction of the price, you also have control over the colours and fabrics. This Lekala pattern (4708) looks to be based roughly on The North Face’s Arcata hoodie.
I’ve had Butterick 5958 on my wishlist for ages. Finally got there! Continue reading “Butterick 5958: White linen jacket”
The weather here is warming up and nudging above the 300C mark. It’s a bit late to be making a cool-weather jacket but when I saw this pattern released by Lekala (4695), I just couldn’t resist. Ordered and printed the evening it was available, and completed two days latter. Not bad going, but took two weeks to take the photos. Oh well….
High on my sewing list this winter has been to knock-off a couple of North Face jackets. I’ve been planning to sew the Denali jacket using Kwik Sew 3813 ever since the pattern came out. When searching for detailed pictures of the inside of the jacket, I came across photos of the Pseudio Moto jacket. Oh! Wow! I had to make my own Continue reading “The North Face Pseudio Biker and Denali Jacket Knock-offs”
It’s been almost three months since my last post. Most of my spare time has been spent enjoying the great outdoors or working in the garden. I’ve been sewing a little, but not getting around to editing photos for a write-up. So its high time for a quick catch-up.
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 my weaving wasn’t even. It was an expensive mistake so I’m taking a lot more care with this one ( and using much cheaper yarn) Continue reading “Iro Jacket Knock-Off: Part 1”
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. Continue reading “Lekala 4466 Knit Blazer and other finish objects…”