Pattern Stash: The raglan tops

Here is the next instalment of my pattern stash busting. I was working through some raglan sleeve top patterns.  Starting with a Lekala one and moving up to a more complicated design.  As I found out, raglan sleeves come in many different disguises – two part, darted shoulder, single piece, single piece with raised neckline.  Plus there is no one way to sew them in – ie side seams first or last. Continue reading “Pattern Stash: The raglan tops”

Pattern Stash: The pants

At the start of winter I created a couple of inspiration boards for things I would like to sew. As part of the pattern stash contest, I was trying to match these up with some of my unused patterns.  I’ve trialled 5 patterns, including two Lisette patterns.  Here is my progress so far. Continue reading “Pattern Stash: The pants”

The North Face Pseudio Biker and Denali Jacket Knock-offs

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”

Tour de France with the Pattern Stash

I love watching the live stages of the Tour de France each year. You get to see so much more of the tactics and scenery than with the daily highlights, plus there is no spoiler on the morning news to tell you who won and my how much. The snag is that the stages generally run from 9pm to 2am in the morning. It’s hard to stay awake, but this year I started sewing as I watched the race.

For 21 stages of the race, I’ve sewn 23 patterns from my stash!  2 jackets, 1 vest, 9 tops, 5 pants, 3 gloves, a bar and a pair of slippers Continue reading “Tour de France with the Pattern Stash”

The glove challenge begins ….

I joined the Pattern Stash contest on PR to help me use up some of the patterns that I’ve put in the ‘gunnawundae’ bucket.  I have no desire to win, just to challenge myself to use the patterns I have.  Many tie in with my winter sewing plans, so that is a big bonus.  Pattern hacking was ruled out ( a blessing in disguise) so I started looking at some of my lingerie and accessory patterns.  Here is the short list… Continue reading “The glove challenge begins ….”