Tag: Wardrobe 2015

2015 Wardrobe–Waratahs & Wombats

Autumn is giving way to winter so I wanted tops I could wear by themselves, or under a jacket. The pants I wanted to be suitable for winter wear. I also wanted the items to fit in with at least two of the jackets that I made last year, and all to work with the ...

Pattern Review: Patrones Magazine 339 #3 (Pantalon Lasserre) in heavy cotton twill

I made these pants in a very heavy, tightly woven cotton twill. The fabric is still a little stiff but should soften (I hope).  The style lines of this pattern a great - a bit more detailed than most pant patterns. The princess seams make fitting much easier too. I may sew this again in ...

Pattern Review: KnipMode Magazine 03-2014 #108 (Blouse) in Raw Silk

Ever since this edition in the mail, I’ve had this pattern high on my wishlist.  Love the deep V neckline and partial standup collar!  Last year I made a test garment up, in long sleeves.  For this version I, I made a few changes, especially to the neckline depth, and added bust darts. The fabric ...

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Pattern Review :Lekala 4177 ( Peplum blouse) in black silk

This pattern is a 1 yard wonder!  The peplum takes up most of the fabric, but it is possible to lay the bodice and sleeve pieces around it. With a number of peplum patterns coming out lately, I decided to give this a go.   I love the way the peplum sits.  It doesn't have as ...

Lekala 4167 (Jacket in Military Style) in Textured Wool

I love it! It feels so nice to put it on and I know I'm going to wear it a lot!To my amazement, there are no wrinkles, the sleeve hangs perfectly, and doesn't bind when I lift my arm up. I've also really surprised myself with the construction. 12 months ago, I could only dream ...

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Lekala 4425 (Blouse with ruche) in raw silk

I found a photo of this top somewhere on Polyvore last year. It can't remember the designer, but I loved the top. I was going to try drafting it, but on a whim I submitted the photo into Lekala's "Suggest new style". It got the most number of votes that week and a couple of ...