Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This cardigan/jacket in Noro Blossom yarn was inspired by the pattern Country Weekend by Joanne Clark. The pattern is for a sweater, but I adapted it to make a jacket, and used a different method to join the panels.
What a shame it is too warm to wear much straight away, but I expect to get a lot of wear out of it far into the future.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
weekend but did not have time to sew them.
This skirt was made with the leftover piece of fabric from the trousers. I folded it into 4 and cut diagonally across. Then I joined the two 'skinny' triangles so I had 4 equilateral triangles. I worked out where the combined width measured the same as my waist, and cut away the points from the top. I then added the top triangles to the bottom of the truncated ones as godets, and joined the resulting panels into a skirt, using a concealed zip. With a half lining and a waistband I have a skirt and very little waste fabric.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Green silk crepe de chine top. The fabric wasn't quite wide enough to make a kimono sleeve top so I pieced it to add 'cuffs' to the sleeves.
Another top from the same pattern as the green one, but as it is narrower it looks more like dropped shoulders with sleeves. The silk habutai is what was left from the lining to the shibori dyed silk/viscose velvet from a while back.
A single sided fleece animal print. I copied an existing bought garment with dropped shoulders, a wide roll neck, and pockets.
All three garments were very quick to make, I cut them out one weekend and sewed then the next.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I finished it on Christmas Day, so it came in handy to keep me warm during the snowy weather.