Introducing the Cowl Neck Top Pattern. What is it about a cowl neck that we all love? As one of my pattern testers said when I was talking about my various plans for this pattern, “You had me at cowl neck….” I think this style is just universally flattering for … Continue reading →
I’m delighted to announce the release of my latest sewing pattern – the Slouchy Sweater. An easy and quick to sew versatile pattern. Great for beginners. Sew a comfy and relaxed top – dress it up or down depending on your fabric choices. Fitted and shaped around the body … Continue reading →
I found a winner! By now you might be tired of hearing about me raving on and on about my sewing projects with knit fabrics, but with fitting so damn difficult without any help, knits always give me the best results. And in Butterick B5495 I have found my first … Continue reading →
As you know, I’ve been taking the Sewing with Knits online video class from Craftsy. And I’ve just completed the final project – a Wrap Front Dress. In fact, this pattern is so adaptable and I’m so confident now in my stretch sewing, that I decided to try a few … Continue reading →
I’ve been continuing to develop my love for Sewing with Knits as I’ve been taking the excellent Craftsy course online. This week I made a Very Easy Vogue wrap over top from pattern Vogue V8390. It’s a wrap over top, with sleeve options. And I used a really lovely soft … Continue reading →
Has anyone out there ever bought a pattern from Lekala patterns? Nicole Lekala has a range of 386 patterns on her Craftsy page at the time of writing and is often adding more. But what makes Lekala patterns unique is the promise to draft you a completely personalised pattern based … Continue reading →
What is it with the use of the alphabet to describe clothing shapes? It was only when I was thinking of a title for this post that I realised what I had made. A V-neck T-shirt and an A-line Skirt. I just suddenly thought that was really funny! Anyway, moving … Continue reading →
So happy! My Sewing with Knits course is really paying off. Following the success of my first trial scoop neck t-shirt, I bought some simple cotton jersey in black and white and sewed another couple of simple scoop neck t-shirts. They are EXACTLY as I want them. I prefer my … Continue reading →
Another lesson and another garment completed in the Sewing With Knits course. This time the scoop neck t-shirt. Again my fabric shop only had a limited choice in knit fabrics, so I got this rather dubious piece of green lycra knit from the remnants bin for a few dollars. Enough … Continue reading →
Did you remember that I live in the Caribbean? Even in the winter the temperatures are well into the 80’s. Well then, why on earth do I need a fleece hoodie? To be fair, I don’t really NEED one, but following the problems I had with the fabric on my … Continue reading →
Sometimes free just isn’t worth it. This was one of those days. I found this site which has a LOT of free patterns. But only illustrations of the garment and the barest of instructions on how to make it. But hey, it’s free. So I downloaded the wrap front blouse … Continue reading →
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