Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sewing odds & bobs...

My blogging is still intermittent - blame it on the renovation?

Some sewing has happened this week-end. My eldest son is attending Uni studying Contemporary Art. For an art installation he is putting on soon, he needed a flag & asked me. to sew one... no Mum can resist sewing for their boys when they ask. So a flag was made... (flags got legs!)...

This week-end I also finally got around to making up some cami's in Jalie 2564. The fabric is (I think) a merino jersey purchased last year from the Fabric Store (for this purpose). The only changes I made was to leave off the shelf bra and the bra strap sliders (for adjustable strap length). This made it a very quick & easy make and I am very happy with the result.

I made two of these and I am looking forward to having these to wear next week as the weather has turned to Winter before it is officially Winter here! The review is here

On the shopping for sewing front... these fabrics...

The first three came in the mail and were ordered at the Knitwit Roadshow. The first is Bianca - a lovely (expensive...ouch) mercerised cotton knit in a turquoise colour. The second a mesh called Italian Animal Fantasy Mesh and the third, I am not sure of the content (I think cotton, maybe rayon??) Japanese style print. The fourth fabric was purchased the same day - another mesh on a fabulous green/khaki print from the Fabric Collection. (Hi - Vanessa - I will make it up soon!)

And on that subject, some gorgeous jersey bought previously from the Fabric Collection, made up into McCalls 5974.

This is part of my goal to make all ten patterns up from the top 10 on Pattern Review for 2010.
I will get photos modelled by me, so that I can review this great pattern (soon!)

And on the renovation front, my big excitement is that this week-end I got to move my washing machine into the house into my new laundry... bliss!


  1. I have got to make that McCall's wrap dress. Why in the world am I so fearful of that pattern?

  2. Busy, busy, busy - that wrap dress is very popular - and your fabrics are lovely. I wish Knitwit would get their website updated - I really dislike the way they do "Collections" - anyway - that's my whinge for today.

  3. Duh!!! Why didn't I think of that?!? A wool knit cami for winter! You'd think I would have figured that one out, living in New England. Yours looks great - warm and pretty, too.

  4. Love the McCalls dress. I should take a look at the top 10 pattern list.

  5. Oh to have a renovation that is nearing the end! You should see what I laughingly call a laundry. What will one day be my laundry currently is home to a collection of old bicycles.


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