Hi guys! I’ve been a bit quiet lately, what with back-to-school and these blasted cushion covers… I realise you may not believe in the cushion covers, given the length of time I’ve been going on about them coupled with the absence of any evidence they exist… But they do, and they’re nearly finished, thank god, so I may get to make something frivolous soon. Or un-frivolous, as it’s now full mists-and-fruitfullness autumn and I have no trousers. So maybe that first…
The big news with me is that I’ve enrolled on a Pattern-Cutting and Garment Construction course at the local college, one evening a week. I’m really looking forward to sitting down with some pattern drafting, not to mention getting my hands on an overlocker and industrial sewing machine!
Here’s what’s caught my eye recently (a few of these might have snuck in from previous weeks, due to lame posting schedule…)
- This custom wedding dress sewn by Klara at A Robot Heart will take your breath away. And then having you looking for Spoonflower fabric.
- I’d kind of decided the Lander trousers from True Bias weren’t really my thing, and then I saw Marilla’s denim pair. Now they might be my thing…
- I’m crazy about this surf-appropriate version of the Rowan bodysuit over at Katie Makes a Dress. Inspired.
- Beth’s awesome coral shift dress suit re-fashion.
- Heather has the secret to keeping white trousers clean (I mean, I know that sounds super lame and Good Housekeeping, but white jeans…) and a chic inversion of the classic white-shirt-and-denim combo…
- A great guide to the three-needle bind-off at Sister Mountain (cast-off?? which is it…?) – for neat shoulder seams. I’m still in the seamed knitting camp, unfashionable as that may be at present. For one thing, I can’t get an even tension knitting top-down, and also where do you sew in your ends…?
- A really beautiful look inside a Scottish knitting mill with Kate Davies, as she sets about producing her own knitwear line. Seriously, it’s gorgeous and thoughtful.
- You probably do need a softy whale pincushion like this one. Here’s the pattern, which you’ll be most relieved to find can be adapted into a narwhal…
And that’s the news! Thanks for reading, see you soon,