Hi there, how’s it going in your neck of the woods? A lovely end to summer here and I was lucky enough to get to the beach before summer officially ended.
Do you miss your sewing machine when you’re away from it? I really do. Last year I tried embroidery, it never really flew.
Alabama Chanin, holiday stitching
This year, I tried Alabama Chanin, which I guess is also embroidery, but embroidery on a garment.
I loved it. Relaxing and satisfying.
I used a photocopy of the Anna’s garden stencil, blown up a couple of times on a photocopier. I only cut out some of the shapes, with scissors.
I used a disappearing fabric pen to mark a few shapes at a time. I didn’t worry about remaining true to the stencil, just moved it around where ever felt right. I also made up my own shapes.
Here’s some pictures of the work in progress.
…..pink linen that is.
I was a Sophie sceptic. One lapel? really?
Then I saw Lara’s dress, then Anna’s top. Lovely lines and drape.
And one lapel, I love it! even though hubby thought ‘the collar looks a bit funny.’
Hello there, how’s your weekend going?
This t-shirt is the haul from the great jungle January safari swap organised by Anne of Pretty Grievances.
My safari buddy was BeaJay from the Road to Sew Wear. She sent me this lovely jersey.
(Check out what BeaJay made with the fabric I sent her. It’s a rather lovely top, though she is planning some modifications to it.) Continue reading
I’ve made this before, for Jungle January, for Tessuti’s jaywalk and for the Mad Men challenge. Getting my moneys worth from this pattern, for sure.
I’m now happy with the fit and the sleeve option. I guess that’s an advatage of making the same pattern again and again. Continue reading
Have I mentioned before how much I love sewing with Liberty?
I do love the fabric, a tana lawn* beautiful saturated colours and detail, all hallmark Liberty.
This design is called Darby, based on a painting by an art student and decscribed by Liberty as having ‘decadent Deco aesthetic’. So satisfying to sew with. Presses beautifully.