Thursday, August 20, 2015

Once it's gone, it's gone.

I wrote a lovely long post about frocktails, who was there, what people wore etc and unfortunately when I went to post it, instead of pressing publish, I pressed delete as I am an idiot. Oh well, life moves on. 

Look out for one when the tears have subsided (jokes). In all seriousness, it will be a few days...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another sewaway make (kwik sew 3801)

Pattern: kwik sew 3801
Size: M
Fabric: wool blend knit from Gorman
Price: $4pm (the same fabric in blue is $8pm)

Shaped the arm holes and side seams
Took off 3cm off the side seam
Narrowed the sleeves by 3.5cm - I hate loose sleeves.
Didn't hem the sleeves or bottom hem
Add the sleeves from view A

Would I make this again?  
Of course!! It's a great pattern that would look great in lots of sweater fabrics.
The fabric is wonderful, I'm not sure I would look good in orange, yet I wear it anyway, usually with a scarf to put some colour between my face and the top. 
The fabric doesn't fray so I didn't need to hem it.
I will however lengthen the top by 2.5cm and hem it on my next version. 
Shorten the sleeves by 4cm and hem. I just adjust this while I'm wearing it. 
As Liz pointed out, the is something you would see in witchery or the like, however I like my top better than their stuff! I really try not to be on trend. ��

Notes for next time: 
Cut a small, it runs large. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The best birthday ever!!

Today is my 30th birthday! 
One to most people which maybe depressing but I'm having such a good time so far that I think it's going to be a great year! 

Day wise
Coffee and cake with my toddler and sister and her toddler. 
The afternoon spent at collingwood children's farm. 
Thai dinner with family. 

Present wise
I bought myself a coverstitch machine janome coverpro CPX1000 in January, new in box. I didn't use it until I needed it for my birthday dress. 
I received money so I bought two attachments, with a third on the way!! Thank you friends!!
A spotlight voucher and patterns. 
Nice underwear, I need new bras so I indulged myself on some special stuff.