Like quite a lot of others in the sewing world, we’d been awaiting the release of Grainline Studio’s Morris Blazer on printed paper for quite a while, so when we went looking again on Grainline’s website a few weeks ago it was all systems go!
Whilst we were there, another new paper pattern took our fancy, the Moss Skirt. We’ve only had a brief look, but we think that this could overtake the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt as our favourite A-line[ish] skirt pattern.
So this morning, our lovely postman turned up with a huge box of patterns, which refilled our sadly depleted selection from Grainline. We are now fully stocked up with Morris Jackets, Moss Skirts, Linden Sweatshirts and Alder Shirtdresses.
Those rugged chaps at Thread Theory have finally brought out their three latest pdf patterns out on paper all at once.
The Jutland Pants are a classic, relaxed-fit, straight legged trousers designed to be ready for anything! These pants are roomy enough to allow for a full range of movement but still offer a flattering fit with back darts to shape the seat. This pattern is the perfect base to create everything from hard-wearing denim jeans to rugged water-resistant hiking pants.
The Finlayson Sweater is a grown up version of the classic hoodie. It will be a wardrobe staple due to its cozy boxy shape and hard wearing cuffed hems but there is no worry of looking like a slob while wearing it!
Finally, Matt is definitely showing his feminine side with the Camas Blouse. Enjoy the unrestricted comfort of a t-shirt and the put together elegance of a blouse. This blouse is designed to be COMFORTABLE and can be sewn in knits or stretch fabrics. It features shoulder and back yokes, elegant gathering, and a flattering curved v-shaped neckline placket.
Meet Aster: A Simplified Classic
Who doesn’t love the simple appeal of a button up? They are a classic for a reason, they easily transition from season to season, and they are a multi-purpose wardrobe staple. A good button-up shirt can take you from work to play.
Aster is a modern and simplified version of this iconic garment. The button-up style instantly lends a put-together quality to the blouse, while the v-neckline is universally flattering, and eliminates the fuss of a collar. Bust darts offer soft shaping, giving Aster its flattering body skimming fit.
This highly customizable pattern is perfect for an advanced beginner or an experienced sewist looking to refine their skill set. With its semi-fitted shape, 3 mix-and-match versions, and a wide variety of fabric options, Aster can be made to wear during any season.
My wrist is still painful and I am having to wear a splint and see a hand therapist, apparently scaphoid injuries take a long time to heal! Anyway I can sew as long as I don’t spend hours at it and rest my hand every couple of hours, which is frustrating but I think my sewing is benefiting from the slower, less rushed approach. So I started this Dahlia dress as soon as we received the patterns from Colette, but I didn’t get it finished until a week later.The pattern is easy to follow, clear instructions as always and some useful blog links for the harder bits such as gathering and attaching bias binding. I used some of our gorgeous China blue Linen fabric that feels gorgeous and has a really nice drape to it. I can see myself using this pattern again and again although I think I will make a smaller size next time as the fit is quite generous.
In the colder weather I like to accessorize with tights and boots, here is one of my #sewingselfies
We sold out of this pattern straight away so I imagine there are going to be a lot of gorgeous Dahlia’s to look at in the next week or so, I can’t wait to see some!
As I am unable to sew at the moment I persuaded my gorgeous daughter to have a go at making the latest addition to the Sewaholic pattern range – The Rae skirt.
This is a very straight forward beginners elasticated waist skirt, with a small amount of help from me Amy was able to complete this very simple sew in just a couple of hours!
Doesn’t it look lovely! The nice thing about this elastic waist skirt is that it has 4 panels that are shaped so that it drapes beautifully, she deliberately chose some of our new Gaberchino fabric as it is heavier weight and holds the shape nicely.
I have been a bit quiet for a few weeks in blogland, this is why!
I have fractured my Scaphoid! Its my right wrist & I am right handed so I am stuggling to even type this!
I can’t sew at the moment so i am going to blog about a couple of projects I worked on before I fell and hurt my wrist.
A few weeks ago I was asked to do a pattern test by fellow blogger Rebecca at mummykins and me
The July the Fourth dress for little girls
I used Moda Coquette fabric
And here is one of the gorgeous girls in my family modeling a skirt that I made for her
The fabric I used for this skirt is from the Red Rooster range
I have to share this TrixieLixie funny with you, its sooooo funny!!
My wrist is going to be in plaster for the next 4 weeks so I am going to try and get my glamorous daughter to do some sewing instead of me, she is going to start with the new Sewaholic Rae skirt so watch this space!
I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front but I have still been sewing away although I do find it hard to spend time in the house at my sewing machine when the sun is shining. I really like to sit in the sun and read a good book in the summer, I love to look at sewing books and plan what I am going make, I always end up with an enormous list.
At the beginning of the month it was my gorgeous daughters birthday and I wanted to make her a summery dress the Sewaholic Saltspring is perfect!
Doesn’t she looks lovely in it! I used some of our delicate and floaty voile fabric Field Study Sinister Swarm, a strange name for such beautiful fabric!
We now have the new patterns from Tilly and the Buttons
I made myself a Miette skirt using some of the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Cord
Its a wrap-around skirt, so very easy to make, no zips or buttons! The patterns are lovely and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.
We have also had the mens sewing patterns from Thread Theory a very exciting addition to our range, I want to have a go at making the Comox trunks.
I love this picture from their blog, I don’t think I will get any of the boys in my family to model in their underwear for me!