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Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
I first made a Sointu Kimono Tee over a year ago and since then I've made three more. I love this pattern, so quick and easy to sew and it's perfect in a woven rayon.
When I first saw the Lena Pants pattern I knew they would work perfectly with my Sointu Tees. I made two pairs this summer, one from rayon and one from chambray, and they have been worn lots!
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
And now for something completely different.... a jumpsuit!
I really didn't feel the need to make a jumpsuit until I saw the In The Folds collaboration with Peppermint Magazine and then I really needed to make one!
I used some chambray I bought at Spotlight and made no alterations to the pattern except to shorten the pattern 6 inches before I cut it out.
I love it! I'd be surprised if there isn't another one made soon.
Saturday, January 05, 2019
The girls always have two weeks of swimming lessons in January and Olive was desperately needing new bathers/swimmers/togs/swimsuit (depending on which state you live in - we call them bathers in WA). A perfect opportunity to buy some of the awesome coastal fabric from Ellie Whittaker.
I had planned to make the one piece in the new Style Arc pattern, but Olive finds separate bottoms and tops easier so I made the top from the pattern. I basted the collar together first and checked that I could fit it over her head and when it fit I decided not to add the zip so this was finished very quickly. The only other change I made was to shorten the sleeves by a few inches as they seemed quite long. I did make the bottoms but they were a bit big and didn't fit quite right so I pulled out an old Kwik Sew pattern (2605) and made new pants with that.
I love this fabric, I kind of wish I had bought enough to make myself some bathers or a rashie top.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
I did a lot of screen printing with my class when I was teaching up in the Kimberleys. We just used paper templates and it always seemed to work quite well.A few months ago I thought I'd try printing on some fabric and had no luck using paper templates. They always crinkle, let paint through in the wrong spot and the result was smudgy. A few weeks ago I did a google search for alternatives and found a few people using contact paper. It works fantastically!!
I just trace my design onto the paper side of the contact, cut out the design, peel off the backing and stick it onto the screen. It also allows you to cut out tiny pieces, like the centre of a flower, and stick them onto the screen.
I had a stack of tea towel blanks I'd had for years so printed a few teacher presents.
Next I bought a few plain t-shirts from Target.