The Birds Swing-Top Tee

Jumping straight into the lounge-wear category of the Palette Challenge here is a super comfy tee using a bird-print jersey scored at Saeeds Fabric during Claire’s Walthamstow Meet-up.

The pattern is the Swing-Top from the kick-ass Dixie-DIY. Although this early version has been discontinued Dixie has just released her new Concert-tee pattern

Fall Challenge: The Seasonally Inappropriate Sorbetto

I love this fabric but it is entirely unsuited to the season. A super light weight silk cotton, I purchased it in June with the intent of making a light and floaty summer top. When you see the fabric up-close you can tell the cotton thread is the warp and

Fall Palette Challenge: White Lace Tee

Number three on my Fall Palette Challenge wardrobe may be my most favourite item this year.
It’s a simple white lace kimono sleeved tee, based off Colette’s free Sorbetto tank pattern. I raised the neck front and back then used this tutorial from Analog Me  to draft the kimono sleeve.

The lace

Fall Palette Challenge: Colour-blocked Blouse

Second item of my fall challenge wardrobe done!

This blouse is perfect for the change of season. It’s nice and loose for the freak scorching day like today but can easily pair with cardigan and trousers too.

The Pattern: A Colette mash up of the Sorbetto tank top and Macaron sleeves.
Size: 16

Palette Cleanser: Stripe Knit Sorbetto

Following all the muslining fun yesterday I felt the desperate need to complete something, anything, from start to finish. So out came this remnant of black & white striped knit and Colette’s Sorbetto pattern. There was only 75cm (30 in) of the fabric but it was more than enough.
I omitted

English Summer Sorbetto

Fabric: Polyester print from Spotlight $8. Scraps from Pendrell Blouse for the collar.
Pattern: Colette Sorbetto, $Free, baby! Self-drafted collar.
Notions: Nada.
Time to complete: 5 hours (including pattern alterations)
First worn: July 7 2011 – birthday lunch with little sis.
Wear again? For sure.

Total Cost: ~$8

Okay, so it hasn’t rained all the time since

Vlog: Sewaholic Pendrell FBA (part two)

… and here’s part two. Warning, my editing software putted out on me so this one is pretty wordy!

 

In case it’s needed here’s the picture of the adjustments to the front piece:

The first adjustment should match the gap filled at Line 3 on the side piece. The next is to

Vlog: Sewaholic Pendrell FBA (part one)

Procrastination leads me to many crazy pursuits. In my desire to put off packing, I’ve been doing a fair bit of sewing and decided to try making a video of the full bust adjustment on Sewaholic’s Pendrell Blouse.

The result is somewhat awkward (god it’s awful watching yourself on film)  and

SSS: Days Thirteen + Fourteen + Simplicity 2614

Woo hoo! First day back amoungst the living and it went okay. My glands have mostly gone done and I can breathe in and out so feeling pretty good, all things considered.

Certainly better than yesterday when I sheepishly took this photo:

I got dressed for the whole 30 seconds it took

Lazy Stitching: McCall’s 6035

Why the name change? Let’s examine Exhibit A.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Can’t tell? How ’bout a close up of those buttonholes?

What about this one?

This is what happens when you don’t pay attention to instructions, or try to watch masterchef while sewing.

This shirt is my second attempt at McCall’s 6035. The