On Tuesday I happened to stumble upon a thriftshop which sells items by weight or by length. Textiles (clothes, bedlinnen, blankets, etc) were sold by weight. I rummaged through the bins hoping to score some fabric for muslins. I found quite a few that I liked. I even like most of them well enough to keep them for clothes rather than muslins. My favourite piece was a buffalo check wool blanket. I´ve been looking for nice buffalo check fabric for a while now, hoping to find some in flannel for a winter shirt, but this was definitely the next best … Continue reading SWAP Project 4: Buffalo Check Opal Coatigan
First on my list of maternity makes was this cosy oversized cardigan. I’d spotted it in the new September issue of Knipmode and it seemed perfect as a nice oversized maternity cardigan.
The ‘making of the coat’ is going slower than I thought. But that’s mainly due to life getting in the way. But it gave me time to treat my outer shell fabric to become waterproof and to reconsider the pattern I was about to use. I had bought the Amy Butler pattern when I just started sewing and I had cut out the pattern. Somehow it turned out a tad too small, well, wearable in a thin spring/summer fabric, but not in a winter appropriate fabric. I wanted to do some adjustments to make it a bit bigger and then … Continue reading The One with the Autumn Coat (2)
It turned cold really fast, well not cold perse, but a lot cooler… And a lot wetter. It’s too hot for a real winter coat but my raincoat is getting too tight 🙂 So I went through my stash, matched my favorite coat pattern with lovely stash fabric and tomorrow I’ll be good to go. Should be finished by the end of the week 🙂 And since everything came out of my stash, I consider this a freebie! Pattern: Amy Butler Rainy Days Hooded Raincoat Fabric: Floral velours – Polytex / green fleece for bodice lining / green acetate for … Continue reading The One with the Autumn Coat (1)