Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Pattern: Thurlow trousers from Sewaholic
Fabric: Donated black twill
I've loved these trousers from afar for a long time but thought they would be far too complex for me plus there's the probably more important concern that I just look awful in trousers. Friends and loved ones tell me I don't but trust me, I really do. This is my last attempt at finding a trouser that fits and flatters me. If they don't, then I hereby give up on trouser-wearing (other than slouchies).
The success of Minoru gave me the boost I needed to try the pattern.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Pattern: Minoru jacket from Sewaholic
Fabric: 'Merlot' baby gabardine from Mason's
Tasia of Sewaholic must be a sorceress. That is the only conclusion I can make. As you may know, I've not had great success with jackets in the past, so was scared to try another one, particularly something as sophisticated as Minoru. But I became obsessed with reading about other people's versions and it seemed everyone was united in their love of how easy the pattern was and how satisfying the results are.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Pattern: Hollyburn from Sewaholic
Fabric: Mid-blue baby cord from Truro Fabrics.
When I first saw this pattern I admit I was underwhelmed. Nice for beginners, but a bit...boring? Then I started seeing versions pop up on the crafternet and realised how wrong I had been! This skirt is beautiful, and part of that beauty lies in its simplicity. I have been wearing my Crescent skirts to death and whilst I fancy making one for each day of the week, variety is the spice of life so a Hollyburn or two will be very welcome additions.