Hello. I am back. I had lost my sewing mojo for a while but finally got down to making the popular indie pattern- Grainline archer. Whoa, I didn’t know so much work goes into making a shirt but the sew-along made it so much easier. I don’t think I would have been able to do it without the pictures to guide me along.
We shall call this one a muslin. Oooh, those pockets :/. I have some great chambray that I will try out next with this pattern. How hard is it to find affordable chambray in Melbourne. Golly! As this is just a practice run, I didn’t bother with buttons. I still don’t have a tripod so I could take pics of myself in it so Betty Mannequin will have to do.
I’ve done a lot of selfish sewing lately so I decided to make something for my munchkin. Using the Girls style book I made the tunic top “L. I didn’t include the frilly part of the sleeve to make it more of a tunic top ans i also added contrasting pockets. The right pocket is a bit wonky but it not noticeable when worn.
Fabric : “Drapey” Cotton and Checkered cotton
Instructions: I got the English version.Good diagrams but the instructions didn’t have much detail.Being a novice sewer, I spent a lot of time reading the instructions and trying to figure them out. Ouch. My brain hurt after a while. With that being said eventually it all clicked and the clothes aren’t that hard to make.
Been pretty busy lately doing a little bit of everything and a little bit of nothing! I managed to get over to the Lincraft stocktake sale which was a really huge disappointment. They didn’t really have much good stuff there but I got myself the Simplicity 2444 which I’ve wanted for a long time (50% off-nice). I’ve seen it all over blogland and I’m pretty excited to get started on this one this week.
Also my “Girls style Book” by Yoshiko Tsukiori arrived in the mail so finally I can get started on some funky threads for my munchkin.
Hopefully I will have some finished projects to show this week. Better get cracking, Have a great week!
Here she is! My first attempt at the Mathilde Blouse and contribution to the June Indie Pattern Month Sew-along. I manged to tackle those tucks and darts relatively well that’s to awesome instructions on Tilly’s blog. It was a lot of fun to make this and I’ll definitely be making another one.
Fabric : not too sure but its a cotton with a lot of drape.
Notions: 7 buttons (I used 8 as mine were small)
Instructions: Tilly has a great tutorial on her blog with loads of pics. Perfect for a beginner
Level: Beginner/Adventurous Beginner
Time to complete: 5 hours. (took me a while to get the tucks right!)
Wear it? : Yes
Sew again: Yes in a Chambray fabric! Next time though I will have to make it longer as I am quite tall. I felt it is a bit short (for me anyway!). I will also try the version with the gathers instead of tucks.