Grainline Archer

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.

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Quick Review

Fabric : Poly Cotton

Notions: 10 buttons

Instructions: Grainline Archer

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Time to complete: 1 day

Wear it? : Muslin

Sew again: Yes in a chambray

Japanese Sewing Book – Girls Style book – “L”

IMG_0317I’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.

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Quick Review

Fabric : “Drapey” Cotton and Checkered cotton

Notions: None

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.

Level: Adventurous beginner

Time to complete:

Wear it? : Yes

Sew again: Yes
Now, back to tackle that Simplicity 2444 again….

What’s on my sewing table?

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.

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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.

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Hopefully I will have some finished projects to show this week. Better get cracking, Have a great week!

Mathilde Blouse-June Indie Pattern Month

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. 

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Quick Review

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.