Thursday, 16 April 2015

Another skirt from Burdastyle 2/2010


You might recognise this skirt as I have made one previously in
opposite colourways!
I blogged it here

I like the red and blue combination and thought it would go nicely with 
my new top here which is also from the same issue
of burdastyle

Just in case I forgot who made it a embroidered a little note to myself inside!

thanks for visiting


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Home made stretch stay tape

Hello everyone

One thing I forgot to mention in my last post was
the method I used for hemming a quite stretchy knit.

Uusually a twin needle does the trick but this time it kept
missing stitches and looked very messy.

I read somewhere about using a fusible stretch stay tape in the hem,
but knowing I wouldn't be able to buy any here I though I would make some of my own,
It's much cheaper too!

I laid the stretch interfacing out on the cutting mat and cut strips of 1.5cm.  I did quite a few
extra and wound them onto a piece of card for later.

I simply ironed the strips onto the inside of the hem and then
turned it up and stitched.
The hem came out really flat and very nice looking
I will certainly try this out again.

I think you can just about see what I mean on the hem - sorry for bad photo

Bye for now


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Hi Everyone,

This is a little dress made from Burda 9/2013
The original pattern has sleeves and I've modified the skirt by slashing and spreading
to make it a little fuller.

I originally bought this fabric and half made a top with it, but soon realised
its not really me! so somehow I managed to get a dress and a pair of knickers
out of it!

Don't know where the green came from!?!

The baby knickers are from a Knipmode magazine in the 90's

And now for some selfish sewing!
Another stripy top for me - I really don't need anymore
stripes, but it has become a bit of an addiction

This pattern is from Burda 2/2010
My first top from this pattern is here

I've left the neckband showing and quite like this look.
The jersey is a bit more stretchy than the previous top so fits a 
little differently but still a good fit - if a little bit too low
at the front!! nothing that a vest top won't fix.

That's all for now folks!

have a good week