Wednesday, 24 May 2017

{sewing} I'm back in the game!

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It's been a while.

Mostly due to moving house and all the adjustments that go with that. Before and afterwards. I didn't touch my sewing machine for months. But the dust seems to have properly settled now and I feel I'm ready to revive the blog.

Today I'm going to share a skirt I was inspired to make after seeing La La Land for the first time.

Monday, 8 August 2016

{sewing} Sew Over It Carrie trousers

That's right, people! I. Made. Trousers. TROUSERS! T-R-O-U-S-E-E-E-E-E-R-S!!!

Trousers that stay on and everything. Trousers that I'm proud to wear outside the house! That's right. I made trousers and they are a success.
I have wanted to make some loose fitting trousers for myself for quite some time now. It was actually on my list of things to tackle last year. I even bought the fabric. But it never happened. Among other things, I hadn't found a pattern I liked enough yet.
However, the universe works in mysterious ways and it came to pass that a couple of months ago, I got the email from Sew Over It telling me they'd launched an online trouser-making workshop. I signed up immediately. 
Sew Over It Carrie Trousers

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

{sewing} My Agneta dress

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Next up, my Agnes + Moneta = Agneta dress!
Having fallen head over heels in love with the Agnes pattern - you can read about it here, I had to make a fifth version of it, didn't I? Technically I made it into a dress this time but I suppose it still counts. I don't think the love affair will stop here though. I have fabric for another dress and maybe a top, too. So yes, I think it's safe to assume I'm obsessed and it is set to continue.
"Agneta" Dress

Friday, 29 July 2016

{sewing} A heap of Agnes tops

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Hello, there! For this post I decided to group together 4 different items, because they've all spawned (what a horrible word!) from the same wonderful pattern: the Agnes top. So, a little warning: there will be LOTS of photos.
I've had my eye on the Agnes pattern since it was launched. It's a pretty basic jersey top at its core, but you can add ruching on the neckline and shoulders, change the sleeve length and/or make them gathered. Very versatile.
Agnes top by Tilly and the Buttons  Agnes top by Tilly and the Buttons

Monday, 25 July 2016

{knitting} Miss Gordon's Fallow mittens

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Today I'm back with the last of the teachers' presents for this year. Miss Gordon's Fallow mittens. I've made them before but in a DK. This time I chose a worsted (trusty old Cascade 220 Superwash yet again) and went down a needle size. It worked a treat! My first pair is quite loose on my hands but this one was the perfect fit, which means I'll have to make another pair for myself.
Fallow Mittens

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