Monday, 8 August 2016

{sewing} Sew Over It Carrie trousers

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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

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

{knitting} Miss Eke's Lina hat

Teacher gift number 2 is the Lina hat I made for Nina's teacher, Miss Eke. This year was Nina's last in Primary School. It's been ridiculously a little bit emotional for her as well as for me. Miss Eke has a lot to answer for in that department. Nina loves her to bits. She made it so much easier on them all and we're very grateful indeed. I was a little concerned that this was going to be her first year as a qualified teacher - I mean, year 6 is tricky -  but I had no reason to worry. She's amazing and I hope Liam gets her, too, when it's his turn.
Lina Hat

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