Skip to main content

Frothy KCWC (2) - Blogtoberfest (10) - Sewing with Belissa

A short one today.  More of the frothy frothy and some good progress, though I did spend at least a third of the time unpicking due to inattention...

The overlocker came out:

Nick listening to parliament in the background :)

I finished the front of the frothy sewalong:



and also the back



And here is a close-up of the neckline, as it's pretty cute.  Am a bit cross by all the unpicking I did as these were stupid mistakes and not the fault of an obtuse pattern or similar.  I would like to be further ahead, but it is what it is - and I am just having the day Belissa had the other day when we sewed.  Speaking of which, she had a better sewing day but I failed to get the camera out until after she left, which is annoying too!
 

See you tomorrow for more frothiness :)

Comments

  1. Its coming along lovely - and now Im trying to work out if you are really fast or I am really slow. Don't worry, I think I know already - I am a wee bit slow - when it comes to sewing that is. With everything else I am obviously as sharp as a tack.....well except numbers that is (will make more sense when you read the email I just sent you).

    Onwards onwards :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. It looks lovely....nothing more frustrating than having to unpick things. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! She agreed she looked lovely in it when she tried it on today which was cute - she said something like 'I look really pretty'. I love how un-self-aware they are! Worth the unpicking for that alone :)

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Top 5 - Hits of 2017!

Joining in with Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow to post a couple of reflective posts for 2017.

2017 was a funny sewing year for me - I pretty much didn't blog at all, and what I made was mostly pattern tests.  I think that reflects what felt like the busiest year yet and am trying not to beat myself up about all the stuff I didn't make that I wanted to!

2018 is hopefully going to be more considered making, especially as I have signed up for the Goodbye Valentino RTW Fast!  No clothes shopping for me...argh!

Without further ado - here are the garments I think were my five "hits" of 2017:

1.  Reece Shift Dress (Sinclair Patterns)


I LOVE this dress.  I don't like wearing dresses but wear this to work all the time.  It makes me feel smart and professional (even though it needs a press in the second picture!) and is really well suited to the Sydney climate.

As someone who recently swore off making dresses to try and find myself a true TNT, I might sneak in another versi…

Dumb and Dumber - or how not to make a Washi Dress...

[Note that I believe all the dumbness in this post is to do with my newbie status as pattern adjuster, some carelessness, some overconfidence and some just plain idiotic moves - not the Washi pattern!  I found the pattern itself really easy to follow and sew; and if you don't totally screw it up then it's quick to sew too!]

So like everyone else that moves, I really liked the look of the Washi dress / tunic.  I bought the pattern and then ummed and ahhed about the FBA part.

Dumbness #1:
Clearly, I have to accept that I always require an FBA.  Why would I think otherwise?  I guess partly it was the measurements on the pattern; but the advice was clear and for my circumstances, an FBA was needed.  So here is attempt 1 - it was supposed to be a muslin and then I started loving the fabric was gutted when it didn't fit.

Dumbness #2:
Making a muslin out of a fabric I liked, then being crapped off when it didn't fit.


Mmmmm squeezy!

Happily my friend Danika selflessly stepped…

Cashmerette Sewing Workshop Review

Hi All!

I am finally ready to post my review of the Cashmerette Sewing Workshop that I "recently" attended.  Yes, the workshop was nigh on three months ago BUT I have only recently finished the items that I started working on that weekend.  I figure I can't fully review the thing until I have sewn up the clothes and discovered how they turned out...

Before I get into how the workshop was structured and what I liked / didn't like, I have to say the most amazing thing about this workshop was the people.  Jenny and Carrie created an open environment with a genuine approach of body positivity.  This is so rare in our usual world that there were people in tears of relief that they were allowed to just make themselves something that fit without judgement. 


The workshop appealed when I saw it advertised for a range of reasons.  There were small numbers (I think 7-8 of us, plus Jenny and Carrie) and one of the main drawcards for me is that there was NO set agenda!   You coul…