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Workhorse Patterns Ione Top

Full disclosure:  this was a pattern a received as a pattern test and it's the first pattern of my co-editor at the Sewcialists (and all round awesome person) Becky.  You might not feel that I would be super objective on this pattern because I love Becky, but she lives on the other side of the world and I still wore this to work today because I LOVE IT.

This is the Ione Top from Workhorse Patterns


This top is version 2: the v-neck.  I left off the sleeve cuff as my pattern is somewhat busy, but I might still go back and add it I think...

  It's quite amazing how different this looks in the morning versus the afternoon/early evening light!


I really like the curved "hi-low" hem on this top.  It's a really nice shape at the hem.


I would also like to call out that this top goes up to a size 32 (US).  That's bloody brilliant

WELL DONE FRIEND!

All the deets:Pattern: Workhorse Patterns Ione Top(Version 2)

Size: 18 

Adjustments: 
Cut a straight 18Added 2" lengt…

Simple Sew Cocoon Dress

I had this on my Make Nine for 2019 (as yet unblogged/unposted...).  I ended up making it just before the year started - I literally finished it at 3.30pm on New Year's Eve and wore it out that night!


There isn't a lot to say on this one.  It's easy to wear (which I once thought I would never say about a dress!) and I really like it.

I do wonder whether this colour is right for me - it's a bit dress like a crayon / turn into a full body crayon!


I need to press that sleeve better!

It has POCKETS, which is always excellent.


All the deets:Pattern:  Simple Sew Cocoon Dress (View B)

Size: 18 (ish)

Adjustments: 

Cut a 20, graded to 18 in the hipsAdded 3" length (1.5" in the bodice and 1.5" in the leg bit)Took some width out of the sides which probably took it back to an 18 all over? 
Fabric used: Canvas look Lyocell in Deep Blush from the Remnant Warehouse

Like it?  Wearing it?  YES and YES!  It's perfect for work and easy to wear - especially in the Australian…

Named Rae Pants (cropped version)

As someone who pattern tested one of the garments in Named's new book, Breaking the Pattern, they very generously sent me a copy of the book when it was released.

My first make was some drapey Rae pants, which are perfect for Sydney weather and for work!

My new approach to blog stuff is to have a template where I record adjustments etc which can be found at the bottom.  That makes the rest of the post until then mostly pictures :)



These are made from two fabric panels I got from The Fabric Store in Sydney.



I used the fabric in the opposite direction for the waistband.


My main love for these relates to how well they drape and move.  I tried to post a video but it didn't work here...

All the deets:Pattern:  Named Rae Pants

Size:  9

Adjustments:

Graded from 9  to 8 (or possibly 7) in the hips and legs - there is a lot of ease in this pattern so i did that by eye rather than using the pattern piecesI didn't lengthen them!  I would usually need a good 2" but I wanted a croppe…

Top 5 of 2018

I am a bit late to this party but still wanted to join in!

I thought I would do a mash-up post on all of the categories (noting that I tend not to do reflections and goals separately anyway).

HITS

Sewing more TNT and patterns - the Grainline Linden and the Paprika Patterns Jasper (shown here with crossover collar add-on) were both definite staples.  I get sooo many compliments on the Jasper!  Other sewing - the Papercut Patterns Sapporo Coat, the Cashmerette Ames Jeans and the Cashmerette Appleton top I made are all total hits and worn a lot, especially the jeans!  The RTW fast was astonishingly easy and I consider that a roaring success.  I have mentioned before that the Facebook group wasn't really for me, but overall as a concept I was very happy with how I did.  I only bought a couple of items that weren't going to be made by me ever (waterproof pants for ski-ing anyone?) and it definitely pushed my sewing further towards the practical.   The Sewcialists!  I became a permanent…