Saturday, April 11, 2015

washi dress #1

My first Washi dress ! I have a thing for dresses with pockets, and this one is just so easy to make. The hem and sleeve facings were hand sewn so it took me a bit longer, but I just like it better this way. And next time I'll have to make the top part an inch or so longer, but other than that I'm really happy with the pattern.

I actually made a Washi top at the end of last summer which I never posted about, but it's one of my current favourites - I'll try to take some photos soon.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Bianca top #5

My fifth Bianca, and probably not my last. Last year I made 4 of them, and wore them so much that I had to mend one of them by the end of the summer. It is now my go pattern for making garments out of a small piece of fabric - I probably had 1 meter of this one on my stash.

Obviously I didn't have enough for the front collar facing, so I used the remnants of my Sailor top fabric for that. I also decided to add facings to hem the sleeves, to make them more stable. Now if the weather would turn warmer so I can use it ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

sailor top

Spring is here, and I've been thinking of summer already.
Last weekend I decided to sew this short sleeved top, using a lightweight striped cotton I've had on my stash forever.

The pattern is the Sailor Top, by Fancy Tiger Crafts, which I can easily see becoming one of my favourites this summer.
I followed the pattern for the XS size without any changes, but the next time I sew this I'll have to change the back neckline because it ended up a bit large and gaping (see last photo). Other than that I'm really pleased with how it turned out .. so much that I'm already choosing the fabric for my next one :)

Monday, March 23, 2015


My Larch cardigan is finished ! I had a few minor problems with this pattern, but the end result is actually quite nice and wearable. It was my first time knitting with Malabrigo Arroyo, and so far I'm very happy with this yarn - makes really soft garments and the colours are stunning. It did grow a couple of inches lengthwise after blocking, but I suspected it would so I knit the body and sleeves a bit shorter than usual.

Pattern: Larch Cardigan, by Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo, in Reflecting Pool (about 3.8 skeins)
Ravelry project page here

Changes: knit seamless set-in sleeves from the top down as detailed here