August 24, 2012

I’ve been a bad blogger

Filed under:News! — Aileen @ 07:59

There’s no getting away from it! I am an excellent procrastinator. I’ll tell you all about it later. For now, let me tell you about the things I neglected to tell you earlier. Like, the pile of sewing I did over the summer and never showed.

For the most part, they were quick and easy projects:

Yet another pair of these shorts, only longer and in a tan cotton – I’ve worn them all summer long;

Two Market skirts, one in red cotton with white buttons, another in blue, both fabulous quick sews and so tempting to pull on;

A sleeveless Pendrell blouse, made from my Edinburgh cotton and already worn lots;

A black polyester pair of Clover pants. I wasn’t sold on them initially but now that I’ve worn them and thought about what to wear with them, I love them! More please!

The Amy Butler Lotus Cami was a challenging sew but turned out nicely in a white cotton that has tiny pale grey polka dots. Not such a versatile pattern (such as her Anna or Liverpool patterns) that I’d make it again but I like the end result.

I fully expect to wear all of these right into October with cardigans, tights and soft knit scarves.

In that vein, I have been working away on another Lisette pattern, the Passport dress.

The bodice is a little big but I don’t mind that too much because I will probably end up wearing a blouse or top underneath it anyway. Isn’t it flowery and bright? I got the fabric in Ikea. It’s not listed on their website but it was about €8/m. All that remains is to hem it and attach the lining to the zip.

…and because I cut it out a few weeks ago, I couldn’t resist jumping into a new Colette pattern, Jasmine. Here’s where I am so far.

The collar itself was fine but the facing nearly broke me. I have since progressed and sewed both the sleeves – I was going to make version 2 with the notched cuffs – but they have turned out so peculiar! I couldn’t get the pieces to match up properly at all. I couldn’t get the notches to turn out right despite much poking, stitching and trimming. The end result is a cuff that looks very odd and a sleeve that pulls both in and out. I like the top very much so I think I will cut my losses and finish the armholes, making it into a sleeveless top. It is very pretty but I’m not sure the awkwardness of its features warrant another go.

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2 Comments »

  1. ‘Passport’ looks lovely, the fabric is so pretty. I’ve made 3 ‘Annas’, very versatile pattern. Thanks for the info on Jasmine, forewarned is forearmed!

    Comment by Linda — August 24, 2012 @ 20:42

  2. Hi Aileen – I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and I just wanted to say thank you for all the reviews and info on the patterns you sew. I have sewed for years off and on but I am just started to really get into it again and your blog has been a huge help. Thank you so much!

    Comment by Kirsten — September 1, 2012 @ 16:34

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