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King Cole Bamboo Cotton Yarn Review

The King Cole Bamboo Cotton Yarn is such a versatile yarn. As soon as I received the balls of yarn I had ideas of knits flowing through my head. I decided that once again I am going to knit something for the girls. The summer is coming to an end soon and I didn’t want to crochet a cardigan so  stuck to knitting. 
In the past I have used cotton yarn before and it has easily split, but the softness and lightweight yarn meant that whatever I knit could be worn in all seasons by my child. The yarn is 50% Viscose and 50% Bamboo cotton, and when it comes to knitting children’s garments you cannot beat natural fibres. The colour I tried was vanilla. By the name it sounded a lighter hue of yellow but when it arrived it was more of a egg yolk colour. Again this was perfect for what I wanted to knit because it’s a colour that can suit all seasons.
The King Cole Bamboo yarn is super super soft, it does also mean that the stitches not he needles can be quite slippery. I usually like to knit using wooden knitting needles for those silky yarns. The knitting needles used were size 4mm as per the instructions on the packaging and 2.75mm (aluminium), both pairs of needles were straight. 
I started off with a little crochet swatch and a knitted swatch, just in case I changed my mind to crochet something. I decided to stick to good old knitting. The swatch measured 10cm by 10cm as suggested on the packaging. I used the 4mm knitting needles, and the stitches were exactly how the packaging instructions explained: aiming for 22 stitches and 28 rows. I think this was due to the fibres in the yarn, they are not as stretchy as other fibres and therefore provide a much sturdy knit. 
Changing over to smaller needles for a decorative border on the cardigan, I thought that the yarn may be too tight to knit, but it was far from that. It was perfect. I could easily knit using the 2.75mm needles. When changing back to the 4mm needles I also thought the garment would stretch a little, but again no change, the cardigan was knitting as I was expecting. 
There are always worries when using DK (double knitting) yarn, the worry that the strings of yarn twisted together will come apart, especially when stitches have to be reworked, and this has happened may times with cotton yarn I have used in the past. Because I was using this yarn to create my own pattern, I was reworking quite a lot, and the yarn kept it’s shape and did not untwist. There is always the odd occasion that the needle will miss the tiny strings, but I think that is down to the needle used rather than the yarn itself. I would probably use sharp ended needles next time with this type of yarn, I think it will help me knit quicker.
I used different stitches to see how I can knit with this King Cole yarn. First the rib stitch, just a simple 1x1 rib, which can sometimes be time consuming with heavier yarns, especially when they untwist. Again this yarn did not slow my knitting down at all. Then I moved on to garter stitch (it’s my favourite stitch) and I found I was knitting at a good fast pace as I would expect.
Overall this yarn was great, it did not loose it’s structure and could be used with different techniques and material of needles. It comes in a great variety of colours too, I’m glad I opted for the Vanilla colour way, it will something I can see my daughter wearing in the Autumn.
Thanks for reading,
Teena @ teenyweenies
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Simplicity 8134 Jersey Lounge Pants

Hello there, it’s Annie from Scavenger Annie and Northern Bird Designs!
Spurred on by the need to stitch up some comfy trousers that would look just as good on the yoga mat as they would on the school run I decided to test out the John Kaldor Jersey Fabric in French Navy on Simplicity Pattern 8134. As well as the standard loose fitting trousers the pattern has the options of wrap front pants and shorts, along with the very on trend wide leg pants. I figured these would make the perfect trousers for the unpredictable British weather as it comes to the end of summer. 
When the fabric arrived I knew that the softness of the jersey would lend itself well to some comfy lounge pants. When I’m busy around the house I like to feel comfortable in my outfits, from pottering around the garden, working on my latest illustrations, doing a bit of daily yoga and then do the mad dash out for the school run. An outfit to suit all purposes, that was my goal!
As a lover of bold and alternative prints this fabric was a plain colour choice to add to my handmade wardrobe. The richness and depth of the colour is beautiful in person. This stretch jersey fabric immediately reveals its top quality when you feel it, with a soft blend of polyester and spandex. Speaking of colours, there is a huge selection available from Minerva. I opted for the French Navy to match a lightweight jacket that I own. Taking it out of the packaging the fabric has a beautiful drape to it, lightweight and flowing. It would just as easily suit tops, skirts and dresses, especially due to its good stretch recovery and weight.
As with all fabrics I washed it before use by hand, line dried, and the colour and quality was not affected. Upon cutting the fabric the rotary blade glided through the fabric like a hot knife through butter! So smooth and I never thought I’d say this about cutting, but it was a delight! It’s worth noting that with pinning the pattern to the fabric no marks or holes remained upon the removal of the pins. For future projects I would try using clips instead as there was a slight slippage due to the softness of the fabric. It was also more manageable to roughly cut around each pattern piece with good quality dressmaking scissors and then cut neatly around the edges with the rotary cutter due to the weight of the remainder of the fabric pulling down.
When it came to stitching I used both my sewing machine and my overlocker. The edges didn’t curl or fray so the use of an overlocker was down to personal preference. The fabric stitched up nicely and I’m pleased with the outcome. Time to grab my yoga mat and head out into the garden to enjoy the last of the summer sunshine!
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Prym Skirt & Hem Marker Review

You might be aware that when you made a skirt or dress with a lot of bias in the hem (like a full/circle skirt), it is advisable to let it hang on a dress form or hanger for a day or so, to let the hem settle, before you hem it. Because of the bias, the hem can stretch out in weird and uneven ways. 

I recently made a circle skirt out of a medium weight wool, and thought it would provide the perfect opportunity to test this Prym Skirt Marker from Minerva. (I was given the product free of charge in exchange for a review, but this review is honest, honest!)

The first thing I noticed about this skirt marker is how compact it is. It arrived in a box just slightly longer than a shoe box, but still compact enough to store like one. 
(The random shoe is there for scale!)

Inside the box were four main pieces: the base, the stand, the chalk and the pump.
The instructions were on the outside of the box, I realised after a mild panic, and very easy to follow.
Literally two minutes later, I had assembled the marker:
Essentially, you pour the chalk powder (which is included) into the unit at the top, which can be moved up and down the pole to set it at the desired height. You then squeeze the pump (the accordion-like bit at the bottom) and the chalk comes out of the fine line in the top unit, to mark your skirt with a line of chalk. (See image below. The chalk rubbed off my fabric pretty easily, in case you are wondering - but always worth a check with your project’s fabric!)
So to mark my skirt, I set the height in line with the shortest bit of hemline on the skirt, and then moved the marker pole all around the skirt, puffing away, until I had an even hemline marked all the way around. It was that easy! You can see below how uneven the skirt was after hanging overnight, and without this tool I think I would have struggled to achieve an even hem.
It was again a matter of a couple of minutes’ work to dismantle the marker and pack it away in its little box once I was done.

To finish the hem, I then pinned my bias tape along the marked chalk line, stitched, trimmed the seam, turned to the inside and stitched again.
The only problem I experienced while using this marker was caused by the shape of my dress form’s stand at the base:
As you can see, my stand prevented the skirt marker from getting close enough to some sections of the skirt. I didn’t want to pull the skirt itself closer to the puff unit because that would distort the length. In the end I just puffed extra hard and it was still visible, just a bit faint.

All in all, I found this to be a very handy little tool, perfect for dealing with big uneven bias hems!
Thanks for reading,
Michelle @ Michelle Sews
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Tilly and the Buttons Frankie Tee

I have been looking for a good quality Cotton Jersey Fabric for a while now and the search was real – I have stroked more plain white jerseys in shops than I would care to recount! When I saw that Minerva had a cotton spandex jersey up for review I jumped at the chance. I know it may seem boring to then choose ivory from the 29 colours that Minerva has available in this fabric, but this is exactly what I had been searching for. The reason I chose ivory is because I have a fabric stash full of patterned jerseys and really wanted to make the Frankie tee by Tilly and the Buttons.
Since the publication of Tilly’s Stretch book earlier this year, the Frankie tee has been constantly popping up in magazines, blogs and on my Instagram feed. I love a raglan sleeve (the Grainline Studio Linden is my go-to sweatshirt pattern) and was really excited to see Tilly release this pattern (my version is the one that came free with Sew Magazine, but it is the same as in the Stretch book). The Frankie also has a curved hem that dips at the back and slightly tapered out side seams towards the hips, which I found really flattering. This jersey is 5% spandex (and 95% cotton) which makes it perfect for the Frankie. The raglan sleeve means that you can really play with different combinations of fabrics, but I really wanted to do a traditional white body with patterned sleeves and neckband.
I chose one of the more busy patterned jerseys with parrots on from my stash to pair with the ivory so that there would be a big contrast between the two. I found the pattern really straightforward to sew. I mainly used my Janome overlocker to construct the garment and then used a zigzag stitch with a 80/12 stretch needle for hemming the sleeves and body. Although I’ve sewn a lot of tee shirts, I usually fine the neckband tricky (and am no stranger to unpicking a neckband at least once during a project!) so I was pleasantly surprised when this one sat well first time! Tilly recommends basting the neckband with a wide zigzag stitch and I think that really helped get the placement right before overlocking it into place.
Overall, I love the finished top. I've styled it with my Closet Case Ginger jeans here - a perfect match! It fits great and love the fabrics that I chose! I am really impressed with the quality of this jersey. It is really thick and still feels and looks great after washing! (I washed it at 30 when it arrived and dried it on the washing line before cutting). It is exactly what I was looking for and I’m not disappointed at all. I only needed 1m to make the Frankie (and there’s even enough left to make a pair of Megan Nielson Acacia pants!) I will be ordering more colours to make more Frankie tees in the different sleeve lengths and different colour combinations. I’m really pleased to find a good quality cotton plain jersey at last!
Thanks to Minerva for supplying the ivory jersey.
You can find me at @pocketortwo on Instagram and blogging at pocketortwo.
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Hoooked Natural Jute Crochet Basket

I was delighted to be able to try out the Hoooked Natural Jute because it had been a long time since I had worked with an uncommon yarn and I fancied a challenge! I had chosen 2 colours; ‘vanilla cream’ and ‘tea rose’.
After having a good feel of the jute and trying a few stitches using various different sized hooks, I decided that a 12mm wooden hook worked best for me (I think plastic hooks may well snap under the pressure of this heavier duty yarn, so would definitely recommend wooden or metal hooks). Without much thought about where it was taking me, I began crocheting in the round and my circle very quickly grew to the size of a side plate and I could use it as a coaster for my mugs of tea! I wondered about making some sort of basket, the jute would make it strong and give it a good rigid structure.
The jute yarn is a bit tough going to work with. I would definitely recommend working little and often if you find that your hands and arms get sore. However, on the plus side, your project will grow very quickly and like me, you will find yourself at the end of the bobbin!
Because I was improvising my design as I went along I decided that once the ‘vanilla cream’ had run out I would move on to the ‘tea rose’ to form the sides of my basket. But, after a few rounds of my second colour I realised that it was going to be a very shallow basket and I didn’t like it. At this point I did what I tend to do with all designs that I fall out with and put this crochet on the naughty step for some time out!
After a few weeks break I was ready to return to my project and after a quick bit of unravelling, I was back on track with a smaller diameter and a fresh idea to make this a plant pot holder instead of a basket. The yarn responded well to being unravelled and before I knew it the height was right for the peace lily plant pot I had in mind.
The jute yarn is very in keeping with the styling in my home. I seek out natural colours, upcycled furniture and quirky pieces too. Hoooked Natural Jute is 100% sustainably sourced, vegetable based fibre and the colours are all toxic free. The yarn is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, but I think this particular jute plant pot cover is perfect in this corner of my front room!
If you would like to make yourself a jute plant pot cover you will need 2 colours of your choice in 350g bobbins of Hoooked Natural Jute and a 12mm wooden or metal crochet hook. I am outlining the pattern in a very simple, abbreviated way, assuming prior crochet knowledge and using UK terms throughout.
ss slip stitch
dc double crochet
BLO back loop only
Begin with a magic loop with 8dc worked into it.
Work 3 rounds in dc stitches, increasing 8 stitches per round until you have 32 stitches in a round.
Work 1 round, without increasing, into the BLO (this is unseen from the outside of the pot but gives a stronger fold for the base of the pot cover)
From here until the end - work 1dc in each dc, changing to colour 2 once colour 1 runs out.
Finish with a ss into the next st. Cut yarn and sew in ends.
Thanks for reading,
Marta Mitchel / Crochet Designer
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Gingham Seersucker Walkaway Dress

Hi creatives!

Well Minerva asked me to test my pattern following skills and generously sent me the infamous B4790 Retro Butterick '52 Pattern - aka the walkaway dress. Walkaway as in it is supposed to be nice and simple that you can make it quick and easily and walk away, preferably to a nice restaurant not food shopping where I normally seem to find myself. 

This pattern is based on an original I’m guessing from the 1950s, I would love to see what gals in the past came up with when creating this dress!

Cutting the pieces was fun there are only three pieces to the pattern the skirt(s) and the bodice, you end up with one piece once sewn together that you put on over your head and bring the full skirt around to the front. It took me a while to figure out how it worked when I initially looked at the pattern, I'm thinking where is the rest of the dress this cannot just be it?

Not realising that the dress requires no zip or buttons, but simply can be tied or buttoned at the front, depending on your trimming preference. The back of the dress wraps around to the front for a pencil dress with full skirt over the top kind of look! It is very Betty Draper and looks super adorable with a full petticoat underneath. I can definitely envision wearing this piece with some beautiful capri trousers underneath.

For the trimming I opted for some bias tape, I've never trimmed a dress before as I find the look a bit twee on me, but it worked out quite well. I used some Gingham Seersucker Fabric from Minerva and wore it on my holiday to Crete, it is a great piece to wear when you have been to the beach and just want to throw something on over your soggy swimwear, yet still look put together. 

Now initially the dress looked a bit like a dinner ladies tabard, I think the dress doesn’t need so much fabric on the bodice as it can look a bit frumpy – I have a large bust so this tends to happen a lot, but with a couple of extra darts it looks much better. I would definitely recommend pinning bodice to yourself or a mannequin as you go along just so you can get the fit just right.

This pattern is great for people who do not like following patterns aka me, there aren’t a hundred fiddley pieces to cut out and there is minimal sewing involved. And you end up with such a glamourous piece that looks like it would be really complex to make but you can make in a jiffy.

I would definitely use this pattern again and think I would opt for a gorgeous taffeta next time you could even add 3/4 length sleeves to it to bring into a more autumn look. And imagine it with some shiny diamanté buttons for a fastening sigh I die at the possibilities.

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Stretch Mesh Tanacross Cardi

I often have fabric that I fall in love with and buy, but it just sits on my shelves as I'm too nervous to cut into it. Stretch mesh is one of those fabrics. So pretty and light, but how do you use it?? I dove in with this layering piece though using this gorgeous floral Stretch Mesh Fabric.
For this version, I used the Tanacross Cardi from New Horizons Designs. It is a PDF pattern company that I trust to give me great results. I envisioned this being a layering piece for the fall over a t-shirt or vest, or being a good item for holidays over swimwear. 
The cardigan can be worn open or closed for dramatically different looks. This is the hip length, but there is a longer version as well.
I used some crochet lace trim for the front edges to add a sweet detail, too. There's similar Lace Trim available at Minerva, just make sure to prewash if it has cotton content so that it can shrink if necessary.
For the closure on it, it calls for a button and button hole but I chose to use a metal snap with some ponte to stabilize it since it is such a delicate fabric.
Sewing with delicate fabrics like these doesn't have to be too difficult. I did all of the construction on my overlocker, and hemmed using a coverstitch machine with stretch thread in the looper. Alternatively, you could usea sewing machine for construction with a stretch stitch and a rolled hem on an overlocker or sewing machine to finish it off. It might help to use some tearaway stabilizer if it is giving you any trouble or clear elastic in any critical seams as well. Of course, it doesn't fray so you could just skip hemming altogether!
This fabric would also make a lovely floaty top to wear over a vest or camisole. I had a hard time narrowing down which pattern to use!! I will probably use scraps for some colorblocking on the back of a vest or perhaps for some lingerie.
Happy sewing! Dive into those 'difficult' fabrics :)
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Winter Jacket

I wanted to show the last jacket I made for myself. It is a blazer cut jacket, with a notched lapel collar which is always interesting to sew. It is a very basic kind of jacket which you can use for different occasions. You can use it on a daily basis in a casual look, for a formal event or even for a sporty chic look, depending on the fabric you use.

I made the pattern myself, a simple transformation with a bit of evase and with the basic darts on the front and back. I added a notched lapel collar, and tailor sleeves. A simple cut, and easy to wear.

I used a great fabric from Minerva. It is a heavy Coat Weight Fabric with a slight soft brushed surface. It imitates wool really well, but being a mixture of polyester and viscose, not only allows it to be easy to take care of, but it also has a very affordable price. The fabric has a very soft touch and it’s really warm. You can steam iron it, and it remains perfect! There’s a wide variety of colours available, and it is really easy to sew and manipulate.

The lining I used is the spot weave Jacquard Lining Fabric. The lining is ideal, with a small polka dots design, and super well priced. The quality of the lining is amazing, and really pleasant.

I needed a basic blazer cut jacket for my wardrobe for the winter, and wanted it to be really warm. I can say the choice of the fabric was excellent.

I added fusible interfacing to the collar, and to the inside facing of the front of the jacket, which added stiffness to these pieces. The buttonholes are hidden, which I hadn’t sewn before, and I thought it was a great chance to try this.

I ordered two meters of the coat fabric, and around 1,5 meters for the lining, and I had nothing leftover!. The needle was a 90 Shmetz regular needle. I sewed a UK size 6 for this jacket.

The part where I struggled most was when I had to join the lining with the sleeves. The sleeves have an opening, which drove me mad while sewing. But I finally figured it out, and can say it looks great.

And well, I did not sew the buttons yet as I am waiting to find the perfect ones for the jacket. Any suggestions?

I finally finished it and could wear it ate easy once this winter. I styled it with regular straight jeans, a white t-shirt, and comfortable sneakers. This basic look gives all the importance to the jacket, which is simple but gets all the greatness from the fabric.

It’s an easy pattern to sew, which could be a good piece to start on jacket sewing. This kind of pattern is great to practice the notch lapel collar sewing, which is tricky at the beginning.

Hope you like the jacket I made!

xoxo

Anita @ diywithmanneken

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Beatrix Potter Crochet Scarf

Hi, I’m Jennie, @wildwrites on Twitter and Instagram. I’m a writer, educator, and researcher by day and an avid knitter, crocheter, sewist and crafter in my spare time! 

Like many other makers, I love whipping things up for myself, friends and family. I love working with natural fibres – cottons and viscose when sewing; wool and linen when knitting and crocheting. I have vegan relatives and I wanted to make a present for my little niece who is lucky enough to be growing up in the beautiful Lake District but animal fibres are out of the question in terms of apparel and accessories. So, when Minerva Crafts offered me the chance to review a product, I jumped at the opportunity.

The yarn is

Wendy Anaphora in the ‘Degas’ colourway. This is one in a series of yarns inspired by Twentieth Century artists including Hockney (fuchsia, blue and violet), Mondrian (rather funky red, yellow and green), Gaugin (all fiery reds and orange) and Degas (glass and sea greens with white). The effect when working with the yarn gives it that on-trend marled look without the fiddly-ness of having to hold the yarn double. Best of all, as it’s made from 50% acrylic and 50% cotton it is vegan-friendly. I used the Degas colourway which is not only surprisingly soft, it also has gorgeous sea foam colours in its cake. The yarn comes up from the cake, so you won’t have to re-skein it or worry about getting into a tangle. That said, do look out for the 4-ply strands getting caught up in your project bag, this is easily rectified by ensuring your yarn is properly tightly wound near the beginning of the cake if you’re on the go. I did get into a bit of a tangle and had to snap some of it and re-tie it back in but with the ends woven in no-one will ever know (so, shhhh!). I would also recommend going no bigger than a needle or hook size 3.5 as although it is a 4-ply it works up a bit like lace. I love the gradient effect in the scarf and might find it hard to wrap it up and send it on.

The tools are

a 3.5mm hook which was part of the Knit Pro Waves Hook Set. I use Clover Locking Stitch Markers  to hold the loop of working yarn when I’m on the go. These, almost nappy-pin-esque markers I find are sturdy and I haven’t had the horrible situation like I’ve had with other, slightly cheaper, markers where one pings open and your work begins to unravel. (I do covet the lovely Addi Heart Shaped Markers, maybe that’s one for my letter to Santa!).

The pattern is

the Beatrix Potter scarf and stole, designed by Mercy Schwisow and is free from Ravelry. Of course, with living so close to Ambleside, this pattern is perfect for a little fan of Jemima Puddleduck, Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter’s other creations. The yarn is perfect too to go with the nearby countryside with some stunning greens in the yarn.

Thanks for reading this and I’d love to see what your crafty makes with Wendy Anaphora yarn. If you’d like to please share your makes on Instagram by tagging @MinervaCrafts and/or using the hashtag #MinervaMakes.

Jennie @wildwrites

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Knitted Fabric Lucky Dip Bag Review

Hello!

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Lucky Dip Fabric Bags from Minerva in the Knit fabric selection. I chose the 5 metre pack in assorted colours and I was lucky enough to be sent two bags to try out and see the variety available in these. 

These Lucky Dip bags or Fabric Bundles come in a range of fabric types so you can chose from wovens, knits, jerseys, stretch knits, cottons, and there are fabric lengths from 2metres to 5 metres, depending on which size you chose to buy. They are also grouped by colours so you can chose pink, red, blues etc or assorted colours.

So in the 2 metre bundle, it is made up of maybe one piece of two metres or maybe 4 pieces of half metre pieces. The smallest piece of fabric will be at least half a metre. You will not know what you get until it arrives hence the Lucky Dip element!!! These are all remnant pieces of fabric or bolt ends but are not shop soiled so they are as good as you would buy them if you were to purchase individually and at full price. And if the bundle arrives and they are not suitable colours etc, you can return the bag as per any other returns!

This is the first bag I received.

I am new to working with knit fabrics so I thought this would be a good place to start and get to work with all different types of knit fabrics. There was a great variety in the both bags; in the first I got a good 2 metres of the stripy blue/green fabric which had a black base mesh detail with the coloured fabric strips. These are not my colours to wear but would make a beautiful shift dress with the strips horizontal as the fabric was quite pretty when held up.

The green was more of a viscose jersey and it was perhaps 1.5m in length. I chose to make a toile of the Sew Over it Molly top from the City Break Capsule Wardrobe.

This was a great way to test out the pattern and to get the size right. However this type of fabric isn’t really ideal for this top as I didn’t like the drape of it. This top is more suited to a cotton jersey or heavier jersey like a Ponte. I didn’t finish the hems/ sleeves as I knew it wasn’t going to be worn! I may cut it up again and make some simple PJ bottoms for my little boy! All may not be lost!

The black stripe fabric is close to 1m in length and has a small amount of stretch in it. I’m not sure what I could make with this as I don’t wear black that much. If someone worked in an office environment, then maybe a pencil skirt or a shift top would be smart.

The leopard print fabric is approx 0.5 m too and is very drapey. Again this is not my style and I couldn’t think of anything to make with this but someone would like it as a top with perhaps a plain fabric on the back as it is a smaller piece but could be made to work with imagination!

The second 5m bag contained 5 pieces of fabric.

The largest piece of 2m was the plain black. It was a heavier weight knit similar to a Ponte di roma. With this I made a Sew Over It Emma dress from their online class.

This is a pattern I have used before and it was a staple dress in my wardrobe last Autumn/Winter so I decided to make it in a plain black and accessorise with statement necklace. Black tights and shoes and you are dressed!! Every girl needs a little black dress after all!!! I haven’t worn it yet as the weather has been too warm!!

The lovely lilac knit has a very nice feel to it and it came in a 1m piece. I decided to try my hand at making the McCall’s M7322 that came free with Love Sewing magazine some time ago. I decided to make view A as it was sleeveless and I could make it with the amount of fabric I had! I made it to have for the hot summer months. However, I remembered why I have moved away from the big patterns and sew more indie ones as this sewed up soooo big! I went by my measurements according to the pattern and I just don’t know what happened and where but it’s huge!!!! To the point of being un-wearable so I scrapped the finishes on it but maybe I could take it in for next summer as the fabric and colour is very good!

The black and white stripes fabric has approximately 2m there. This is not to my liking but my mother loves it so this could be sewn up into a skirt for her. It is a lovely fabric with a beautiful feel to it and a small amount of stretch.

There is a small amount of the black lace type knit so maybe enough to make a simple t-shirt or shift top which would be an easy sew and wearable. It could be underlined with a stretch lining and would be lovely to have the sleeves see through. This is a picture of one Lisa Comfort did some time ago and there may be just enough fabric to do that!

The bright shinny metallic pink is a small piece of 0.5m and I’m not sure what to do with that one!!!

Overall this was a fun project as it made me think outside of my usual sewing styles and allowed me to practice working with knits before I move on to ordering more knits for autumn/winter!

Thanks again Minerva!

The Sewing Obsession

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