Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Darling Ranges Dress

Megan Nielsen Darling Range Dress - Viscose fabric in chocolate brown with pink spring blossoms, I bought this in London last year. It's a little thicker than normal viscose, might be a blend, perfect for a dress, especially a gathered dress, something substantial and drapey. I cut the length of the bodice to the longest size length but sewed a size M all round. I sewed the elbow length sleeves with the little elastic cuffs, I love the slightly puffed sleeve look. I chose mahogany wood buttons, I had dark brown buttons too but the warmer shade brightens the dress.
There's a robin in the right hand side of this photo, he was gawping at the camera!
 Fountain pen ink nib pendant Tatty Devine
I added the little ties at the back.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Old Rose Montana Shirt

I'm impressed I managed two shirts from 3 metres of fabric and I'm planning on ordering this fabric in a different colour, perhaps a mint green, it's a lovely smooth quality pure cotton.Minerva sent me to review Old Rose Cotton Poplin
Photographed with Wolf and Moon Cecile pendant olive green.
Itch to Stitch Montana Shirt pattern, the cropped tie version. I plan on making the regular length version too and using the long sleeve with sleeve plackets. I love the stand up collar, for this version I decided to add the top button and used the suitable interfacing for it - firm interfacing for the collar and collar stand. It looks really smart, there's nothing more satisfying to sew than a dress shirt in a beautiful fabric. 3/4 sleeves are from the Bonn Shirt pattern.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Cable Mens Newcastle Cardigan

Thread Theory Newcastle Cardigan - in a beautiful shade of cornflower Bergen - Lazuli Blue Aran Cables Double Jersey with royal blue kam snaps. It is a more subdued shade than in the evening light photos. The cardigan is quite time consuming as it's the same work as making a blouse but it always looks polished.  I bought some woven mens sewing patterns so that will keep me busy over the quarantine weekends.
Little white flower pin Julia de Klerk. I think these jacket pins are perfect on him because he is rather dapper and clean cut! I chose white, my favourite, and the yellow as daffodils remind me of him.
Awh, good puppy!
I interfaced the collar and the button placket. I sewed both the neckline and the collar outside at 1cm instead of 1.5cm so it's approximately 1cm wider. This is size L and I left off the shoulder and back yokes this time.
I want to sew Mr W the wide collar next time as I also ordered some dark grey cable knit, and cream for me. 2 metres each. The blue is a great colour for spring and it still looks handsome.

Darling Ranges Dress

Megan Nielsen Darling Range Dress - Viscose fabric in chocolate brown with pink spring blossoms, I bought this in London last year. It'...