Saturday, 20 February 2021

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt Roses

Lady McElroy cotton lawn from Minerva for their website.  Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt This is the fourth time I've sewn one. I used mauve 15mm buttons from Mr W and I bought the same set but in 11/ 12 mm, which I used for the cuffs. I didn't have any thread that matches this rose/mauve colour so I ended up finding a taupe/beige match on amazon. I can make shirts with all the colours now. I love the proper shirt look with its collar stand, nicely sized collar, placket and cuffs. I marked the buttons on with new sewing biros and they wouldn't iron off even with hot steam, I thought I would have to redo the placket, in the end I scrubbed them off with soapy water! 

Monday, 28 December 2020

Itch to Stitch Montana Shirt

Cotton lawn plaid fabric supplied by Minerva for their websiteItch to Stitch Montana Shirt full shirt version, I sewed my muslin in cotton poplin with the tie front. I used the metal ring snap fasteners for this shirt, which I had purchased for mens tshirts. 

Tatty Devine christmas jumper pendant.

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Sew Beautiful Mornington Dress

I sewed the Mornington Blouse or Dress in 2.1 metres? of Cotton Lawn in Lilac. I lined it in a soft beige crepe blouse fabric, it doesn't crease so there is only the outer layer to iron! This dress is beautiful because it's simply, dreamy and the body is fully lined so you can use airy light fabrics or the same fabric, I used a lightweight microcrepe in beige, which I had already. The sleeves are unlined but you could line them instead of hemming, but I think they drape better as one layer. I've ordered some beautiful lightweight cotton lawn for a delicate Mornington Dress.

LaVidriola donuts necklace, I don't actually eat donuts (never vegan?) but love the colours and it sits nicely. UK Amazon Affiliate link.  / Sew Beautiful Kennis Wong - Other Countries