Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.
I’ve made lots of cardigans over the last few years but none of them were as multipurpose as I wanted. If they were a nice neat design then the sleeves were too tight. For me a cardigan is something I will wear over something else so I like it to go on easily over a […]
I’m very excited to be joining the Minerva Makers’ team and this is my first post using the fabric they kindly sent me for free. There is no other payment involved.I chose this blue all-cotton chambray from the hundreds of fabrics available to me. I always love a chambray and the delicate white flower pattern […]
For my second Fuller Cardigan I wanted something more casual for every day. And I wanted it longer I kind of made these changes as I went along. I had already made changes to the pattern as detailed in my first blog on the Fuller (https://sheilaokelly.com/2020/09/04/cashmerette-fuller-cardigan-hits-the-mark/).On the first version I misplaced a bit of the […]
I had made these red viscose Cashmerette Calder Pants and Helen’s Closet Ashton top and decided I would need a jacket/cardigan to go with them. Why I’m dreaming up these going-out outfits at the moment is pure escapism as we won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! I detailed my Calder adjustments in the first Calder […]
I have made quite a few wide-leg trousers but these are quite different. They’re more dressy somehow and will be really useful for nights out over winter – if they ever happen again!They’re trans-seasonal Cashmerette Calders in a brushed viscose twill (I think that’s the fabric). I just love this pattern and plan to make […]
Another Cissy Dress from Homer and Howells (https://www.homerandhowells.com/shop-online/cissy). I think this will be very wearable. Binding attached on coverstitch machine This time I trimmed the neck and the cuffs in red using the binder attachment for my Coverstitch machine. Because this type of binding tends to shrink an opening a little, I trimmed half an […]
I’m really looking forward to wearing this Cissy Dress from Homer and Howells (https://www.homerandhowells.com/shop-online/cissy) in the autumn and winter. It is so so comfortable on and yet makes me feel properly put together. I’m surprised that the bright colour works so well on me. Happy dance! I’ll probably add a necklace, and then boots later […]
This mask from Pattern Union is really comfy and so easy to make. It’s also free on their website (they give the coupon code there https://www.patternunion.com.au/product-page/non-surgical-face-mask). You can make it from neoprene or scuba. Mine is a thick neoprene which has sponginess sandwiched between two layers. There is no lining and just one quick seam. […]
I haven’t made at T for a while and I also wanted to make one for the forthcoming ‘Sewing Lovers Ireland’ t-shirt challenge. This is the Eva Tee from Pattern Union (https://www.patternunion.com.au/product-page/eva-tee). I think it worked out okay. However, when it was finished the sleeves were much too long and a bit tight towards the […]
Arden pants; Ashton top; LB Pullover; Kabuki tee; self-drafted trousers I’ve been trying to make sure I can co-ordinate clothes in my wardrobe and I had this in mind when I made these over the weekend. They’re the Helen’s Closet Ashton top (https://helensclosetpatterns.com/product/ashton-top-pdf-pattern/) and trousers hacked from three patterns: Cutting Line Design one-seam pants, and […]
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