15 April, 2015
LizDN9 added the project NewLook Spring jacket
A simple jacket design, this time from NewLook patterns (K6217). Made from a lovely cotton fabric which was a bit pricier than I usually opt for, but it was lovely to work with. The sleeves are par…
LizDN9 added the project Basic Drape Jersey Cardigan
A simple drape cardigan made from jersey fabric – my first project inserting sleeves!! I am really pleased with how this cardigan came out, my second Ottobre pattern and again – no pattern adjustme…
23 March, 2015
LizDN9 commented on the project Simple Drape top
Yes Mary, it’s out of the Ottobre Woman current issue (Spring/ Summer 2015) – I can always get a copy at my local WHSmith (other newsagents are available!)
22 March, 2015
LizDN9 added the project Simple Drape top
A simple top, with some pleats added at one shoulder to create a drape effect. This is the first Ottobre pattern I have done and very pleased with it. You take your size measurement from your bust,…
LizDN9 added the project Applique Cat Cushion
A cushion I made for my friend for her birthday. Made from bits I had in the fabric box, contrasting fabrics divided by a cotton ribbon. I got the idea from Sew Mag, you can download the cat templa…
2 February, 2015
LizDN9 commented on the project Sorbetto Variation
but of course! It’s a lovely soft lightweight cotton x
1 February, 2015
LizDN9 added the project Sorbetto Variation
I made this top based loosely on the Colette patterns sorbetto top, I have made the sorbetto top before and knew that it fit round me, I had also already made the adaptations for an FBA, and liked …
25 January, 2015
LizDN9 added the project Square wheat bag
Filled with dried wheat and lavender to make a toasty wheat bag for chilly nights.
22 January, 2015
My Grandma managed to get hold of some dried wheat from a local farmer, I have since been making these wheat bags for me and my friends. Easy to make…simply cut the fabric to the size/ shape you …
16 September, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Margot Pyjama Bottoms
A basic Pyjama bottom pattern from Tilly and the Buttons book: “Love at First Stitch”. My first pair of trousers! (Albeit super simple ones!) Sorry for the crazy shadows in one of the pictures!
24 August, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Stuffed floor cushion
Another floor cushion I have made for a family member, you stuff the cushion with a single duvet/ blankets, perfect way to store those extra winter layers, and the mean time you have a large squash…
12 August, 2014
2 August, 2014
LizDN9 commented on the project Rosette Cushion
Sort of, inspired by one I saw in a book I which explained how to make a rosette but then applied to my own design :) xx
29 July, 2014
LizDN9 commented on the project Beachy cushion
I stitched it with the machine…but don’t be fooled. I stitched it with matching thread, which you can’t see in this picture. The ribbon already has the white sticth you see in it, as part of the …
28 July, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Simple stripes cushion
Exactly what the project name suggests!
LizDN9 added the project Spots and Stripes Cushion
Another one from my ‘nautical’ collection!
LizDN9 added the project Beachy cushion
Simple oxford cushion cover with added ribbon detail
LizDN9 added the project Rosette Cushion
I used stripey fabric for a nautical feel!
LizDN9 added the project Cushion seat pads
Simple covered foam cushion seat pads.
14 July, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Lamp shades
Home made pair of lamp shades in any fabric you want!
8 June, 2014
6 June, 2014
LizDN9 commented on the project Bow-Clutch
Thanks, this is a quick project to make, I feel the need to make many in lots of different prints!
5 June, 2014
2 June, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Floor Cushion/ Blanket storage
A slouchy floor cushion but it is cleverly stuffed with a spare single duvet and a crocheted blanket, which you can take out and use on chilly nights!
I used coordinating fabric which were left …
1 June, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Spotty Peg Bag
Peg Bag made by my own pattern, with fabric left over from the basket liner I made. I ended up with the hole a bit too big so added a ruffle into the gap.
LizDN9 commented on the project Nautical Stripes Bag
Thanks, if I were to self critique I would make the handle strap a couple of centimetres thinner, so it sits on the shoulder better. Also it’s a deep bag – okay for stuffing your stuff in (towel, b…
31 May, 2014
LizDN9 added the project The Sorbetto Top
A free pattern from Colette Patterns to make this basic cotton vest.
The pattern bias binds all the edges, but I added full seam allowances and used french seams in the sides so I had no raw edg…
LizDN9 added the project Nautical Stripes Bag
A kind of slouch bag, fully lined, pattern drafted by myself.
28 May, 2014
LizDN9 commented on the project Raglan Sleeve Swing Top
I love this top….shame I am not as skinny as you… I think you will figure out pattern grading very soon though?!! Thanks for sharing :)
27 May, 2014
LizDN9 added the project Tribal print top
My first ever attempt at making clothing, with input from my Mum. I was given the fabric from one of my Mum’s friends, and I drafted the pattern from an old top I had. Mum helped me to make it fit …