7 June, 2009
zlethbri added the project My first Liberty blouse
I frequently shop in the liberty sale and have made quite a few things for my daughters from my finds, but this is the first time I’ve made myself a blouse. I managed to loose the magazine once I’…
9 April, 2009
zlethbri added the project Brown swirl silk dress
I bought the fabric for this dress nearly a year ago now. I started the dress to wear to a wedding last August and didn’t manage to get it done in time. Then I had another push last month for a 3…
28 March, 2009
zlethbri posted a message on emrichkh's wall
You wanted to know where I got the rocket fabric for my son’s PJs. It was crybaby fabrics. They do fantastic fabrics especially jersey and loads of them are great for kids. Luckily living in the…
zlethbri added the project Girl's Flower Jacket
This is a special gift for the daughter of friends in Australia who dealing with some tragic events at the moment.
It is all made from leftovers in the stash and I should included the sunny ye…
31 January, 2009
zlethbri commented on the project Fleece Jacket with Tulip
That’s a beautiful jacket. Especially the embroidery. Fingers crossed your daughter doesn’t grow too quickly.
15 January, 2009
zlethbri added the project Grey knot dress
I loved this pattern in BWoF, but I hate skirts with slits. It wasn’t until I was tracing the pattern that I thought ‘why not make it an A-line?’ It’s the first time I’ve significantly re-drafted…
8 January, 2009
zlethbri added the project floppy flower top
I just loved this pattern when it came out in BWoF. I’m sure I’ll be making it again.
zlethbri added the project So good I made it twice.
I can’t pass up a bargin. This means I have lots of lovely, but small pieces of fabric from remnant bins.
For the grey jacket I bought a vintage button. I stupidly dropped it on the floor wh…
zlethbri added the project A gift of the Force..
.. well nearly. My son is a Star Wars fan (something to do with Daddy watching it constantly with him from an early age!) so I thought that I would knock up a Han Solo outfit for his Christmas pre…
zlethbri commented on the project Front-tie Peplum Jacket
What a beautiful jacket. I love the colour and particularly the shape. I hope you get a lot of wear out of it.
6 December, 2008
zlethbri added the project Blue Tank Top
My first go at knitting colourwork (different colours on the same row). I now need to sew the perfect blouse to go with it.
2 October, 2008
zlethbri added the project Linen Suit
I’ve had this jacket pattern for a while and after posting a question about it on the forum here I decided to go ahead and make it. As soon as JJ suggested high-waist trousers they had to be Bella…
17 August, 2008
zlethbri added the project Rocket PJs
When we had a visitor coming over from the States recently it was on the condition that they brought some fabric with them. My son chose this rocket fabric for some PJs.
For any behinners who…
4 June, 2008
zlethbri added the project Chapeau perdu
I made this little sun-hat for my daughter as we were going to a wedding in the South of France and she only had her brother’s old karki sun-hats to wear. It only took an evening to make and turne…
27 March, 2008
zlethbri added the project Box Pleat Skirt
I’ve made something for me at last. I love box pleats. When this pattern came up in the Burda mag I had to make it. I wanted to bind the seams and bought some satin bias binding. It was complet…
15 March, 2008
zlethbri added the project A pair of party dresses
I am looking forward to a lot of sewing fun making things for my two girls. These are the first ‘matching’ dresses I have made for them. They are to wear to a friend’s wedding in May.
15 February, 2008
zlethbri added the project Girl's Spring Outfit
This fabric was on sale at £1/m. Not only is it pretty but it’s tough, almost like denim. I used these trousers to practice matching stripes. I’m pretty pleased with the result.
I don’t lik…
7 February, 2008
zlethbri commented on the project raspberry scarf
I’ve put a few of mine on too. If you are into knitting and crochet and haven’t found it already then you should apply to join Ravelry. It’s the Burda Style o…
6 February, 2008
zlethbri commented on the article Nikkishell: Finished night gown and wardrobe planning
Sew, sew, sew. That’s what I did. I left ALL the household chores and I don’t think I even packed a bag as I was having a homebirth. I’ve only just managed to get back to sewing now after six mo…
zlethbri added the project Girl's Coat
I picked up this blue/grey wool in a remnant bin and I had a lovely coat pattern that I wanted to make for my daughter. I looked for some velvet for the collar and pocket welts and couldn’t find a…
23 November, 2007
zlethbri added the project Boy's Winter Outfit
I made my son this outfit as I struggle to find nice RTW for young boys in the UK. Thankfully he likes it as kids are very harsh critics. I lined the trousers with some thin jersey to make them a…
18 October, 2007
zlethbri commented on the project Crochet Blue Top
This top looks great. It’s a lovely pattern. I’m glad you are enjoying crochet. I love it too. I only discovered last year that I could crochet and knit in the car without feeling sick. All th…
3 October, 2007
zlethbri posted a message on nikkishell's wall
I’ve just posted a dress (BWOF 02-2007-123) that I am finding useful post-pregnancy. It’s in a knit fabric so fits rounds the tummy as it’s going back in (even more slowly with number three!). Th…
zlethbri added the project Liberty Dress
I wanted to make this dress in Liberty print jersey since the BWOF magazine came out in February. I waited patiently until the summer sale in June and got this fabric. The dress is a bit of a mai…
31 August, 2007
zlethbri commented on the project Lace Cardigan
This is from the Rowan magazine no. 41 the pattern is called Lords and Ladies. I discovered the Rowan magazines last year and am now completely hooked. I always want to make about ten items per i…
29 August, 2007
zlethbri added the project Lace Cardigan
Having a small baby sewing is not really an option at the moment. I have been able to finish of some of my knitting projects though. Here is a lace cardigan in a kid mohair and silk yarn. It was…
15 July, 2007
The bump is still hanging in there, but I’m sure it will be any day now. This was a polyester chiffon, but I now feel confident to move onto silk if I see the right fabric. The pattern made thing…
3 July, 2007
The Pattern is an Anna Sui one, Vogue 2940. If I find a silk chiffon that I fall in love with then I might tackle it again.
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28 June, 2007
zlethbri commented on the project Strawberry Raincoat
It’s been out in the rain once and didn’t leak. I used a cotton thread as someone suggested on the forum. The theory is that this expands when wet and fills the hole.