Added Mar 22, 2011
I got this Simplicity 1967 pattern in a bundle from one charity shop and then found the fabric about 6 months later at another shop. The print was so close to the pattern envelope illustration that I had to make it, even though I didn’t think that the pattern was appropriate for knits.
In my typical not-thinking-it-through method of clothing construction, I did not match the plaids; then I realized after putting in the zipper that I could just make it a pull-on skirt with a plain waistband, so I ripped it out, serged up the sides and added a simple 10cm band on top. The knit is a bit stretchier than I expected, so it’s a bit low on the hips, but still works ok.
My little guy saw me trying to take photos of myself with the timer and decided he wanted to be in the shot too. I guess his outfit counts as a sewing project too, since I did the knee patches ;)
1m of knit fabric from my local charity shop. I thought it was polyester, but now that I’m wearing it, I can feel the itch of wool.
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Fashion & Trends
Three takes on how to wear a menswear essential.
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
Meet the colorful designer behind our upcoming fashion design course.
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