Always extra length needed in the arms

Today I managed to get a bit of sewing done.  I always seem to get side tracked when I am on my way to the sewing room which is up at the back of the garden.  I tend to find that there are things in the garden that need doing or demand my attention.  For example yesterday on my way to do some sewing I noticed that the hedge needed pruning so I did half of the hedge then after lunch I cut some flowers for inside and while doing that I noticed that the roses needed fertilising.  One thing led to another and so the sewing didn’t take place until today.

 

I had this garment cut out so it was just a case of sewing it together.  I have long arms and every pattern I use I have to adjust the sleeves so they fit me correctly.  They look really long in the picture but they fit me perfectly.

This was a very easy pattern but to show up the seam work I think I will make it in two colours next time.

A new summer dressing gown.


Some of you may remember this pattern from previous blog posts I have done.  This is now my third make of this particular brunchcoat.  It is such an easy pattern to make up and the fabric at Spotlight was so inexpensive I couldn’t resist making myself a new version.

Re-purposing a man’s shirt

This is my third go at re-purposing or recycling a man’s shirt. This time I didn’t bother unpicking I just cut each of the sections along the seams.  I used the same pattern as I used previously but in a larger size.

I am delighted with how it turned out.

Detail of the collar and the original label attached.