All sorts of dolls

Over the years I have made a few dolls for children and grandchildren but I have never knitted a doll.  I borrowed this book from the library.  The picture on the cover attracted my attention. I have been watching a lot of cricket recently and I like to have some knitting to do while watching…

PDF Patterns and my silly mistake

I have only recently discovered the joys of online downloadable patterns.  The first downloadable pattern I bought from Blueprints for Sewing was the Geodesic sweatshirt.  It was so easy to make up the pattern pieces once the pattern was downloaded. My second attempt, from a different website, didn’t work out quite so smoothly thanks to…

Second version

This was the first version I made of this particular top. I have now made a second version but this time it is version A.  I used a teeshirt fabric which was much more flexible/drapey than the previous fabric used, in fact I think it was a bit too flexible so next time I will…

A shirt from an old pattern I had used in times long gone

I had bought this fabric when I bought the Ikat fabric and I thought I would make a shirt dress with it but then decided I would just make a shirt.  I had a pattern I had used many years ago and so cut out the fabric using that pattern. It was all going beautifully…

Still more sewing

Further to the striped top I posted previously, I had fabric left over so thought I should make use of it rather than consigning it to the stash to lie dormant. The pattern I used is this one.  View B.  This is one of my new patterns bought at the sale. It was a lovely…

And the sewing has continued. . . . .

Further to my pattern buying, the next article I made was from this fabric, also bought at a Spotlight sale. Another puchase that didn’t break the bank but as it is so long since I have done any clothing sewing for me I didn’t want to spend big and then find that it didn’t work…