Thursday, 3 March 2022

Merino Fall Turtleneck and Port Flint Pants

I've been a little uninspired to sew of late. I always find my sew-jo has a little lull in the winter months. I find the warmer weather so much more exciting to sew for and I can feel my motivation creeping back with the first bulbs peeking up at this time of year. However, I have recently added two winning winter garments to my wardrobe which have seen a lot of wear since I finished them in January.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Papercut Patterns Fall Turtleneck & Megan Nielsen Flint Pants in The Fabric Store Merino Jersey & Stretch Suiting

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Knitting! A Moss Green Deep Sea Sweater

I'm kicking off 2022 on the blog with something a little unusual for me...knitting! I started to knit a few years ago and still count myself very much as a beginner. I've dabbled in a few different stitches and techniques but my mind is still blown by colour work, lace work and increasing and decreasing by any more than a few stitches. I've been using kits up until this point as I haven't been able to quite get my head around matching yarn to a pattern! There are so many different types, weights and choices! I've been making an effort to look at patterns I like and the yarn recommendations and think I understand more now so maybe next time I'll give that a whirl.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Moss Green Wool and the Gang Deep Sea Sweater

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Gingham Wool Gauze Wilder Gown

I've got quite a quick little post for you today as I've already talked about this pattern twice before. But I wanted to share with you my winter version of the Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Company. The rave reviews of this pattern drew me to it when it was first released but at that time oversized smock designs were quite a departure from my normal style (now I'm ALL about them!). I tentatively dipped my toe in the water by making the top first and loved the straightforward construction and fit which was more slim around the shoulders and upper chest than I expected. I think it is this fit around the upper portion of the body which prevents me from feeling swamped in fabric when wearing the dress as everything sits really nicely and the swooshy movement all happens from below the chest down.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown in Gingham Wool Gauze from The Fabric Store

Friday, 19 November 2021

Green Linen McCalls 7969

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: McCalls 7969 in Moss Green Linen from The New Craft House

I'm back...with a completely seasonably inappropriate dress! I made and photographed this dress way back in August and it became such a favourite over the last few weeks of summer that I decided it was too good not to share. Plus when the thing I like least about sewing and blogging is taking the photos and I've actually gone to the effort to take some I'm going to share them!