Saturday, 12 November 2022

Elodie Wrap Top & Flint Shorts

As usual, I’m playing catch up and still sharing some of my favourite summer sewing projects! I also don’t have much to share in the way of winter appropriate sewing as my sewing time has been occupied with sewing baby clothes ready for the rapidly approaching arrival of my niece. I'm also about to tackle a big coat project which I think may take me some time...I'm excited to get my teeth stuck into a long and complex project though.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Closet Core Patterns Elodie Wrap Top Hack in Cousette Viscose Twill from Good Fabric

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Embroidered Gingham Sofia Top

I made this top a while ago and it has swiftly become one of my favourites. It has been particularly good for that late summer into autumn season when I find it tricky to know what to wear. It looks great with jeans or wide legged trousers. The pattern is the Sofia from Victory Patterns which I've used once before to make a dress but I wanted something a little different from it this time.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Victory Patterns Sofia Top in Embroidered Gingham from Fabric Godmother

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Rust Red Tencel Twill Saguaro Set

I, like many others it would seem, loved the unique design of the Saguaro Set from Friday Pattern Company as soon as it was released. Fashionable secret pyjamas at their finest. I like that FPC designs always have a sense of fun to them. I did have a few doubts about how much I would enjoy wearing an outfit which flashed a bit of midriff as it’s not an area I love, but I’m pleased I took the plunge as this is cleverly drafted to sit in just the right spot so that I don't feel too exposed at all.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Friday Pattern Company Saguaro Set in Tencel Twill

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Cotton/Rayon Everyday Dress

I loved the look of the recently released Everyday Dress from The New Craft House as soon as they posted a sneak peek of it on their Instagram. So I was over the moon when it appeared in my inbox as Hannah and Rosie kindly sent it over as a gift for being part of their ambassador programme. I've taken a while to get on board with the puff sleeve trend but it is definitely starting to grow on me. And yes I liked it enough to make it even with all that gathering to do! The fabric actually made the gathering really quick and straightforward. It is lightweight so gathered up easily and it has quite a crisp hand so stayed put where I wanted it rather than slipping about.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: New Craft House Everyday Dress in Rayon/Cotton Blend Iris Print from The Fabric Store