Category Archives: Knit Design

Rosewater Fabric & Lace Cowl

Summer isn’t usually conducive to knitting, but my latest published pattern was designed to be a quick knit for warm weather. The Rosewater Fabric & Lace Cowl, published in the August 2017 issue of “I Like Knitting,” combines my love of fabric and yarn to make a lacy cowl that’s half purchased lace fabric and half knitted lace.

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By using a sturdy lace fabric, there’s no need to finish the raw edges, minimizing sewing for those who prefer to focus on the knitting.

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Because most lace fabrics feature floral motifs, I wanted a knitting stitch pattern that would not compete with the floral elements. At the same time, I didn’t want a highly angular or geometric pattern, such as the ubiquitous diamond-based lace designs. After much searching, I found a flowery pattern that wasn’t a true floral. This design will complement a wide variety of floral lace fabrics.

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Experiment with different fabrics and color combos—use similar fabric and yarn colors like I did, or try contrasting or gradient colors in either half. I’d love to see what you try!

In sewing news, I ventured into the realm of home dec and made bedroom curtains using a gold/ cream brocade from Mood Fabrics. They’re lined with a very lightweight white cotton fabric. The curtains were 5 years in the making: I’ve been imagining these since we moved in! In the process, I discovered how difficult it is to cut a perfect rectangle out of fabric– the brocade tended to shift around, and the lining turned out to be off-grain. But the struggle with the fabrics was worth it– the curtains are everything I dreamed of!

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Mid-winter knitting and sewing

I’m very excited about my next knitting design for the year, for which I’m thrilled and honored to be collaborating once again with A Hundred Ravens yarns. I’m using this beautiful fingering weight yarn, Llyr (a plied wool/ silk blend), in colorway “Rose Tyler.”

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It is lovely to knit with, and the colors produce a gorgeous, subtle shading. (My Peony Shrug seems to have gotten me hooked on pink, after not wearing it for years). This design will be published by a 3rd-party publisher, so I can’t share any more details until it’s in print. But it will feature lots of lace, in many forms.

I’ve continued my diligent efforts to use up stash fabrics (my efforts not to add to stash have been less diligent). This skirt is from an out-of-print Vogue pattern, 8781, which I loved enough to purchase via Etsy (the seller—chajucreations– was kind enough to include a small crocheted doily in the package!).

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I purchased this fabric when Grey’s Fabric went out of business (before being reincarnated as Mercer’s Fabric). I had just under 1 yard of this 60” wide cotton/ spandex stretch gabardine-like remnant. I was able to fit the skirt front and back pieces, but did not plan my layout well and didn’t have enough for the waistband facing. Fortunately, I had a bit of stretch satin left over from a previous project to use as the facing. I was highly skeptical of the skirt before attaching the facings, but the facings were magic, and the shape of the waist dramatically improved once they were sewn on. I’m glad I went with the facings, rather than trying to turn under the waist seam allowance and stitch it down with a grosgrain ribbon.

Holidays always seem to sidetrack my crafting plans, usually because I embark on last-minute gifts for loved ones. But my birthday in January had the same effect, since my mom gifted me two lovely cuts of fabric. I couldn’t resist turning this cotton flannel into my tried-and-true pyjamas from McCall’s 4320. The pyjamas are meant to complement the set I made my husband for Christmas. Here we are in our new PJs!

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My next epic project is this Burda godet skirt.

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I was good and made a muslin of the top half to check waist and hip fitting, which revealed that I needed to take about 2” out of the waist circumference. Since this skirt has 4 seams (2 side seams, a center front, and a center back zipper), I simply curved each seam line ¼” inwards. I obtained a stretch lining fabric from Mercer’s Fabric during their Valentine’s day sale, and decided to make a partial lining (and not extend it all the way down to the flowy part of the skirt). Here’s the lining, a bit wrinkly, but otherwise fitting well.

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I’m using a beautiful, but slinky, burnout velvet, grey with purple undertones undertones (gifted by my husband when we visited Mood Fabrics in NYC in December). Whereas cutting the muslin took less than an hour, cutting and marking the velvet ended up being a day-long production. All the tips I read online recommended:

  1. Cutting out in a single layer of fabric.
  2. Using a rotary cutter and pattern weights to hold the pattern pieces down.
  3. Not using a tracing wheel to mark up the fabric.
  4. Hand-basting everything before sewing on the machine.

I obeyed all of these guidelines, and immediately saw why they were necessary. The fabric is so slinky that two layers will never stay put, and even slipping a scissor blade underneath will distort the fabric. I did manage to pin the pattern successfully to a single layer of fabric. For transferring pattern markings, I folded back the tissue paper along the mark, and used chalk to draw a line (or dots) adjacent to the fold. I then thread basted. I’ve hand-basted the darts, visible here from the wrong side and right side.

The proof of the pudding will be when I put it on the machine. If all goes well, I’ll have a finished skirt to show off next week!

 

 

Polishing off the TBD pile, and new pattern release

Week 1 of New Year’s resolution-keeping is off to a good start. First of all, I’m writing this post, so that satisfies my “blog regularly” goal.

My excitement for this week was the publication of one of my patterns by Valley Yarns Designs! Here’s Sabine Pullover, made in Valley Yarns Colrain (a merino/ tencel yarn). The sweater features a stitch pattern by Annie Maloney, who designs beautiful patterns. I’m in love with all her patterns from the Lace Cables volume.

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Secondly, the goal this week was to clear my backlog of unfinished projects or those needing repair (the “TBD” or “to be done” pile). I did pretty well. I finished the Adiri sweater, a few days late, but within the intended week. I’m beyond thrilled with it. Here’s a picture taken in bad lighting, but hopefully the beautiful stitch pattern is clear.

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My sewing to-do list grew a bit since I last posted. I fixed the sleeve caps on my cowl-neck tunic. It’s hard to see in the before and after pictures, but the tucks are gone now.

Setting in sleeve caps is always an anxiety-inducing event for me (I imagine this is how I’d feel trying to, say, steer an airplane). I follow the directions in this Craftsy tutorial for setting in sleeves. The conventional directions of running a line of gathering stitches only seems to solidify the tucks in my hands, not eliminate them. Here’s a picture of my pinned sleeve cap. I didn’t eliminate all tucks on this first attempt, and had to unstitch a small section again and retry. I used even more densely-spaced pins on the second attempt.

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I also decided to peg the hem of a pencil skirt I made about 5 years ago. It’s in a beautiful wool fabric I got on sale for $5. After my unexpected success with the Marfy dress, I realized that the reason I don’t wear the pencil skirt more often is that I don’t like the shape of the hem line. So I pegged the hem by 1” at the bottom, tapered over the course of 11”. I didn’t even try to trim the seam allowances of the skirt or lining (particularly because I’d finished the lining seams with mock-French seams, and didn’t want to undo those). I wasn’t going for couture here, I just wanted something I’d be happy to wear. Nobody else is going to see the inside of this thing, and I’ll just avoid looking when I take the skirt on and off!

I also had my mom’s and husband’s Christmas gifts to wrap up. My mom’s had been 4 years in the making. I purchased the pattern (Burda 2964) and a lovely ponte knit at Britex Fabrics on my last trip to San Francisco in 2012. The lady who helped me with my selections even went so far as to match the fabric to my complexion, when I told her that the garment would be for my mom (she asked if we had similar skin tones first, which I assured her of). I had made a muslin of view B in a cheap knit fabric purchased locally when I returned from the trip. My mom is about a size 10/12 according to the sizing info. I cut a 12, thinking I might have to take it in a tad, but the tunic was far too enormous around the neck and shoulders. Stumped, I spent the next 4 years contemplating the fitting issues at intervals. The stars aligned to retry it this Christmas, and I decided to cut a size 12 below the bust point, and taper to a size 8 in all pieces above the bust point. This fixed the original problem of having too much fabric between the full bust and shoulder seam (in the vertical direction). However, the neckline was still far too wide. I pinched in the front and back princess seams (0.75” and 0.5”, respectively) when I fit my mom over Christmas, but was still stumped by how to take it in properly.

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The side front and side back pieces form the side edges of the neckline, and I didn’t want to narrow the shoulder seams any. I had an epiphany last week and decided to keep the seam allowance of the side front and side back pieces the same, and take all the extra fabric out of the center front and back pieces. I drew a new point on the center front piece 1.5” from the original seam line, along the self facing fold line. I then drew a tapered line from just above the bust point to the new point at the facing fold line, and aligned the seam allowance of the side front piece to this line, and stitched it. I repeated for the back piece, taking in the center back section by 1.” (the photo shows the back piece, with the new seam line drawn on the right side).

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It now fits me much better, and since my mom and I are about the same shoulder/ neck size, I think it will be ok for her. I’ve lost the graceful curve of the princess seam into the side neck edge, but oh well. At least it’s wearable now (and I swear there are no tucks in the sleeve caps, despite appearances!).

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My husband’s gift was a lot easier to finish. I had made a winter-weight pyjama set (using a stable knit fabric from Mercer’s Fabrics), and McCall’s 4320. I’m used this pattern for lightweight pyjamas in quilting cotton and seersucker, and it did great with the heavier knit as well. I finished all the hemming today, using a twin needle that Santa (aka mom) got me for Christmas.

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Learning to use it was a bit harder than it should have been, because it took me a while to realize there’s a thread guide for the right hand needle on my machine. One tutorial I found online said not to run the right-hand needle’s thread through a thread guide at all (I think the demo machine had only a left-hand thread guide), but on my machine this caused all sorts of clunky noises and jamming. Once I discovered the right-hand thread guide, everything went smoothly. I also used the twin needle to hem my mom’s ponte knit tunic.

Now the only task is to fix the sleeve caps on the blazer. This one will require some fortitude. Meanwhile, now that I’ve mostly cleared my “TBD” pile, I’m allowing myself to embark on new projects for the new year. First off will be this skirt from Burda, in this velvet fabric I picked up at Mood while in NYC last week. The fabric is a dark grey with  purple undertones, and a subtle burnout pattern.

As my new year’s resolutions seem to be sticking, I’ll be back next week!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a lot more of me in the past year there. One of my new year’s resolutions is to post here more regularly, so here goes Day 1 of my resolution.

I realized that I left off on a bit of a cliff-hanger with the last post. I finished the pants, although the inside is untidy and back pockets just don’t sit right. Here’s a view of the front, which looks quite reasonable.

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On to knitting news, I had 2 pattern releases this year. The first was Ascending Leaves Pullover, which was published by Valley Yarns. The yarn used for this sweater, Longmeadow, a blend of cotton and microfiber, held up to its promise of being a cotton yarn with the properties of wool. I loved the stitch definition, without the fuzz of a wool yarn.

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(c) Valley Yarns Designs

The second was Peony Shrug, made with Revel DK yarn (a merino superwash) from A Riot of Color. The yarn was a dream to work with, and was a bit sturdier than most superwash yarns. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

I also had the chance to knit from published patterns. I made this baby set (Sirdar 1666) for a friend’s baby. Actually, my husband learned to knit in the past year or two, and he made the hat and bootees! I knit the sweater, and did all the finishing and flower trims on all the pieces. The yarn, Bio Sesia (a cotton fingering weight), knit up beautifully, but was difficult to work with, as it resembled 14 strands (yes, I counted!) of loosely-spun sewing-thread-weight plies. Fortunately all pieces fit the recipient, and mom was very happy!

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I had a much more prolific year of sewing than knitting. I’ll show some highlights below:

Vogue 7876, in a tiger-print polyester charmeuse. It’s my first animal print ever, and I love it!

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Vogue 1481, in a brocade I picked up in NYC a little over a year ago. I managed to squeeze the dress out of 1.25 yards of a 45” inch cut (the pattern calls for 1.75 yards). The brocade frayed like crazy. I swore I wouldn’t work with brocade again, but then I couldn’t resist signing up for McCall’s fall bomber jacket sew-along, which I made in….. brocade!

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This is Butterick 6181. I followed the sew-along instructions for adding a lining, which worked well. I was thrilled to see that this was one of the jackets featured on the McCall’s blog in November!

On the topic of fraying fabrics, this kimono, based on a tutorial from Elle Apparel, was cut from a polyester chiffon sari donated by my mom. I french-seamed everything. Next time I’ll make the back-neck smaller as it tends to slip off my shoulders, but overall I’m happy with it.

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Fortunately I didn’t spend the entire year battling with fraying fabrics. I made this dress using a “midweight wool” that my husband purchased for me two years ago from Britex fabrics. I waited for the perfect pattern, which was published last fall by Burda (Burda 09-2015-116 Long Sleeve Shift Dress). Love everything about this dress and fabric!

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I also made the Dove top, very soon after it was released by Megan Nielsen this fall. The fabric is an Art Gallery voile print. I love everything about this top too, and hope to make more like this in the future.

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My crowning achievement for the year was this Marfy dress, made for the One Yard Wonder contest hosted by Sewing Pattern Review. It is fully lined, and made with 1 meter of fashion fabric (some kind of polyester satin). The total cost is under $10! This pattern required some adjusting (taking in the side seams above the waist and below the hips, and taking in the bust seam), but was worth the trouble. The contest voting will open later this week on Sewing Pattern Review, so if anyone is a member there, you can cast your votes soon.

And finally some garment-related resolutions for the year. Rather, for the week (I’m taking this in baby steps): this week I plan to fix a couple of garments in my wardrobe that I’m not 100% happy with. One is a cowl-necked top that I love, but would love just a tad more if I hadn’t gotten tucks into the sleeve caps when setting them in. The second is a blazer from 2013, which has— you guessed it— tucks in the sleeve caps. This will be much harder to fix, as it is lined and has shoulder pads. I’ll start off with the cowl-necked top as a warm-up, and then move on to the blazer. Finally, I plan to finish my Adiri sweater, designed by Julia Trice, which I made as part of the Indie Design Gift-Along on Ravelry. The sleeves are blocking now, and should be ready to sew in tomorrow.

Do you have any projects that you’d love just a bit more if they didn’t have that one thing wrong? Join me in fixing up past projects to make something you’ll be thrilled and proud to wear. I’ll post about the progress I make at the end of the week, before moving on to the queue of new projects I have lined up. Looking forward to embarking on my 2017 projects!

Interview with Tanja Luescher

It’s Indie Design Gift-A-Long season again, where we gather as a community of knitters/ crocheters to create gifts for family and friends (or ourselves!) from Indie patterns, and chat about the experience, and win prizes along the way! It’s a great opportunity to get to know people we’ve perhaps only had passing interactions with, and in line with that spirit, I’ve had the chance to interview Tanja Luescher, a designer in Switzerland who has created some amazingly intricate shawl patterns. In fact, she is the designer of the first shawl I ever made, Margrit’s Pi Shawl. What an introduction to shawl knitting!Margrit_AJ

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I’ve since gone on to make a few other pieces designed by Tanja, including the Thunder and Lightning Shawl

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and Gemma’s Cowl

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I had the chance to learn more about Tanja’s design process this month.

When/ how did you learn to knit?

My mother taught me how to knit and purl when I was young, but I really learned when I met my husband. We were living 600 km away from each other and every weekend at the train station, he was so cold. So I bought a book on knitting and wanted to make him mittens. Unfortunately, he doesn’t wear anything knitted unless it’s socks. 🙂

What was your first knitting project?

The usual garter stitch scarf. 🙂 My mother thought mittens were too difficult for me and urged me to make socks first. I was quite confused – the instructions for mittens in my knitting book made sense to me, while I didn’t understand the instructions for the socks at all. But I made a terrible sock that looked fitting for a monster and then finally took on the mittens.

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(Tanja has certainly come a long way from that first garter stitch scarf!)

How did you start designing, and what was your first design?

I’m very small, so I soon began to modify sweater patterns to fit me, or I created my own using recipes. My first published design was Eri’s Shawl, made for my best friend who’s living in Canada.

Here’s Eri’s Shawl:

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What are your favorite sources of stitch patterns?

You can never go wrong with the Barbara Walker Treasuries 🙂 But I also love my collection of Japanese and Estonian stitch dictionaries, and a German book called Oma’s Strickgeheimnisse (Grandma’s Knitting Secrets) with really old patterns in it.

You’ve designed some large, intricate shawls. Do you have any tricks for ensuring that your stitch pattern combinations will work well together over the large scale of the shawl (short of making an enormous swatch)?

Actually, I’ve only once created a stitch combination that I didn’t like. The roses in Margrit’s Pi Shawl were surrounded by lots of stockinette stitch in the stitch dictionary, and all the lacy patterns together with all that stockinette looked terrible in the first prototype. So, if you combine either very lacy patterns together or less lacy patterns together, I’m sure it will work out. When I’m still unsure, there’s always the possibility to separate them by “neutral” stripes, like garter stitch.

(It was Tanja’s witnessing heroic efforts with this shawl design over in the Designer’s forum on Ravelry that inspired me to give it a try!).

Is there any type of project/ technique you haven’t tackled, but want to?

Double knitting, I definitely want to try that 🙂

What are your design plans for the GAL/ upcoming year?

In December I’ll publish Snövit Scarf, it uses a really cute stitch pattern with picot welts. My testers love it, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I’ve been wanting to use the stitch for a long time and now I finally had the right idea for it. 🙂

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I’m in love with Caterpillargreen Yarns Shawl Stripes yarn, and I’m doing some experiments at the moment to find out what happens when you put it into different shapes then the top down shawls it is dyed for. It looks very promising so far 🙂

Other plans are to have a wider portfolio. I have a sock design on the needles at the moment, and I even have plans for a sweater. 🙂

I’m certainly looking forward to seeing more from Tanja next year, and, being primarily a garment knitter, super-excited to see her upcoming sweater design.

If you would like to join in the Gift-A-Long fun, it’s not too late to participate over in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long forum. Hope to see you there!

All images (c) Tanja Luescher, unless otherwise noted.

 

Polonaise, a new winter pullover designed for Holla Knits!

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In my fantasy life, I’m a woman of leisure living in the Victorian/ Romantic era, attending balls in dresses made of yards of silk and lace, with flounces and ruffles galore. In real life I’m a scientist, trying to keep my hair and garments out of solutions ranging from icky to toxic. My Polonaise sweater design, published in the Winter 2015 issue of Holla Knits, is my attempt to reconcile my real life with my fantasy world.

The design started with the idea of Gigot (or leg-of-mutton) sleeves. I love interesting sleeve treatments, but as most of my favorite variations (e.g. bells, flounces, ruffles) are incompatible with handling the above-mentioned solutions, there aren’t a whole lot of options left. Gigot sleeves, however, fit the bill, as all the interesting detail is in the upper half of the sleeve rather than at the wrist.

A bit of fashion research revealed that Gigot sleeves were often paired with deep V-neck bodices, which I was excited to incorporate in this design, as that’s my favorite neckline. I made the neckline a bit more modest, to prevent it from slipping off the shoulders. Recalling (probably inaccurately) a historically-inaccurate costume I’d worn for performing a solo from the ballet Les Sylphides 20 years ago (we had limited costumes, and used anything that looked plausible enough), I decided on a lace pattern for the bodice that would echo the lines of the V-neck.

Picking a lace pattern turned out to be tricky. I love laces. I also love worsted weight yarn, as the primary season here is winter. Unfortunately, most lace patterns in worsted weight yarn end up looking like a bunch of holes. After swatching several lace patterns, I knew I’d found a winner with the Spider Stitch pattern from Barbara Walker’s 2nd treasury. It’s crisp and clear in worsted-weight yarn, and has a small stitch and row repeat, making it easily scalable vertically and horizontally. I decided to put a single vertical pattern repeat at the body and sleeve hems, and was surprised to find that one repeat as written looked to me more like lollipops, rather than the diamonds that appear after working multiple repeats. I kept the lollipops!

The final result combines my fantasy of listening to Chopin’s polonaises in a French salon, with the reality doing practical work while temperatures are freezing.

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The Polonaise pattern is available on Ravelry or through the Holla Knits! website.
For a chance to win a free copy of the pattern, post a comment below by Saturday, Nov. 14. One poster will be randomly selected on Nov. 15 to win a free copy.

Spring/ Summer recap

Well, it’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been busy at my sewing machine and knitting needles! I don’t have much to say this time, but will instead give you a photo recap of what I’ve been up to.

Sewing Exploits:

I started off in the early spring with this cowl-necked top in a shiny poly satin, using Simplicity 3568. I made it in about 4 hours, in time to wear to an evening event! Unfortunately the shininess of the fabric just didn’t make for good photos, but here’s an ok shot (except for the goofy expression on my face):

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I made another version of this top more recently in linen, and decided that what it really needed was a peacock on the right hip, so I embroidered one! Here’s the top, and close-up of the embroidery:

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I took a class later in the spring at Grey’s Fabric and Notions with Ashley, where I sewed my first knit garment, the Mabel Skirt from Colette Patterns. Here’s a poorly-lit photo, but don’t worry, the skirt will make a reappearance further down in the post!

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We had 2 weddings to attend in the summer, so I made the Kat dress by Grainline Studios (pattern no longer available). I lengthened the skirt by 2″, and added width to the center back pieces. The PDF pattern pages didn’t quite align at the arrows, so I did my best, but found that my solution resulted in the panels of the skirt hem not quite lining up. I was glad that I walked the tissue pieces before cutting the fabric! (I suspect this may be part of the reason the pattern was pulled from the Grainline Studios store). The fabrics are cotton sateens from Jo-Ann’s. Here’s the dress being worn at the second wedding, which took place at a horse farm (complete with horse-and-buggy rides for the guests)!

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I had bought a second pattern from Colette, the Oolong dress. This one caused me lots of trouble, mostly due to my fabric choice. The pattern calls for very lightweight fabrics like voile. I went up a notch in weight, using something more like broadcloth (the dotted fabric was one of my alternative options for the skirt hem for the Kat dress). The bias-cut dress is supposed to slip on, but I could barely get it on and off. The pink broadcloth of the skirt turned out to be far more transparent than I was comfortable with, so I decide to make only a half-lining (instead of a full one), and to stitch the skirt lining to the waist seam allowance. That basically killed the dress, as the extra stitching in the seam allowance destroyed any remaining elasticity at the waist. So I opened the side seam and inserted a zipper, which meant I couldn’t add the sleeves. Oh well, I got something wearable, and learned not to mess with Colette’s fabric recommendations, since they rely on the fabric properties rather than construction to make the patterns work with “beginner” level sewing. Here’s another badly-lit photo (but this dress will also make a reappearance further on):

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And this outfit is one that I barely recall making. The skirt was made about a year ago, converting the pencil skirt of my favorite Vogue 8766 pattern to an A-line shape. The top is Colette’s Sorbetto tank, to which I appliqued a flower cut from a piece of the skirt lace fabric.

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And here’s my current sewing WIP, which needs only the buttons (marked by pins in the photo). I haven’t quite mastered the one-step buttonhole feature on the sewing machine, and may end up making the buttonholes by hand. The pattern is 8619 from Burda, which worked off the bat. I made the body hem much narrower than called for, because I liked the extra length. Consequently, I had to let out the side seams to allow room over the hips. I also spliced the sleeve extension of “view B” to the 3/4 sleeve of “view A” (and added 1″) in hopes of getting a proper long sleeve. I ended up with something just shy of wrist-length. Next time I’ll add another 1″. Otherwise, everything else worked perfectly! I only wish they had warned you to finish the facings’ inner raw edges before attaching the facings to the jacket. I used bias tape to bind the raw edges, because I had few options by that point.  The fabric, on the other hand, was a bit of a disaster. I had purchased it online last December, in hopes of making pants. It was called a suiting fabric with 5% spandex. Well, it has all the instability of a knit fabric, with all the fraying of a woven. The worst of both worlds! The fabric actually irreparably warped and stretched in some spots during construction (especially the sleeve hems), which I’m not pleased about. But this will still be wearable for casual purposes.

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Knitting adventures

The highlight of these past few months has been the release of my Demeter tank, made in the lovely Iachos yarn from A Hundred Ravens. (Note the Mabel skirt in the picture!).

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I made two patterns from Tanja Luescher, Gemma’s Cowl

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and Thunder and Lightning shawl:

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(And there’s the Oolong dress again!).

I made a very quick baby sweater for a friend’s kid, using bulky yarn, and taking the dimensions from a 1970s Woman’s Day pattern magazine:

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And then there’s a surprise design coming at the end of the month in Holla Knits. But it won’t be too much of a surprise to readers here, because it’ll revisit something that’s been featured in a previous post. I won’t give away too much more, but here’s a sneak preview:

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That’s all for now. I’d love to hear what your spring/ summer projects have been!

More details on the Holla Knits design coming soon– the release is scheduled for Oct. 26th!