Knitting, Me-Made-May'15, Sewing, Stashbusting

Me-Made-May’15 roundup

As you may, or may not, know, I’ve been participating in Me-Made-May again, and I thought I would do a roundup of my outfits for the month. Warning, this is one long post and I apologise in advance for some of the dodgy formatting. I’ve spent most of today, on and off, trying to fix […]

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Sewing

Brown Nettie and matching undies

After I had dyed a massive amount of pink fabric blue and made my blue Nettie, I dyed some of the leftover blue to dark brown as I have had the urge for a Brown Nettie bodysuit for some time. I don’t think I would wear this Nettie by itself, but it is a marvellous layering […]

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Me-Made-May'15, Sewing, Stashbusting

Zebra Nettie

I bought this zebra print knit in Spotlight when I found it in the remnant bin and thought it would be perfect for another Nettie bodysuit as it has a 2-way stretch – or is that 4-way stretch? Whatever, it stretches every which way! Then the theme for this week’s Me-Made-May was “animals” and I […]

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Knitting, Sewing, Stashbusting

New undies for Me-Made-May

May is lingerie month for the Stashbusting Sewalong group, ably led by Andrea who has been designing her own bra blocks, which I find quite intriguing. Anyway, I’ve made a couple of underwear sets. This set was made with some of the scraps left over from my Nettie bodysuit, with the addition of a bit of lace […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Nettie bodysuit for me and jeans for Mark

I had a substantial piece of baby pink two-way stretch knit that I bought because it was really cheap and it’s quite hard to find the two-way stretch. I dyed it blue, and made a Nettie bodysuit from Closet Case Files. I won’t go on too much about this bodysuit, as I’ve already blogged my […]

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Me-Made-May'15, Sewing, Stashbusting

Shelby sweat pants

In a triumph of hope over optimism, I made another StyleArc pattern. This time the Shelby sweat pants, which look so good in the drawing. Mine don’t look so good! I used a lovely fleece cotton knit and a rib sample for the contrasting waistband and cuffs. The pattern was interesting. The instructions for the […]

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handknitting, Me-Made-May'15

Reversible Lotus Blossom hat

I have knitted a new hat. It is probably a beanie, but I think it’s far too complex to be called a beanie. The hat is the Reversible Lotus Blossom hat from Cat Bordhi’s wonderful book “A Treasury of Magical Knitting”, and it is based on a Möbius strip. Möbius fascinate me and when I discovered […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

New LBD (long black dress)

A couple of weeks ago I made this long black dress and have worn it so often that the black is beginning to fade from washing. The pattern is the sloper from Pattern Magic, made into an A-line shape. Unfortunately I was about 10cms short and my ankles poke out from underneath, but I’m learning to […]

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