Thursday, 13 February 2020

Make Nine 2020: ONE

Pattern: Paper Theory's Zadie is back already!  just slightly hacked to accomodate the freezing temperature's of late (no chilly ankles round here) I lengthened the leg pieces by around 3 inches -I think- and kept them wide

Fabric: Spotty heart print viscose. Lovely and drapey and super easy to sew with. This is a fabric hungry pattern though, I used pretty much all of the 3 meters bought. 

Notions: Totally missed cutting out the binding pieces on the bias (although wouldn't have actually had room for that anyway) so I bought some black binding for the neckline. I actually don't mind how that looks either and it was much less fiddly and no fraying! I also used binding for hemming the arms to keep a little bit of length. 

Thoughts: Another much loved Zadie for the wardrobe. Being able to sew this up without pattern alterations and knowing the fit will be great is such a treat. I'm pretty sure there will be a few more of these made over the summer. 

Monday, 8 April 2019

Jumpsuit of dreams....

2019 Make 2

Need: New clothes! Ha, well basically some new items of clothing that I actually want to wear. My wardrobe is really running a little low these days. I haven't done a huge amount of sewing for a while and I've also not really been drawn to wearing much of my old makes. I think my style has changed somewhat in the last couple of years. As much as I love a beautiful print I'm drawn to block colour and a different silhouette. I've loved the idea of jumpsuit for a while...

Pattern: I've been Pinning jumpsuit patterns and images for a while but hadn't come across one I really loved until I came across the Sierra Jumpsuit by Papercut patterns. I love the wrap waist and the cut of the trousers. However, the make seems a little time consuming and fiddly. I'm really after quick makes these days and I found the zip and all of the finishing inside off putting, I mean I'm sure it's really not that bad-just enough to make me feel tired right now! I nearly went for TATB Marigold as this looked like more of an easy wear and easy make, but it just wasn't quite what I was after and I didn't want to end up with something I didn't really want to wear. Finally this gem of a pattern graced my eyeballs on Instagram. Its the Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory and it's divine! There don't seem to be that many out in internet land just yet but I'm sure that'll soon change. It does just what it syas on the tin-easy to sew and easy to wear. 

Fabric: This is a medium weight grey linen and surprisingly it didn't really wrinkle at all when I wore this all day. It's a good fabric for this time of year, not too chilly but not too stiff so still gives good shape. It sewed up a dream.

Notions: No zips. No buttons. Just a small amount of self made bias for the neckline. Told you it was easy.

Thoughts: Well, I'm so glad this pattern to turned up. I'm in love! Everything about it is simple and stress free and the finished garment is so great to wear. Comfy and smart. Probably my Saltspring for this year :)