Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Have been working on a knitting pattern design whilst not able to do any machine sewing and it's funny where things start and where things end up I find. In order to make the knitted shape I wanted, I made a template out of the spider's web wrap that I use instead of Swedish tracing… Continue reading Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

I'd spend most of my knitting hours last year working on a full length knitted coat that I finished at the beginning of October. It was a extended version of the drape front cardigan that I'd posted about earlier in the year. I gave it massive textured cuffs and a similar bottom which I didn't… Continue reading Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

When I lived on a boat I had much use for arm warmers but since living back on terra firma the couple of pairs that I'd knitted didn't get much wear anymore. They were the Monkten Mittens by Jane Ellison from her book Noro Unlimited and I'd made mine from Noro Kureyon. I decided to… Continue reading Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

Betwixt And Between – The Hinterland Dress

More pattern designers are getting their plus sized blocks on lately I've noticed which is a good thing. It has been a case of watching a new pattern come out and promoted via social media and having to scroll on, much akin to having your face pressed up against the chocolate shop window like Charlie… Continue reading Betwixt And Between – The Hinterland Dress

Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

Every so often I cast a critical eye over the garments I've made in the past, sometimes things will get made again because I'm not happy with the finish used and want to extend the life of something I wear a lot or simple because it doesn't get too much use in its' current form.… Continue reading Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

I'm very keen to trial this pattern that I acquired from eBay recently. It's good to find vintage patterns that I can still have a go at making that just fall within the limits of my measurements so will need grading up to have the intended ease of the design, it doesn't seem to work… Continue reading The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

The Longshaw Dress

Do you take time away from a project to think about it? I do, I'll often let it sit until I'm really sure how I want to proceed. When Wendy Ward's A Begginer's Guide To Sewing With Knitted Fabrics came out early this year I was certain of one thing - that I wanted to… Continue reading The Longshaw Dress

Panelled Skirt And Dreams Of Making

So when actual making isn't possible because of limited physicality it doesn't mean the creative juices aren't flowing. Am jotting a few future plans here because I'm one finger typing and am not gripping a pen yet so this is a useful tool. With regards to sewing, I've still got stacks of plans such as… Continue reading Panelled Skirt And Dreams Of Making

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

So knitting is currently quite challenging. I'd just started a new project - Erika Knight's Siena top and the hands decided to swell making it difficult to operate. But I'm trying a new way of holding the needle with the work on under my arm and using my left hand thumb to do the wrapping… Continue reading Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

Let The Cloning Commence – Making Balloon Dungarees

I'm on a mission at the moment, it's been brewing for a while. When I became more rotund, I found I felt particularly at home in dungarees and thinking back I've always had a soft spot for them. In my late teens I had a pair of paint splash print black balloon dungarees and used… Continue reading Let The Cloning Commence – Making Balloon Dungarees