Not really the title I was going to use, but hey, it kinda fits in with how a lot of my photos came out! The photos were taken up on the Southern Walkway after a lovely high tea at the SPCA where Kat‘s youngest wanted his part in the photos!
I have three new makes in this post which are all repeats.
This is the fourth version of this skirt! It’s quick and easy to make and is a really pick me up when you want something simple and satisfying to sew.Honestly not much to say on this one, I just did my standard adjustment to the size M, which was to lengthen the skirt by 1.5 inches.
This is the third version of this pattern. Second as a top. This time I used the Peter Pan collar from the expansion pack and added some buttons for added interest.
The collar is really easy to attach and is finished using bias binding on the inside. It took ages to decide on the buttons. I thought about using one single colour, but in the end the three different colours seemed right.
Fabric: A fine textured cream knit from somewhere!
Notions: Thread, three buttons, bias binding, interfacing for the collar and some tape to stabilise the shoulders
Pattern: Muse Jenna cardigan, size 40 with both the sleeve expansion pack and Jenna expansion pack
Changes made: Cut the front on the fold to create a jumper, extended the sleeve tops by half inch and added three buttons down the front.
Another one/recommendations: You know you want to make this! There are so many different options with the expansion packs giving you the option to make so many different versions of this pattern. Versions one and two are here.
So the second version of this cardigan. A draped cardigan designed by the Crazy Gypsy’s mum, her pattern line is Apples and Pears.
My fabric choice was not great. Yes it’s perfect for the draped effect this cardigan needs, but it’s really loosely woven and so the cardigan has ended up quite a bit bigger than my previous version. The sleeves may need taking in at the bottoms…
Fabric: A fine red merino from Levana (sometime this year!) It was woven as a circular piece, so I actually had two folds and no selvedge.
Notions: Thread and some tape to stabilise the shoulders
Pattern: Apples and Pears Juliet Cardigan, size 16.
Changes made: None.
Another one/recommendations: Obviously since this is the second time I’ve made this pattern, it’s one I would recommend. I have some more fabric to make another. I just love the back V. It just adds something extra. Version one is here.