Thursday 16 June 2011

More patterns on Etsy

I've been updating my etsy shop this week with lots of 1970s patterns.

Style pattern 4538 dress pattern 1974 Bust 38
I have a pretty large stash of patterns I'll never use tucked away, along with a handful of knitting patterns I found at a charity shop a while ago.
Lillie London 6889 A-line dress and jacket pattern 1970 Bust 40
There'll be more patterns going up over the next few days, so stay tuned!
Style 1591 pattern 1976 Halter or capelet sleeve tops

In between sewing, listing and applying for new jobs I've been too busy to do any blogging, but I have lots of plans, honestly!
I'm also planning to make a few things to sell on Etsy and eBay, and I'll update you when they're ready!
Lots of plans, just wish I had more time in my day!

Thursday 2 June 2011

Red ruffles

I've been feeling decidedly pants all week and, stuck at home in bed decided to hand finish a blouse I started last week. Whilst watching True Blood (I just can't get enough of Eric Northman) this morning, I finished sewing on my buttons and have a finished blouse finally!
I used a pattern I got at the Sew Weekly swap - Simplicity 5594. It is a simple pattern, though I went off piste with regards to finish which probably account for the faff I had with the arm hole facings, but it all turned out ok in the end!
I used some red fabric I picked up on the Sew Weekly shopping session, it's a slubby red fabric, I think it's probably a cotton or linen silk mix and it's beautifully soft and drapey. It's so fine it'll be beautifully cool (if summer ever arrives).
While I am happy with the result, and will wear it, I think it could do with some fitting tweeks. It's a little roomy in the waist for my tastes and my attemped FBA have left it a little gaping in the back, and pulled the fron part of the arm holes in so that my bra straps show slightly from the side.
I finished it off with some pearly cats eye buttons from my stash and am pleased with this very pretty top.
I'm still several seperates away from a me-made-month, but I'm confident my wardrobe will get there eventually!