119 #pfSewingAdjacent wrapup

Clue for next month:

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Catch up:


Plus sewing for website. Also: prepping to sell the house!  And failed knitting project.

Beverly:  Portugal trip!  Lisbon, Porto, Carvoiero (near Faro) Brought a sewing project to hand sew – the Matchy Matchy collage gather top.  I cut some Lady McElroy two sided double gauze, blue/black gingham small/med check.  Problem – didn’t bring instructions so I did it wrong.  With french seams.  Entirely by hand.  Doh!

Also brought a sewing adjacent project – a knitting project, a hat!  I successfully completed this using yarn I bought at Maryland Sheep and Wool.  For those interested, the pattern is free, called the February Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn– can get it on Ravelry – 1 skein worsted. I used beautiful MCS from Fiber Optic Yarns in the the Bermuda Triangle colorway.  Uses provisional cast-on for wonderfully squishy doubled brim.

New Patterns:

Green style patterns Sly tank – up to 62” hip

A brown smiling person with long hair is standing in the woods wearing a white and grey snow leopard print tank top.
Line illustrations of tank tops in different lengths from crop to below knee length.

Green style patterns Sundown Skirt. Up to 62” hip

A white person with long dark blonde hair and a hat, is standing on the beach near some trees wearing a white tank top and a blue and black check skirt with a shirt tail hem.

Grainline Studios Austin Dress – up to 61” hip

Two versions of a dress side by side, one pink and one teal with black dots of various sizes.

Austin is a semi-fitted sleeveless dress with armhole darts and a keyhole opening at the center front. Customize the Austin with your choice of a knee length A-line or midi-length gathered skirt and add optional patch pockets to carry snacks for you (and your furry friends!). Topstitched seams and button band closures at the side seams add both function and interest.

Sew Over It Jemima Jumpsuit – up to 60” hip

The front of a pattern envelope with two persons standing side by side in the same dress. On the left is a fat person with magenta red dress with pleats to on the bodice and the skirt; the person on the right is smaller and wearing a cornflower blue jumpsuit in a similar design to the dress.

The Jemima Jumpsuit & Dress pattern features a flattering V-neck both at the front and back with wide bra-covering straps. We wanted to create a stylish jumpsuit pattern, but if you’re not a jumpsuit fan, we’ve got you covered with the dress version, featuring the same mirrored pleats in the front bodice and trousers/skirt.

Jemima looks great in a solid colour to really show off the pleats, and she makes a beautiful print shine. A drapey viscose or crepe will work for both versions, and for the jumpsuit you could also use a slightly more structured fabric like viscose linen or chambray.

#pfSewingAdjacent wrap up: Many more than usual because I couldn’t choose!

2 replies on “119 #pfSewingAdjacent wrapup”

I’d love to hear more about Beverly’s trip to Portugal. (The stuff you talked about before you started the episode.)
Is there any way?
I might be going on a family trip there next year.
Thanks for all you do!

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