Clue for next month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF30GpW__vo
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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.
Green style patterns Sly tank – up to 62” hip
Green style patterns Sundown Skirt. Up to 62” hip
Grainline Studios Austin Dress – up to 61” hip
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 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!