Monday, April 2, 2018

Sewing Clothes

This weekend I made a "dress" (well really something to wear over my nightie - I love lounge wear).

I used batik fabric from Connecting Threads (this one is 'Delicate Branches' in Indigo).

The pattern is from a Japanese sewing magazine I bought when I went to Japan in November (the dress is shown in the top right corner, under 'vol.9').

I paid about $10 for this magazine, it has so many different types of sewing patterns (clothes, bags, decorations...), and you don't need to be able to read Japanese because there are great step by step illustrations. Link to Amazon in Japan for the magazine.

I made this dress because I needed a little warm up to sewing to have the courage to sew something with my hand woven fabric, and to check the size of the patterns (I am planning on making a long vest from the magazine).

The first cut of hand woven fabric is always the hardest!

My other sewing this past week is the 1880 Sampler Sew Along block from Temecula Quilt Company.

Nine 4" blocks so far.

I finished spinning and dyeing the last six skeins of yarn for the Granny Stripes Blanket. I ended up with 1534g (4820m/5272yds) of yarn.

I have crocheted about a third of the blanket and have used just over 400g of yarn, so hopefully I will have plenty of yarn.

All the best!♥︎ 

1 comment:

Sue SA said...

Just love your dress, such beautiful fabric. Very exciting to make a garment from your hand woven fabric! Beautiful yarn, love the colours.