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- Been drawing my dad's gloves. Noticing the shape of our collective hands that the gloves have taken on and how much the wrinkles and creases in the leather are similar to the palms of hands. I'll put more pics in my stories....Some more mending for my pile. These mittens have a very long history ..... I remember wearing them at school, they eventually got too small and became my mum's. She still wears them and was telling me today how they had a hole and she was going to have to get rid of them 😱 (so much i could say about that but not enough space here!) So obviously I said I'd fix them. Not sure exactly how yet but I'll find a way 🪡Finally managed to get into my workshop and spend a few hours doing a bit of printing.....Thought I'd share another of my #wellwornwellloved garments for my #thepeopleswardrobe project. If you want to contribute a garment, post a pic of the garment (with you wearing it ideally 😁), describe a bit of its story and sum it up with 3 words. (More details on my blog.)
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My popular MIY Collection pull-on shift dress pattern which sold out at the Knitting & Stitching show is back in stock. Get yours online now with free P&P in the UK.
I think there are lots of reasons why this pattern is so popular:
- it’s easy – really, no fastenings, no fiddly bits
- the pattern is very versatile – these features are optional: the cowl collar, the side seam pockets, the centre front and centre back pleats
- it’s a great pattern for beginners (I’ve had lots of sewing newbies successfully make this dress in a day), but has lots of versatility for those with a bit of experience
- it suits a wide range of shapes and sizes
- it’s comfy to wear – I know, I wear mine A LOT!
- you can make it in a wide variety of fabrics: wovens such as lightweight denim, linen, lightweight tweed, chambray, needlecord and knits such as ponte roma, sweatshirt and even single jersey
- it will see you through all the seasons – I wear my denim one with leggings and a long sleeved top in winter and on it’s own with birkenstocks in summer
- you can easily combine fabrics, using a different one for the bodice and the skirt.
And if you’re not yet convinced I did a quick pattern hack from it this weekend to make this top which once I’ve hemmed, I think I will be living in…..
All I did was to use the bodice pattern and lengthen it by 20cm! I’ve used a fabulous lurex ponte roma from Minerva Crafts which is a pleasure to sew as it just does as it’s told. This will be my nod towards the festive season – black with a bit of subtle sparkle.
Get your pattern now and let me know what you do with it, I love seeing how you all interpret my patterns!