It all started with this crêpe by John Kaldor that I bought at the Knitting & Stitching Show in London this October: What colour is this? Umm, blue? No. Having bought this crêpe early in the day, I then decided to get some matching navy gabardine for something or other - I was still working… Continue reading Teal? Petrol? Turquoise?
Mages appear in many fantasy worlds, and invariably they wear robes. Apparently, trousers squeeze and chafe. But robes drag on the floor and can impare movement! So, one fantasy world decided to break with tradition: their robes are really open-fronted coats, they come with leggings and don't go all the way to the floor! -… Continue reading A robe and a jumpsuit
The weather suddenly turned cold which prompted me to finally sew together two knitted dresses. Officially, they need to be washed before wear to smooth out the yarn, but I need them tomorrow and the day after, so no time for washing... So much for leaving things till the last moment! 😜 The blue dress… Continue reading Woolly knits – knit, crochet, sew
Hurray, there's some progress! I've assmebled the main part of the dress, although still didn't get to the sleeves. Read all about it in the original post! (The link goes straight to the new bit.)
I've updated my recent post on fancy hems with some ideas on what to do if you haven't got the genius adjustible hemmer foot, and how to start a rolled hem. Find it all in the original post!
I've been playing with some options for hem finishes on several recent projects, and thought I'd put them together in one post. There are so many ways to make a hem - it's mind-boggling! And after you read this, you'll be thinking up even more! Stitched overlock hem I needed a way to finish several… Continue reading Fancy hem finishes
It seems people find some of my writings useful - thank you all for your constructive feedback! And I guess it is inevitable that some people start mis-interpreting what they read. Some people have been asking questions about modern machines, such as which model to choose. I thank you for your confidence, but I am… Continue reading I guess you’ve found my blog…