I have enjoyed seeing all the MMM16 this month on blogs and IG and although nearly all my clothes are now me made I am far too lazy and camera shy to take photos every day.
During May I have been busy sewing up the linen I ordered from Fabworks Online, 2m of each.
New Look 6354 – View A
A quick make as I made 3 pairs last year so I knew they would fit ok. I finished the seams with the overedge stitch on the sewing machine and bias binding on the waistband seam and hem, just because I love making and using bias binding!
Next more trousers but this time Simplicity K1467 which was free in Sew magazine
Black linen trousers with pocket, I left off the pointless tie thingy.
Again more bias binding!
Maria Denmark Edith Dress/blouse pattern has been on my to do list for a while,there are lots of lovely versions all over the internet and I thought the Duck Egg blue linen would made a great dress version.
But first instead of making a toile/muslin I decided to make the blouse version first to test the sizing. So after the usual printing and sticking I cut out a size C40 on the neck and shoulders grading out to a size C44.
The fabric was bought from Abakhan in Chester while on a short break last year, sold as dress fabric by weight about £6 for around 3m, I also used this fabric for the lining of my Shawl collar jacket.
The kimono sleeves mean its a very fabric economic pattern needing only 1 m of fabric. Having made the blouse and being happy with the fit I cut out the dress version.
Finally found a use for nine of these button which were a gift and have been in my stash for a while.
Although the instructions advise that the armholes can be turned under and stitched I prefer the bias bound version, I also used bias binding on the hem.
This is a great pattern as long as you remember to add the seam allowance!!
I have also made two lined skirts from left over fabric this one with fabric from the Shawl collar jacket and a brown linen one from the trouser fabric, both Butterick B5466 my most used pattern.
May is my Birthday month and my husband bought me a lovely new shiny sewing machine. I managed to sew all 9 buttonholes on Ethel without any problems and without holding my breath.
My new order of fabric has arrived, lots of jersey and sweater knits again from Fabworks online, its a good job I live so far away from the bricks and mortar fabworks!