Its 6.35 and my husband has just left for a 12 hour shift, I don’t work weekends so I have the whole day to myself! He kindly woke me up with a cup of tea, so now I am wide awake and planing my day, apart from visiting and shopping for my parents both in their 90’s I plan to get some sewing done. I have not blogged for a while, busy working and holidaying in Scotland for 2 weeks, but always sewing. While on holiday I got some more work done on my EPP Liberty scrap quilt.
Before we went I made a couple of T -shirts from the Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee pattern with different results, it’s a free PDF from Maria Denmark I manged to squeeze the pieces on to what was left from Simplicity 2369 by cutting it a little shorter than the pattern requires, as I am only 5’2″ I didn’t think it would be a problem.
I cut a medium on the neck and shoulders grading out to XL for the side seams. As with all Maria Denmark patterns the seam allowance has to be added to the pattern, but the instructions advise a 1 cm seam allowance, 2 cm on the sleeves and no seam allowance on the neckline, but of course I read these instructions after I had finished sewing it up!!
For the second one in a lovely soft jersey from Fabworks Online, I followed the instructions and the neck is a bit wider , I think I prefer the first version, has I have narrow shoulders it fits better.
Twin needle didn’t work so well this time and I resorted to a zig zag stitch around the neckline.
Oh and I also made the Dee and Doe Plantain T-shirt, another free pattern download, how I love a free pattern!!
I really like this one has it flares out over the hips, which is great for me and with the option of 3/4 and long sleeves this will be great for the cooler weather or in the UK anytime! Again fabric from Fabworks Online.
I will leave you with a picture of my hanging baskets just because they were on the camera and they are very pretty!!
Bye for now