All posts tagged: skinny bitch curvy chick

The Brooklyn Hoodie by SBCC

In January I took park in a Giveaway on Instagram hosted by Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick to win their latest pattern – The Brooklyn Hoodie. I’m a big fan of their patterns so was over the moon when I discovered I’d won.   It did take a few days for me to notice the PM in Instagram as I’d never had one before! Their patterns are drafted for petites. At 5’4″ I always feels I’m somewhere in between – not quite a petite but not tall either. Previously I’m made their Lemoncello Cardigan (unblogged for some crazy unknown reason) so here it is at a Presentation Night when I was Lady Captain (the second time!): I’ve also made the Manhattan Pants and the Cabernet Cardigan.  Oh, and I’ve made a few of their free tonic t shirts too!   All the other patterns I’ve bought (except the free one of course!!).  The paper patterns come printed on proper paper in a plastic A4 folder which is really neat. As soon as I won the hoodie pattern …

Brooklyn Preparation and a BIG ‘Thankyou’

Remember my photo challenge ‘stitch‘ last week? I happened to mention how I’ve struggled to master the twin needle, to the point that I was planning smuggling a coverstitch machine into the house.  You guys gave me so much advice! Tonight I’ve been experimenting with stitch selection for my next project – The Brooklyn Hoodie from SBCC. I was looking for a stitch to flatten down the seams and give more of a rtw  feel to it. I preferred the left had stitch. Here’s the wrong side – I’d trimmed back the SA back as far as possible. Just as I was pressing a few buttons, I saw IT!!!! You could’ve knocked me down with a feather!!! Where did that come from???? Had it just appeared, or had it been hidden amongst this little lot all the time?? Well that was it. I pressed the button, found a twin needle and another spool and in no time at all I produced this little lot!! How pretty!! And neat!! And easy!! Everything ran smoothly, I just …

Colour Blocked Cabernet Cardigan

Due to a recent and severe case of cardigan and blazer envy I’ve unintentionally made the Morris Blazer, The Oslo Cardigan and now The Cabernet Cardigan!  Thank goodness for blogging! I first heard of SBCC’s latest pattern when Lladybird made this striped one, and this leopard one. I knew straight away I want to make one and as Betsy was offering free P&P (from America!!) I didn’t hesitate and ordered a hard copy.  Although I don’t mind PDF’s, if time is on my side and it’s not too expensive I do prefer a hard copy.  I think it took around 2 1/2 weeks to arrive, which I didn’t think was too bad. I was in a bit of dilemma before I could order my pattern.  The sizes are split in 2 – skinny bitches and curvy chicks.  I’m sort of somewhere in between.  Maybe a curvy bitch, I’m not sure! And also, I didn’t realise the sizes shown are for the finished measurements.  Doh!  So I ordered the sizes xxs-l, which has a finished bust circumference of …

Christmas and other Pressies…final post, I hope!

This is my second post (and last!) of Christmas gifts which I made.  All the ladies in my family received handmade gifts, mainly zipper pouches, peg bags or tote bags, oh and scarfs (no pictures, forgot to take some before they were wrapped but will pester the recipitants for one!).   Is it just me, or do you guys struggle to give things away when you’ve made them? I kinda get attached, and make things that I’d like, but will only make things for those who I think will appreciate them. I didn’t find it cheaper making things if I account for my time.  If I’d have spent the same amount of time at work working overtime I’d have been quids in!  But I wouldn’t have been as happy! Here’s one last pic, an after Christmas Pressie!  Oh, go one then, one more…… Edited with BlogPad Pro

Vogue 8757 & SBCC Tonic T Shirt

Hi World (I say that as I’m still shocked by all you amazing people from around the globe who read my blog). Last night I was twiddling my thumbs watching nothing on telly. It was around 6:30pm. My hubby was asleep on the sofa, we’d been to his uncle’s funeral and he’d had 4 pints.  Not a lot for most men, but Craig’s not really a drinker so it acts like an anesthetic on him!  Rather than watch nothing on tv I thought I’d have a look in my stash and see if there was anything I could use to make a wearable toile using one of my new patterns – trousers from Vogue 8757: I found some slinky jersey that my mum bought for me from Leeds Market. I had 1.5m so just had enough. I laid it out and tried to figure which was the right way up……I couldn’t decide so thought it doesn’t really matter, if I can’t tell when it’s laid out then I’m sure no one notice when it’s made …