All posts tagged: striped fabric

Stripes, Stabilisers And Sagginess

I think we all have made at least 1 Coco.   But have you made a stripy one? STRIPES STABILISERS SAGGINESS I bought this gorgeously soft ponte roma knit from Fabworks down Dewsbury. (if you’re local to me you’ll know we don’t say in Dewsbury, we go down Dewsbury…)  I think it was £5 per metre and I splashed out and bought 2m.  Initially I thought I might make another Coco dress, or another Victoria Blazer, but yesterday I needed a top to go with my new jeans (first clothing bought since 2013!!! I joined the RTW Fast in 2014). This is a slight sidetrack from the intended post, but I NEEDED some jeans.  I didn’t dash out on the 1st January for a crazy shopping spree, I do still to try and make everything I wear.  But I don’t have a pair of jeans that fit me, and there’s only so many Espresso Leggings a girl can wear. Back to the stripes and Fabworks.  Don’t be put off by their website.  You can’t buy anything on it. But if …

The Lekala Jersey Top – Part 2

I didn’t quite make the 3pm deadline for the school run, finally finished it for 6pm. I did break off to do my motherly duties. Enough of domesticity, back to sewing! (Click here for Part 1) Here it is – excuse poor photos. Poor light + bored 11 year old + iPhone camera = dodgy pix   Check out the stripes!!! I couldn’t believe it……as I was pinning and sewing it was like a little miracle happening in front of my eyes! The extra time spent cutting out was worth it after all!   The instructions for the Lakale patterns are very vague and I think a beginner would struggle. Don’t know about you but I like pictures to look at!  Here’s the instructions:  The company who make the patterns are Russian, and often the translation from Russian to English may be a little out.  From the beginning I made it up as I went along. I made facings for the front and neck edges. I attempted my first ever sewing with a twin needle. My …