Well, guess what my wonderful man gave me for my birthday!!!
Isn't she beautiful?
And look what she can do with a bit of scrap white jersey!
Got a renfrew cut out and ready to put together...
Any tips and tricks are very welcome!
Well, what can I say... I planned to make three garments in May and I only made two. But I did make two cardigans (first one will not be shown to anyone).
The other one - this one's for you Tania - you can have a look below.
I've worn it quite a bit since I've made it although I am far from happy with it. I am still working on my ideal, cozy, comfy cardi with pockets... until then, this will do.
Posted by Ally at 9:02 pm
Especially when your item seems to be just that teeeeensy bit too small and a bit of stretch going the right way would've made it fit. Just.
Instead, if one of you is size S/M and finds she is cold while visiting, I can offer you a lovely slate coloured cardigan... I will not show you any pictures and will call this an unwearable muslin.
I'm changing the pattern as we speak and will cut it out again, with the stretch of the fabric the right way around...
The pattern btw is by iCandy. Stumbled across it via the lovely Ali from The Wardrobe Reimagined.
Thanks to both of you!
Posted by Ally at 4:59 pm
Burda 2/2013, 126 Raglan Top
My first of the three announced makes for MMMay'13 and I kinda like it. Although, as with every other top, I will have to finally come to terms with adding an FBA before I even start...
That's going to be a bit easier once I have done my Bodice Block Class (planned for end of July/August) but until then I think for ease of life, I will make muslins, and if they're wearable, awesome! I have too much fabric in my stash that I'm not using anyway and am enjoying making and wearing my me-mades, even if they're not perfect.
With more experience, I hope that I will be able to create garments that fit from the start.
Anyways... getting philosophical here... Burda raglan top with gathers at the shoulder seams back and front.
Posted by Ally at 8:10 pm
As my MMM'13 challenge, I have decided to make at least three new items as the weather might not be good enough to wear any of the already existing ones and I'm staying true to my word.
Wednesday evening I copied out the Burda 2/2013 gathered sleeves top pattern as seen on many other blogs such as the lovely Melissa's at FehrTrade, who made the long sleeved version.
Posted by Ally at 6:56 pm
I, Ally of London Calling, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to create at least three new garments for the duration of May 2013 and wear (weather permitting) as many already created as possible.
All but one of my Me-Made item are summer clothes, so provided there is sunshine, you will see lots of them. If not, I foresee the making of my first cardigan, wintery/spring transitional dress and another longsleeved Renfrew.
Posted by Ally at 2:07 pm