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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sewaholic Minoru Jacket

My sewing mojo is missing as I still haven't gone beyond cutting out my Burda blouse. Hopefully this weekend I can get it sewn up. I've been doing a lot of knitting, finished the waistband of a sweater and started a baby sweater. 

In the meantime I thought I would show you my Sewaholic Minoru that I sewed this spring. I used a waterproof cotton fabric that was a little nerve racking to sew as once you sew it you can't remove stitches without have holes.  I lined it with Kasha lining for a little extra warmth. 

This is the first time I have sewn an outdoor coat and I will be doing it again. Since I'm tall ready to wear never fits well. Sleeves are always either too short or just barely long enough. Lengths of jackets are always shorter than they should be. I would like to sew another version in a wool coating fabric. 

I love the hidden hood on this coat, it s nice to hide it away for a nicer look when not needed

Monday, 2 September 2013

Baby Quilt

I've been a little quite lately as I've been working on a baby quilt. All the fabric except for the binding came from stash! I don't quilt very much anymore but I have quite a bit of fabric either collected for projects or leftover from other projects. I quilted the quilt with a free motion meandering stitch. I'm not that good at free motion quilting as it s not my favorite part of quilting. 

I've got Burda 09/2011 128 traced off and hope to have it cut out and maybe started before the end of the day.