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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Butterwick 6388

I loved Butterwick 6388 view D as soon as I saw its release. 
It's sporty but classy at the same time. I sewed this up in a size large adding my usual length adjustments for a long torso. The fabric is a cotton poly sweatshirt that I picked up in Fabricland. Pattern calls for 2.17 meters of fabric, there was only 1.7 meters left on the bolt and I was easily able to fit the pattern on the amount I had. So apparently Butterwick is generous with their fabric allowance. 

It's so cozy and warm. Perfect for winter. Fabricland has a New Years sale coming up and I hope to get more fabric to make another. More to come.....

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

McCalls 6398

I've had this stripped knit in my stash for a few years now. It was a bargain purchase from Fabric Mart but when it arrived it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Enter McCalls 6398. 
I didn't want the sweetheart neckline however. Since I didn't want to purchase another pattern, I simply pinned the pieces together and cut out the front and back as one piece. 
I'm happy with the end result and it gets the fabric out of my cupboard. 

Have 3 more completed pieces to post yet so more coming. 

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Newlook 6164

I've got several new makes to share as I've been busy sewing since Xmas eve. First up is Newlook 6164. I picked this one up in a thrift shop, I really like Newlook patterns but you can no longer purchase them in Canada. 

I used a lightweight ponte that I brought last winter from Emma One Sock. It's a beautiful fabric, originally I wanted to make a cardigan but it was a roll end and I only had 1.34 of a yard.  So finally I made a skirt. 
I messed up cutting and had to piece a strip in the back to fix it. So mad at myself for this.  Pattern is nice, pretty basic. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Ocean Wave Quilt

Merry Christmas! I finished an Ocean Wave quilt Xmas eve that's a gift for my brother. Just in time!
Fabrics are mostly stash ones that I had as I've been working down the stash of quilting fabric. I haven't purchased quilt fabric in years, though the pickings are getting slim of some colours. I love the result of this one. 

I have a week off from work so I'm hoping to get lots of sewing done.