July 30, 2012

Scrap yarn sweater

I have a whole box full of scrap yarn and a few weeks back I decided to do something about it. Since most of the yarn I use have a similar gauge, it wasn't too hard to come up with a design that would put most of it to use. 

This is the pattern I used. (It's free! Click here)

July 6, 2012

Let There Be Rain!

On a scorching hot day like today here in Toronto (hello humidex of 48 C/118 F) I'm cannot wait of a cold rain shower. So.... here's my new raincoat!

May 14, 2012

Me Made May - update!

Some "Me Made" things I have been wearing lately:

Me Made: Shirtdress from 60s pattern        Me Made: Maelle sample dress

 Me Made: polka dot dress after 60's pattern      Me Made: Maelle sample    Me Made: skirt and t-shirt

May 2, 2012

Me Made May 02

Me Made: skirt
Pattern: Simplicity 5602 from 1960s
Fabric: navy blue twill.

April 3, 2012

Me Made May 2012

I'm doing it! Are you?!

"I, My of Creative Accomplishments, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a hand made garment each day for the duration of May 2012."

And I will do my best to upload pics too!

March 19, 2012

Knitted blouse from 1945

I have been knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting lately. Well, also sewing a lot. But I knit to relax and I find the process very soothing. It slows me down and gives me time to think and organize my thoughts.

Here is a jumper from 1945 I just finished.


As you can see, the original pattern (free! click here) suggests 3 colours but I found the lace pattern so interesting that I opted to only use a blue alpaca wool.

March 13, 2012

Yet another coat

The original pattern is for a house coat and didn't call for lining or interfacing, i.e. I had to draft those pattern pieces myself. I also aded fusible interlining and chose larger buttons. I used a dusty pink wool with a bright fuchsia lining and vintage plastic buttons. All in all, it was a pretty easy coat to make, especially since it's a raglan sleeve coat (no sleeves to ease in) without a collar. My only problem is that the weather here in Toronto is way to warm! I can't believe I'm saying this but if it was only 4-5 degrees cooler this coat would do the trick!

March 3, 2012

50s shirt

I recently discovered a lack of tops, skirts and blouses in my wardrobe. Well not really... but I wanted to take a break from the dress and skirt making. This thing is from a 1950s pattern and it came out pretty well. Best of all, I didn't have to alter the pattern! 

March 1, 2012


Two spring tops using the same pattern!

Pattern used.

I used a neck and armhole facing for the black floral top but decided to make
my own bias tape for the white floral version using the self fabric. 

I'm also VERY close to finish a spring coat in pink wool based on this pattern:

February 15, 2012

Another pair of clovers

I made myself another pair of Clover pants from Colette Patterns
It's the fourth pair I've made with this pattern and I just love it!