I love colour and usually the brighter the better. But it’s entirely possible that I’ve just found my limit. This fabric is a hi-viz pink merino from The Fabric Store and it’s great for a blast of colour. It almost assaults my wintery, sun-starved eyes but I love it because it’s so unexpected when everyone else is wearing black.
It will be perfect as a warm-up layer when running too. I used the Briar Sweater and T-shirt pattern by Megan Nielsen and made a length somewhere between the cropped and long sizes while also straightening the front hem and slightly raising the neckline.
Megan has an app you can download with all her patterns, tutorials and tips. It’s very cool. I saved paper by not needing to print instructions, her tutorials were thorough and easy to follow and I love that I’ll always have details on hand when fabric shopping.
Well played, Megan. Well played. This definitely won’t be my last Briar. I have some more merino waiting in the wings already, although not in neon this time!* It’s such a great basic pattern to have in the arsenal and one of the few I have that is aimed at knit fabrics.
I love a versatile pattern and this is right up there with my two other favourites; the Belcarra Blouse and the Sigma Dress. I have them all on solid repeat with small variations each time.
What are the patterns you make over and over again?
*The neon aspect was really hard to capture, but after several failed attempts, it took a rainy day and the dingy depths of an underpass to capture the vibrancy. I actually lost sleep over this one, trying to think of places I could take photos where the sun wouldn’t hit it. Darn you, neon! You guys do this too, right? It’s totally the norm for sewing bloggers to lose sleep about their photo locations? Yeah, I’ll just tell myself it is. Right before I drift off to sleep tonight thinking of non-photo thoughts.
I have a personal rule that track pants are not to be worn beyond the letterbox (unless, of course, legitimate exercise is taking place). So it’s really fun to have something as effortless as track pants without the ‘I’ve given up on life’ look.
While these pants are a little louder than I’m accustomed to (and it’s why they’ve sat in the wardrobe for a few months), it just took the addition of fun red heels and a racer back top for me to finally fall in love. Continue reading
The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make.
What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here just for you. Continue reading
I think I like bunting. Maybe even … REALLY like it. Continue reading
Been there and got the t-shirt, right? The only problem is, the t-shirt they gave you was made for a man and, well, you’re not a man. So here’s a 10 minute fix to help make it more curve friendly. Continue reading
It’s freezing here today! Not that you know it by the photo here. My neighbours must think I’m crazy now (or maybe just crazier). I took the above pic when it was raining and icy cold outside ’cause I didn’t like the light indoors. I’m sure it’s snowing on the hills behind us today … brrr!!
So after my swift thrift the other weekend, I couldn’t wait to rip into this project.
It’s wonderfully easy and makes the use of an existing hem which is fab ’cause I don’t enjoy doing those much. In fact, projects have been left unfinished for weeks due to hemming procrastination **turning to view my pile of such projects**.
If I had a garish patterned shirt around, I think this would be the ideal project for it, so I’m on the prowl.
This is a good one for beginners to tackle and, now that we know what we’re doing, would take about 1-2 hours to whip up.
Whenever winter hits, I feel a compulsive urge to knit. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the roaring fire and lack of enthusiasm for moving off the couch in the evenings. Whatever it is, my scarf collection is growing larger by the year! Continue reading