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 realise this dress is completely out of season for us southern-hemispherians, but sometimes you find a pattern and fabric combo that can’t wait. I mean, you’re a sewing addict too, so I know you understand. It’s like when a chronic hoarder finds 500 plastic containers on clearance. The heart wants what the heart wants. Continue reading
In-seam pockets are sewn right into the side seams of a dress or skirt and are practically invisible when done well.
There’s nothing like a handy pocket on your favourite dress and these are seriously some of the easiest pockets to make. Great to add in when you’re refashioning too. You don’t even have to use matching fabric. Just as long as your fabric choice is lightweight (to avoid adding bulk) and complimenting in colours (in case it peeks out a little). Continue reading
I took a break from refashioning this week and sewed up a new dress instead.
Dress: self-made // Belt: thrifted $2 // Shoes: No1 Shoe Warehouse // Watch: Storm Continue reading
I walked past this shirt for a few weeks in the op-shop before I gave in and bought it. I’m so pleased I finally did!
The fabric on this shirt is lightweight and will be great in summer. The style wasn’t quite me though and it needed a little tweaking. 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
Thankfully I saw this photo on Pinterest a while back. My jeans were worn through and the holes were getting bigger by the day. Continue reading