Friday, June 15, 2018

Side By Side Shawl

I don't wear shawls. I don't wear neon colors unless I'm cycling outside and trying to avoid getting hit by a car. So why in the world would I knit a lime green shawl?! Knit shawl using Vera Valimeki Sidebyside pattern

Sunday, June 10, 2018

M7591 Summer Cotton Jersey Dress and Costa Maya Knit Flyaway Cardigan

Sewing McCalls M7591 pattern for summer jersey knit dress
This is going to be a two-part post starting with the dress. This is McCall's 7591 pattern view C. It's a pullover dress with elastic waist for stretch knits and looks like it can be dressed up or down depending on the fabric and accessories. When the pattern first came out, what drew me to it was the keyhole neck detail.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Tealeaf Cardigan and Decorative T-shirt Details

Don't you just love this cardigan? This is my latest knit garment using Bristol Ivy's Tealeaf Cardigan pattern.
Knitting Tealeaf cardigan Craftsy KAL by HandmadePetite

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Simplicity 2054 Sweatshirt Dress

Handmade sweatshirt dress using Simplicity 2054 sewing pattern
I actually made this sweatshirt dress last year and took a few pictures, but didn't get around to posting it. I forgot about it until last month since it's too warm to wear in Texas most of the year, but wanted to write my review in case someone is still thinking of making up this pattern.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Sweater

I took a bit of a blogging break, but I'm back. I did my first Ironman triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) race last summer and the training left very little time for my other hobbies. I finished a few small projects, but they weren't worth blogging about. I've done a fair share of knitting in the last few months though and want to share a few of the projects. This is my first full sweater.
Handmade knit drops-175 sweater from Lionbrand superwash merino cashmere green tea yarn

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lonsdale Dresses

Before I sew up a few of the new spring patterns I just bought, I wanted to make a few more of my planned stash busting projects. Sewaholic Lonsdale is a perfect dress for that because it calls for 3-4 yards of fabric. Actually, that's part of the reason the pattern was sitting in my stash because I hardly ever buy more than 2yd of any fabric. However, I really liked Lauren's version from years ago and bought some rayon challis with this dress in mind.
Sewing Lonsdale summer dress red and white rayon challis Peony Scarlet

Monday, February 20, 2017

Simplicity 1716 Cowl Neck Top and Dress

Simplicity 1716 is came out a few years ago and I'm pretty sure it was the first big 4 knit pattern I made. I didn't blog at that point so I when I pulled out the pattern again for Pattern Review Serger and Coverstitch Contest, I figured I may as well write a full post on. The pattern itself has 2 different neck variations, but I like the cowl version.
Sewing navy blue knit top from Simplicity 1716 pattern