Saturday, May 9, 2015

True Bias Sutton Blouse

I had lost my sewing enthusiasm for a while, and thankfully this one could help me turn it around. This is the Sutton blouse by True Bias made in a cotton voile from fabric.com. The pattern definitely needs a fabric with drape.

Here is the description:
"The Sutton Blouse is a loose fitting V-neck top with kimono sleeves, a one piece yoke, and a back inverted pleat. The back is longer than the front and includes slits at both of the lower side seams."

It was a quick sew, up until the hem. The side splits really took the longest to finish out of the whole top. The seams are finished using french seams. This makes the blouse look nicely finished with the light fabric.

This is a size 12 with a grade out to size 14 over the hips. Some other sewists have sized down for their fit, however, I prefer the looser fit as the pattern is designed.

Unfortunately the colour of the fabric ran when I pre-washed it. Lots of people still commented on the fabric though, and said it looked fine to wear as is. Not bad for a planned muslin to check fit! A winner in my books. I think this design would look excellent with a contrast yoke.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Evelynn and Baby Rainbow Trout

A lady at work is having a baby girl, due in April so I knitted up a little Evelynn by Rebekah Doughty and matching Rainbow Trout beanie by Kelly Booker for her baby hamper.

Using Bendigo 8ply, both were quick knits and highly recommended if you need to get a little gift. The middle section of the Everlynn was perfect for knitting on the bus to and from work (as long as I kept my elbows close). The only tricky bit was juggling two differently-sized circular needles around a small section of the bodice.

Next time though, I would knit a size larger as this looks teeny but then again I think I have forgotten how little newborns are. The Rainbow Trout beanie was super easy and I will be making this in larger sizes for my gift stash.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the Everlynn and the Rainbow Trout was so tiny and hard to photograph.