‘Drive By’ Post …Posted: June 15, 2014
Hi all! Just a quick post today, as I have spent most of my time altering the clothes I sewed last week for mum. I swear she is shrinking on a daily basis!
I picked up some white 100% cotton jersey, with a textured stripe, in the local market on Friday. £3 per metre. I bought 1.5 metres and made another Style Arc Creative Cate. The fabric is a bit stiff really; not drapey enough, and shrank spectacularly when I pre-washed it at 60 degrees. I had to, because I just know, being white, it is going to get thrown in a hot wash sometime by accident. I photograped it before I re-washed it and gave it a good soak in fabric softener to see it that would help it along a bit, but it isn’t dry yet. I’m sure it’ll be fine – it looked much better on a real body than on the hanger anyway.
Then I decided to make another. This time in a very lightweight viscose jersey, mushroom colour, with a dark coffee slub. I bought heaps of this in the Girl Charlee sale, intending to make a maxi dress, for which, unfortunately, it is far too lightweight. This one is super duper drapey!
Then a quick crafty project, a present for a friend who is not too well at the moment. A Needlebook come mending kit.
Made from scraps of fleece, felt, ribbon and quilting cotton. On the other ‘pages’, there are pre-threaded needles, spare buttons etc. I will slip a little pair of embroidery snips and a tiny tape measure in the little inside pockets back & front.