Monthly Archives: May 2011

Drape Drape 2: No.2 1 Pattern drape top

Finally here is the result of my first Drape Drape 2 project. I actually finished the dress/top about 2 weeks ago but just haven’t had a chance to edit the photos and post the update.

Absolutely love this lycra knit, it has been sitting in my stash for well over a year … maybe two, just waiting for the right project. Totally happy with the result even though the shiny texture did make it a little slippery and difficult to handle, and there was a wee bit of unpicking and re-sewing around the armholes. Worth the extra effort in the end!

I might experiment next time with a slightly longer version and may even add some more draping if the fabric is soft enough.  At the suggested length this is a great versatile pattern that can be worn as a dress or pulled up as a top over jeans.

The Japanese instructions were pretty easy to follow with a little help from google translate and a couple of other helpful bloggers. If you are looking for some translated Japanese sewing terms HERE are a few of the basic ones to help you out.

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New Blog New Book!

New Blog

I have done it.  I have started a blog.

My blog is simply a motivational tool.  For too long now I have been telling myself that I need to spend more time on my creative pursuits. Sewing, crafting, painting … and everything in between.

The purpose of this blog is to encourage me to not only start new projects but to finish them too. I am hoping that by putting my ideas in writing I will feel a sense of obligation to actually follow them through … hopefully I can also entertain and inspire some others along the way.

So here it is.  Enjoy!

New Book

My first post is about a sewing book that I am oh so dying to get to work on.

While cruising sewing sites the other day I came across this very cute and simple dress posted by another sewing blogger.

Love it!

Check out her blog here JORTH! Whipping up a hand made life!

So I investigated where this gorgeous yet simple pattern came from and was delighted to find it linked back to my absolute favourite online fabric store Tessuti Fabrics and I just knew I had to have it!

20 minutes later the book was purchased … 5 days later it arrived!

Super excited to tear open the package and reveal what was inside, you can only imagine my sheer delight when I found the book was cleverly wrapped in nothing other than a sewing pattern!

Now I love Tessuti even more.

So here is a sneak peak of the book. Japanese, sleek, gorgeous photographs and even more gorgeous designs … the challenge now is to decipher the Japanese instructions, hopefully create something wonderfully wearable and show it to all of you!

Till next time x