Pattern Drafting

After a long hiatus from crafting, and then slowly getting into knitting, and then a WHOLE lot of knitting (which I will dutifully take pictures and post here!) I then did a bit of crocheting and then decided to do some sewing including a denim refashion (which I will post as well) and now I’m pattern drafting for a pair of pants. Thanks to Weekend Designer for some awesome pattern drafting instructions – I used them a year ago to make myself some pants and they were great.

I purchased 10 metres of pinstripe fabric and I plan on making at least two pairs of pants. Thanks Nicks Fabrics for some fantastic prices!

Pattern Drafting

Pattern drafting following instructions from Weekend Designer

New Fabric

19 metres of new fabric purchased from Nicks Fabrics

I also purchased 4 metres of green medium weight knit, 2 metres of peach tshirt knit, 2 metres of black merino knit and 5 metres of light weight cotton.

My plans at the moment are to use the green to make a light weight pixie hoodie for myself, the peach to turn into two camisoles (if there’s enough fabric!), the black merino is going to be used to make Emmaly some thermal tops for the winter and the 5 metres of cotton is to be used for lining the pin stripe pants.

– Kayleigh



Bargain hunting and toddler tutu


Beautiful fabrics

I did a little bargain hunting yesterday at Spotlight and found that the remnant bin had a “50% off already marked discounts” sign and after some careful consideration, decided to take these two pieces home with me.

The multi-coloured piece is 0.6m of satin that was originally $16.99 per metre, but after a 50% discount to the remnant bin and then the 50% off already marked prices, I paid $2.27, and the purple and white flowered piece is 1.3m of polyester, previously $7 per metre for which I paid $2.89.

Tutu Project

Tools for the project

I also purchased 1.5 metres of nylon netting with the idea of making my one year old a tutu skirt to dress up in.
I thought I would include a picture of the planned project along with my notions, sewing machine and much-loved overlocker.

I’m not 100% sure of what the tutu will look like, or whether she will wear it much, but I’m determined to make her one.

Miriam has suggested that I should make Emmaly (my 1 year old daughter) a bolero as she insists on wearing her dresses pulled up over her chest and behind her head so that they just sit on her arms/shoulders. *shakes head*

– Kayleigh

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