Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week Thirteen

It was only a few days since my last craft update and we're still on school holidays. But there are two new sewn items and quite a lot of knitting (although not much of that to show)

I pulled from stash a lot of pure cotton interlock fabric. All are by Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S and purchased online at ZigoZago (link on the side bar).
Firstly this pink and this green polka dot.

I traced one of my daughters tee shirts to make a simple pyjama top. My love affair with my overlocker continues and it made smart and neat internal seams. I hand finished the hems and sewed pink lace trim.

And ended up with this.

I will be making more tops and also matching pyjama bottoms in both the fresh green and pink floral.

I then looked at my favourite Japanese sewing book and made a top with more of the Oliver + S fabric.

I had very little of this red and white. I had to make it a bit less gathered that I would have liked and my next version will be longer too.
I pieced together every little snippet to make a decorative neck tie.

Finally I mentioned knitting. This Emelie cardigan front may look familiar. But it is new knitting. I frogged my work of last update because there was an error and started again. I'm hoping to finish this front in the next day or so, the left hand side by the end of the week and then (I hope) it will be plain sailing for the plain knitting of the back and sleeves.


  1. Love them all - especially the top made from the Japanese pattern.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment. I've made a number of things from this book already and it's more than paid for it's keep!
    All the designs are straightforward and with simple lines. It's going to be easy to see where sizing can be increased as my girl gets older.