McCall's 6992 - out of season

Sunday, 21 December 2014

At the start of winter I bought this great quilted knit fabric from Spotlight - it's light, warm and so soft.  The problem was I couldn't work out what I wanted to make with it and it has been hanging round the sewing room for months.  Once fabric gets put into the appropriate stash cupboard it can be quite a while before it comes out again and the cupboards might be pretty full :)

I finally decided McCall's 6992 would be a good option just as the weather started warming up for summer!  Oh well, there has still been plenty of cooler days and this great little top is getting plenty of wear.

This is sewn up straight out of the packet with 1.5 inches added to the hem - surprisingly I didn't need to add any length to the sleeves.  I used black ponte for the contrast neckband and cuffs.  That worked well on the neckband but not quite as well on the cuffs.  I tend to push my sleeves up and it doesn't have quite enough stretch to do that comfortably.  Love the shoulder dart, it makes the top sit really nicely.

This make has been a great addition to the wardrobe and it pairs well with both jeans and shorts so will likely get a few wears on cool nights over summer too.

Stash additions - Joy's Fabric Warehouse

Friday, 19 December 2014

We are done!!  No more work, school or sport for 2014.  We're all completely exhausted and really looking forward to the holiday break :)

Last month Wade and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in one of my favourite places in the world - Torquay.  On the way home we stopped in at Joy's Fabric Warehouse in Geelong.

It's a nice sized shop with a good range of fabrics - I visited in the middle of a thunderstorm which seems to have influenced the fabrics I chose!

From left to right I bought a coated cotton drill, a soft knit blend (it's so soft I thought it was poly, but it definitely has a good amount of wool in it), moleskin, a beautiful woven bamboo/silk blend and a fine stretch mesh.

I'm planning on the coated drill becoming a pair of Ginger jeans and hopefully a Moss mini, the knit has already been sewn up, the moleskin is for another pair of Ginger's, no idea what I'm doing with the bamboo/silk but it felt so amazing I couldn't leave it, and the mesh was bought for lingerie - I'm thinking the Watson bra might be a good option.

I've managed only the most minimal of sewing lately so I'm looking forward to spending some quality time in my sewing room over the next few weeks.