Category Archives: Bobbins

Thread Theory Finlayson

My husband hasn’t had a me-made article for a LONG time. I bought some bamboo fleece for him last year. This year he clicked through my collection of Thread Theory patterns on my computer. He chose the Finlayson jumper. He … Continue reading

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Chewbacca nightie

I went to Frocktails 2017 and won a lucky door prize. $50 to spend at the online shop – For the love of Fabrics – yay!!!! There are many funky prints in this shop. I lurked for several weeks before … Continue reading

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Maternity Jacket

This is from the archived section of my wardrobe. My eldest is now 18, in her first year at university and loving it. When I became pregnant with her I knew I would be making virtually all my maternity clothes. … Continue reading

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A pinafore, for me.

Helen’s Closet patterns put out the York pinafore a few months ago. I am usually unaffected by the  adoration that accompanies the release of a new pattern. I almost never wear dresses or skirts. I certainly haven’t worn a pinny … Continue reading

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Raglan – fourth attempt!

I’ve written about my raglan obsession here. A quick reminder: I had tried two different raglan patterns and decided to try a third. Finally I made up the Lane Raglan from Hey June patterns, and had it nicked by the … Continue reading

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Collared shirt – buttoned up

My collar was constructed in this post. But a collar alone is not a shirt. The rest of the shirt was put together along standard lines. In the previous post I’d used the burrito method for attaching the yoke, and … Continue reading

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I get under my collar..

I need new clothes for work – shirts with a collar and proper sleeves. Something more formal and structured than a t-shirt. I am not good at collars, just never get the finish I want. Soul Craft festival appeared on … Continue reading

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Yet more t-shirts

I needed a few more long sleeved tshirts, Grainline Lark to the fore, again. Long sleeved dark pink linen jersey: Loving the results from my cover stitch machine. Long sleeved pastel pink merino jersey: Finally, one with the sides flared … Continue reading

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Raglan top

I made a raglan top from pale blue fleece  – not blogged. I used French terry for another one, also not blogged. I used an old Burda pattern which was OK, but needed modifications to work for me. Major mods. … Continue reading

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Everyday stripey tshirts

Everyday clothes, the sort you wash and wear constantly, that always seem to work. Sort of an extended capsule wardrobe. I had a plan to make something for me, each month. I’m even in the Facebook and Instagram groups for … Continue reading

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