Monday, January 30, 2012

Cables In Green

Thought I would share a little more knitting with you. I knitted this little top down ( you all know how I love top down knitting) cardigan a few months back. It's a Wendy Bernard design from  Custom Knits

I have knitted three knits out of this book I love it that much!

I have been in my sewing room this past week and have make a couple or knit tops I'll do a review of them soon.
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sew Serendipity Book Review

Let me just start of by saying that I'm a sewing, knitting and crafting book junky. I'm always on amazon searching through the new releases in the craft and hobbies section. I have purchased quit a few books this past year. Some of them where a bit of a let down and where returned to amazon.
One that I kept was sew serendipity by Kate whitt.

Now usually I would not go for this style of  clothing but I was drawn to how pretty the book was. It has wonderful pictures of the garments with cute hand drawn illusions for the step by step sewing instructions.

 Also the book is spiral bound which is a plus because it lays flat.

I have sewn up a couple of version of one of the skirt patterns in the book and have been very pleased with the end result.

I love how Kate has you do a lot of top stitching which gives the finished garment more of professional look to it.

 I also love that you can can use different fabrics other than cotton I sewed this one up in linen .
There is also a few dress patterns.

Some tops.

A jacket and coat.

I love the style of the coat. If I make this I will have to draft a lining as the pattern does not include one.

Wonderful book with well drafted patterns. My only dislike is that the jacket and coat does not include a lining.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Knitting And A Wee Bit Of Sewing

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. We had a fun Christmas this year with the grand kids. Christmas sure is alot more fun when you have young children in the house.

My sewing time has been drastically cut down now that I have a baby and 4 year old to take care of but I did managed to sew up a few gifts ( PJ's and scarfs )

This past week I did managed to get into my sewing room for an hour here and there in the evenings and work on some pants. The first pair I made was to tight so I added a little extra seam allowed and made up another pair. Their still a little tight but I think they will be wearable we'll see when I get them finished. I'll post some pics soon.

This I a cardi I knit this past fall from the summer issue of knitscene. Another top down quick and easy pattern knit up in Lion brand wool ease.

Thanks for stopping by....hope to have some finished sewing projects to show you all soon