Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sew Twists and Ties: Pattern Round-up

Some pattern inspiration for my sewing challenge, Sew Twists and Ties!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sew Twists and Ties: A Sewing Challenge

I've put together a little sewing challenge!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

2018 #SewingTop5 Hits and Misses

It's that time of year: wrap-ups, top 5 lists, top 9 lists, make 9 lists, best of lists, worst of lists... lots of thoughtfulness, a bit of navel gazing, and some fun rounds-ups!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Papercut Patterns Fjord Cardi

I was pretty smitten with the newest collection from Papercut Patterns, Geo. They always design patterns with such cool seaming...

One of the patterns I bought right away was the Fjord Cardi... I really liked those angled pockets, cozy collar and cool seamlines. I thought the Fjord Cardi pattern might be a good candidate for some Sewing Leftovers-style colorblocking down the line.

But first, a solid version to test the Fjord out! I honestly have no memory of what this fabric is or where I got it. A deep, teal blue, thickish, drapey, french-terryish, definitely some lycra content single knit with good recovery. Good stuff.

This is a size large, which is the Papercut Patterns size I've chosen in the past. It's smaller than my measurements, but I found their patterns run large. I think this was the right size, although I had a couple fitting issues I would fix next time...

The sleeves are a funky raglan-style sleeve that has a seam at the back rather than under the arm. I found them to be quite wide; next time I would slim them down slightly.

As you can see from the drag lines, I probably need an FBA next time I make this pattern. I'll have to figure out how to do that on these pattern pieces... those front seam lines are not quite princess seams.

One of the things that drew me to this pattern are the angled pockets... However, I'm finding their placement a bit strange. They are sort of set to the side, so your hands don't easily slip into them and they end up hidden under your arms so they're barely visible from the front.

That sounds like a lot of complaints, but I really like the cardigan despite those issues! I'll definitely take some time to tweak some of my issues with it to make it work better next time. In the meantime, I'll be wearing this one anyway because it's so cozy!

Monday, December 10, 2018