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Friday, 17 November

00:00

sewing: flannel linden sweatshirt imagine gnats

This post is written by Heidi of Handmade Frenzy.

Hi friends! I am happy to be hanging out here again this week. Im joining in for Flannel Week, and I have all the comfy cozy feels going on with this flannel Linden Sweatshirt!

For years, Ive drooled over this particular Mammoth Flannel print; it is called Americana. I was so excited to finally get my hands on some! I could only picture it as a cozy shirt to cuddle up with, and the Linden Sweatshirt just stood out in my mind as the perfect match.

Now, obviously, the Linden Sweatshirt is a pattern drafted for knits, and flannel is a woven. But there is plenty of ease written into the pattern, and I decided to use the flannel only for the front and back bodice.

I cut the flannel on the bias and things worked out just great! I made no changes whatsoever, just cut and sewed the straight size I fit into on the size chart!

Prior to cutting, I held the flannel up to my body to help decide if I wanted to cut the print on the bias or not. It was obvious that it had more drape on the bias than on the grain, so that made my decision for me.

I only had a yard of the flannel to work with and was able to juuuust eek out a size 6 on the bias! So if you are a larger size, and want to do the same, be sure to order fabric accordingly.

I paired this flannel with buttery soft and drapey, stretch french terry rayon/lycra in heathered grey, that is also in the shop here. The colors of the two fabrics compliment each other very nicely, and the weights work really well together as well.

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Thursday, 16 November

22:00

Fleece Sword Tutorial The Sewing Rabbit

Fancy meeting you here Lol ok, I know I have not been around these parts much. Partly because life has drawn me elsewhere, partly because I was having a bit of a sewing lull and needed some time away, and partly because the things I am sewing are handmade gifts for people I love []

The post Fleece Sword Tutorial appeared first on The Sewing Rabbit.

02:05

How to read Crochet Charts: Free Mandala Pattern Little Treasures

 

 
 
Welcome to another chart reading. This time I thought a break from my crochet routine in the shape of a mandala would be nice. Needed something quick and relaxing and again tried to use color combinations I never take into consideration. Challenging myself feels great :)
 
The chart I found on pinterest:
 
 
The pattern:
 
With yarn size and relevant hook by choice
Ch 10 and join to make ring.
Round 1: Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and make 23 dc in the ri...

00:00

sewing: flannel mulberry tunics imagine gnats

This post is written by Jane of Buzzmills.

After a mild and sometimes downright hot beginning to our fall, the temperatures around here are finally beginning to coincide with the date on the calendar. Which meansits time for cozy clothes! Its time for some flannels: Specifically flannel mulberry tunics!

Theres not much more snuggly than layering with flannel on cold blustery days, and let me just say that this day was COLD, it was a frigid 32 degrees with a wind chill of about 17!

These Mulberry Tunics made with Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel and Shetland Flannel kept these two nice and toasty!

Robert Kaufman flannels are amazingly soft and warm! They have a good weight to them, (like you might just want to drape it around yourself as a blanket and call it right there!) but they arent too heavy to layer either, plus their softness just calls for snuggling.

Here both kids layered theirs with wool tees (seen here, fabric here) to keep themselves extra warm, but later once we were out of the wind, they removed their under layer and appreciated the softness of the flannel alone.

The Mulberry Tunic pattern from Coffee & Thread really is a perfect pairing with flannel and perfect for cooler temperatures!

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Wednesday, 15 November

22:00

The Art of Homemaking: 25 Things to Teach Teens Before They Move Out Simple Simon and Company

I had a realization this last summer that I only have 3 more summers with my oldest before he will be moving out.and I realized how much he still needs to know. (HA!) There is so much growing up that happens in these last teenage years and I know I am not ready for it []

The post The Art of Homemaking: 25 Things to Teach Teens Before They Move Out appeared first on Simple Simon and Company.

21:45

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson Purl Soho

If, like me, your favorite shirts are loose with a generous armhole depth, when you want to layer something warmer over them, you cant reach for a cardigan that has a traditional shape. Thats where Olson comes in, a cardigan inspired by a hole in my closet!

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

Olson has a deep Dolman sleeve and a steep shoulder slope, making it an ideal garment to pull on over almost anything. There is also subtle short-row hem shaping, slightly higher in the front than the back for a gentle sweep. In addition, a Modified Three-Needle Bind Off that celebrates (as well as joins) the long slope of the sleeve. Extra deep ribbed bands are the final touch.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

For this classic knit, I chose Purl Sohos Understory, a fantastic blend of alpaca, yak, and silk that looks and feels absolutely amazing in simple stockinette stitch. Its drape is lightweight, but it knits up into a wonderfully warm and cozy fabric.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

I love the color Silver Berry, a pale lilac with a dose of gray that feels timeless and neutral but far from boring. I think its the perfect color for Olson, nothing too fancy but very special! -Julie

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

This project designed for Purl Soho by Julie Hoover.

Materials

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 7)) skeins of Purl Sohos Understory, 50% baby alpaca, 25% baby yak, and 25% silk. This is the color Silver Berry.
  • US 6, 32- or 40-inch circular needles 
  • US 7, 24- or 32-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 6 double...

18:14

Bunny & Carrot Pattern! ikat bag




Hello friends! I am very excited to announce that you can now buy the Bunny & Carrot sewing pattern! Eeeeeeee!



First, a quick nuts-and-bolts overview:

Q: How big are the Bunny and Carrot?
A:
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07:51

Rate the Dress: a ca 1900 day dress gets the blues The Dreamstress

Last weeks 1750s Robe a la Francaise was far better received than I had anticipated.  I thought the muddy colours and square shape would put people off.  If they werent enough, there was the lacklustre presentation and dreadful wig.

Despite all those, you found the back pleating sufficiently swooshy, and the fabric sufficiently luxurious, to keep all your ratings at 6 and above.  The ratings averaged out at 8.3 out of 10.  8 (or 8.5) was the most commonly rated # for the dress, so for once the ratings reflect the general reaction.

This week: A ca. 1900 day dress

This week Ive chosen something in a nice bright, bold colour: a ca 1900 day dress in deep blue printed silk:

The silhouette of this dress, with its drooping bell sleeves, not-yet-excessive pigeon breast, and gored skirt with ruffled hem, is absolutely typical of fashionable 1900s dress.  The S-curve has yet to reach its most outrageous proportions, but is definitely in evidence.  The only throw-back is t...

Sunday, 12 November

12:15

Woolly Hat Cookies Fun Crafts Kids

Woolly  Hat Cookies that look hand knitted! There are crafts and then there crafts. Or more to speak DIYs. as you know we are passionate about homemade DIYs and love to bring you lots of festive and seasonal inspiration. Every so often you come across something and you just think: WOW! Just Wow!!!! Exactly what

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