Sunday, 22 April 2012

Ahhh....finally some new clothes

I didnt realise how long it's been since I posted last. In between being trying not to annoy the crap out of everybody with the persistent cough I picked up from somewhere (not Woolies), I've been sewing up a mini hurricane. 

I took advantage of the Easter Break to make up top no. 4 from Drape Drape 2 book (available here from Tessuti Fabrics).

Tracing the pattern and cutting the fabric took the longest. This top literally has 2 seams and then the rest is hemming. Super super easy and super super comfy, made from a white & grey stripe Marc Jacobs knit which I spoke about in my last post. 

I love how it sits at the back and how the stripes twist around.

This is how it looks sitting on the hanger. The Drape Drape patterns are truly works of art, dont think they are all as easy as this one though.

Next up is a self drafted top. I wanted something that was fairly boxy, perfect to go with skinny jeans whenever the Brissy weather decides to get cool enough for me to wear them. 

I'm in love with the way it turned out, was super easy to draft and sew. This one will be a repeat performance for sure.

The fabric was another knit by Marc Jacobs from the Fabric Store (how do they get all this designer stuff?). Lovely and soft, the stripe is a very light pink. I also used my all new favourite binding for knits, I've tried the foldover technique with pretty poor outcome so I'm now going for the t-shirt band style. Comes out much better. I'm thinking about doing a mini tutorial for creating this top as I took heaps of photos along the way.

I paid another visit to the Fabric Store (can you tell by now I kinda love that place). Spotted some silk panels of this DKNY fabric, kind of a leopard print with pink a black stripes. Dont know what it's going to be yet.

What I really went to the Fabric Store for was to get some merino knits to make up some more tops or possibly a dress. First one is a gorgeous dark orange, it has a blend of lyrca and is so soft and drapey. I've never sewn with Merino before, I figure it's just another knit and I'm game to try anything once.

This one is a black & white stripe a blend of merino, tencel and lyrca. I think this is going to transform itself into a tunic dress, I have an old top from Country Road that is begging to be copied. Starting work on it this arvo super excitment!

Phew that was quite a catch up! I'm also participating in The Perfect Nose's One Cool Thing/One Strange Thing swap so I need to get my goodies packaged up and on their way to my swap partner. Time for a stash raid.

Till next time!


  1. Love them both so much! Both tops look super comfy and I had no idea you could get Marc Jacobs fabric in Oz. Fab!

  2. Nice job with the self drafted top. It looks very comfy. I was going through the Drape Drape books today because I wanted to do a quick knit but they're all so massive and I couldnt' bring myself to start tracing cuz my back was already sore.. XD