Category Archives: Sewing Projects

Elisalex on the Shore

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Tonight, another By Hand London dress.  This evening I went on a quick hike down to the ocean for a swim with my friend Benny.  Who, by the way has the most delicious food blog.  After the swim I threw on my dress and we managed to get a few shots.  The pattern is the Elisalex dress, I altered it slightly, using the original bodice pieces and opting for a gathered skirt instead.

I bought this fabric earlier this spring from Gala Fabrics here in Victoria.  I loved the print of this stretch cotton sateen immediately.  I originally planned to sew it up into a floral bomber with Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber.  But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I just wasn’t going to wear a floral bomber jacket.  Instead, I went with yet another dress!

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Summer Flora

A beautiful pattern and some gorgeous fabric.  I love working with Nani Iro double gauze, it is so easy to sew, comfortable to wear, and the prints are amazing.  I had these two paired in my mind for quite some time, but when I went to cut everything out I realized that the pattern called for much wider fabric.  Luckily, I was able to eke out enough space on my 3m of fabric by cutting the skirt pieces on the cross grain.

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Summer Cardigan

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This was my most satisfying make in a while.  Over the month of May I wore at least one handmade item each day and I came to realise that I should be sewing more casual wear as that is what I like to wear on a day to day basis, not pretty dresses.

Immediately after I saw this cardigan pop up on my Instagram feed I downloaded myself a copy, printed it out, and got to sewing.  It was such a fast make and I finally got over my fear of my serger ( which I have since broken, yet another lesson that I should buy quality goods. )

And here’s a quick photo of some recent pottery items.

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