Saturday, 19 September 2015

The Glacier Vest

I have been a busy bee testing patterns again. This time the Glacier Vest from Gracious threads. I was so pleased I could take part in this one as I love these little furry vests for layering. Little Miss isn't too keen on cardigans but this is a good half way house. I guess she doesn't like being restricted but this offers warmth without restricting her movement.

It was a really simple sew which could be completed within a couple of hours if that?! And you get to use faux fur who knew there were so many different types. I had seen this particular faux fur on Paper and String's website last year and held it in the back of my mind for such a project. I love the outcome and little Miss likes it too which is the most important thing. It's on sale until the 24th September go get yours here

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Cocoon dress

Recently I had the opportunity to test the new Cocoon dress from Heidi and Finn. It's super exciting testing new patterns and this one was no exception. The pattern set out new challenges for me an exposed zip and unusual fabrics. It called for something which held it's shape- neoprene, scuba knit or sweat shirting. So I was straight on the Internet as soon as I had been chosen choosing something suitable. I came across two scuba knits and bought them asap.

However, about 4 days later they still hadn't arrived. Panicking I searched my stash for something suitable and found a reversible double fleece and a wool mix. Both were suitable so I started and within a few hours they were done, easy as pie.

I did a colour blocked version without the zip or pockets as it was quite bulky.

This is the wool mix version, I bought this fabric for £1 at a local craft jumble, a total bargain dress and my favourite. She looks so smart in it, it's hard to tell but the fabric is black with flecks of white and red.

I found out later my package had been returned to the sender as the post office used the return address as the address to send to😞, anyway they were sent again and I have more suitable fabric to play with😀
This is really a great pattern, easy to follow, fun and quick. I have another few planned for the winter months paired with thick tights and boots she will look smart and be comfortable.