Sometimes inspiration strikes on the very last day. Last week it was still really cold and I still didn’t have a winter coat. I didn’t find one in stores that I liked and I didn’t have the courage to sew one all winter. Fast forward to last week when I realised that my favourite fabric store was still having sales and that a nice warm draped coat wouldn’t take me all that long to make. Enter my all time favourite pattern: Opal Coat & Cardigan (#obviously) I took the regular pattern in a size D and drafted the new front … Continue reading Opal Waterfall Coatigan
I´m halfway through my Laundry Challenge (read all about it here) and it´s going really well. I put the rack of clothing right next to my bed so I can see all my clothes when still lying in bed. It makes me really happy each night and each morning to see them hanging there and deciding what I want to wear. Big Win Number One: I´m excited about wearing my clothes. I´ve noticed that since there are fewer items to choose from, I don´t get overwhelmed, don´t feel the need to change 500 times and I´m instantly happy with the choices … Continue reading Laundry Challenge Week 1: Round-up
On Tuesday I happened to stumble upon a thriftshop which sells items by weight or by length. Textiles (clothes, bedlinnen, blankets, etc) were sold by weight. I rummaged through the bins hoping to score some fabric for muslins. I found quite a few that I liked. I even like most of them well enough to keep them for clothes rather than muslins. My favourite piece was a buffalo check wool blanket. I´ve been looking for nice buffalo check fabric for a while now, hoping to find some in flannel for a winter shirt, but this was definitely the next best … Continue reading SWAP Project 4: Buffalo Check Opal Coatigan
It´s not a big secret that I like Lisa. I like her as a person, her lifestyle and I´m a big fan of her patterns. I´ve made the Jade skirt, the Jasper sweater and now her Opal Cardigan. I want to make her Zircon sweater/dress so badly, but since it doesn´t (really) agree with pregnancy or breastfeeding, I´m putting on hold for next year.
Back to the Opal Cardigan. When Lisa asked for testers, I was bummed because being pregnant I wasn´t the right woman for the job. So when she asked for reviewers* afterwards, I jumped at the chance because a buttonless cardigan is wearable whatever state you are in 🙂