Autumn Makes Update

I thought I'd check in with an update on my autumn makes as I've been a bit quiet on the blog for the past couple of weeks. I have, however, been taking part in the #bpsewvember daily photo challenge over on Instagram, run by Amanda of Bimble and Pimble blogging fame.

Needless to say, my blogging silence does not equal no sewing. I've been busy making a kimono top in a sugar skull print cotton as a (now belated) birthday present for my sister (below), alongside some makes for me from the autumn makes list that I blogged about here.

Apologies to those who find basics boring makes but I may have become a little obsessed with the Grainline studio Linden. I completed the navy and gold Atelier Brunette French terry version from the list and decided that I need more Lindens in my life, so I am now in the middle of making my 4th Linden in sweatshirt fabric (I have one in jersey too!) For the blush coloured version (no.3), I decided to try my hand at adding proper ribbing, so purchased a coordinating 2x1 ribbing from Stoff and Stil (my new favourite online fabric shop for sweatshirt fabrics). I didn't find adding the ribbing too tricky at all and love the look of it on the cuffs and waistline.

I also purchased a grey leopard print fleece-backed French terry (and grey 1x1 ribbing) at the same time to make another Linden which is currently a WIP (below). At this rate, I think I might have to use the Linden for my #OWOP make.

I arrived home one evening last week to an amazing gift from my partner: an overlocker!! I cannot tell you what a game changer this is going to be. It took me less than an hour to sew together my main Linden pieces (with only the ribbing left to do) and the seams look so professional! I can't wait to really get to grips with what this machine can do! I managed to rethread it myself (a little bit tricky, but not as bad as I anticipated) and it's still working, yay!

Other makes ticked off the list include my Sahara shirt (below), which I've blogged about here. I love this shirt! It washes like a dream and is so easy to wear. I'm definitely planning more. I also completed a long sleeve Breton Top.

I have my Closet Case Files Ginger jeans pieces cut and ready to sew. I'm waiting for a stretch of time to really devote to making these but I'm really in desperate need of a new pair of jeans as all my RTW pairs are getting a bit tired now.

The big news is that I have ordered some wool in petrol blue colour to make a coat. I already have the Simplicity (E8055) pattern (it came free with Sew magazine), which looks like a 1960s style swing coat shape.  I'm going to use this for my first attempt at making a coat and then I might try something more adventurous like the Oslo from Tessuti if I don't find it too difficult.

I think that's everything from my list so far....Oh, I have just bought the Kalle shirt/dress (and the long sleeve add on) from Closet Case Files to help me get through my Maud's Fabric Finds fabric haul.

More soon,



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