Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Baby quilt and stuff

So later than promised in my previous post, some pics of the baby quilt I made for my sister's imminent arrival. It is by no means perfect (don't look too close at ANY of the blocks) but I'm pretty pleased with it because it looks like something I would like to have around the house. The back is just all one fabric. I think it's a good size for either a cot quilt or a playmat. Hopefully it will get some use.

So back to garment sewing... It is with great excitement that I await my Lady Grey coat pattern from Colette Patterns so I can get cracking with Gertie's fantabulous coat sew along. It has dispatched so should be here any day now... pretty excited about getting all the supplies ready and also learning some funky tailoring techniqiues. I have never joined a sew-along before, but I think it will suit me pretty well. I have no issues testing things out, finding supplies and resources, but what I really lack is the discipline to keep sewing regularly - even if only for half an hour a day! I'm hoping the structure of the sew-along will help with that.

I am also hoping to finish the Vogue purple dress - it needs hemming and the centre back seam finishing. The fit isn't fab (I should have made a muslin - when will I learn!) but it will do. I seem to have constructed the zipper and lining in a slightly different way to the instructions so I am a little baffled at the best way to finish everything off, but I'll get there...

I think my next project (to run alongside the coat sew-along) is going to be a simple one - a skirt based on the Jenny skirt pattern from Burda. And I am actually going to make a muslin of this to make sure the fit is right! I need a tried and tested skirt pattern - would be great to have a few for work, and this high-waisted style suits me.

Let's see how far I get with finishing my purple dress!


  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! I am sure that your sister will be delighted to have something so pretty and so personal from you.

    I am up for the coat sew along as well. I hope that I can keep up. I don't have any interfacing/interlining because I wasn't sure what to get and was hoping for guidance. Anything beyond vilene will require a trip into town for me which is hard to do with two little ones.

  2. I love your quilt - so pretty and, of course, made with love which makes it so special!
    I haven't decided whether I'm in on the coat sew along - like you I'm waiting for the pattern to arrive and I'm going to make my mind up when I've taken a good look at it! But, whether I join in or not, I'm going to follow along - looking forward to seeing yours :)


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