Every now and then my blog posts are than exciting due to wardrobe building. Things that I make because I need them week to week, but they are in no way exciting. Here goes:
Grainline Lark tee
I picked up this textured white knit from The Remnant Warehouse last year. I love textured knit fabrics and gravitate toward them in any store. I have already made a tank top with this fabric and now have a much needed cooler weather tee to add to my wardrobe.
The Lark tee pattern is a good basic wardrobe builder, but my tee is not a straight make. My last Lark was a little snug around the shoulders, probably due to being made from ponte rather than a more stretchy tee shirt knit. To fix the fit as this knit was a more stable one, without printing and cutting a new size, I simply used the size 4 pattern I had cut, but added a 2cms to the center fold. This, in addition to removing the side body shaping has created a really nice boxy tee, which is really what I was after. This tee is perfection – great for wearing with jeans, but also perfect for work – Yay!
New Look 6145
My love affair with New Look 6145 is well documented on this blog. I think this might be version 10, at least. This is a workhorse pattern for me, just a nicely fitted boxy top to wear on any occasion.
This one is made with a poly textured knit that I purchased from Addited to Fabric during the Canberra catch up in 2014. Like my white top above, I also made a tank with this fabric, but can’t seem to find it on my blog – must have missed that one.
Hudsons in woven
I think this is my 6th pair of Hudsons by True Bias. These are just easy work pants for getting down with the kiddos. They are made with a viscose blend fabric with a little stretch, that I purchased from My Hung. It looks a little like linen, but without the creasing.
The top that you see above has become a rescued wardrobe item. It is another New Look 6145 that I made last year. As I mentioned in that post I accidentally hemmed it too short. Thankfully I found my ponte scraps in my remnant bin and was able to salvage the top by adding two bands of fabric around the hem to lengthen the top. I don’t think it looks too dodgy and appears more like an intentional design feature.
Lastly, I have another pair of Hudsons. This time, they are made with a delightful ponte from Tessuti that I received from Rachel for my birthday. I almost wasteful using posh ponte for fancy track pants, but these were a much needed item. In my day job I do need to wear active wear on sports days. Fancy track pants are now the go and they are so, so warm.
Tis all for now!