March Makes – a vlog and a Minerva Crafts blog!

Hello dear chickens!

Just popping by with my latest vlog – March’s ‘Sew and Tell’ with a finished knitted make too!

Here’s the video…

 

All the links/info is now in my Ravelry group so come join us!!


And my latest Minerva make is the knitted sweater featured in the vlog too so please click on this picture to read more…

I’ve started my epic annual summerhouse clearout and will be sharing a look around it all spick and span soon!! 🙂

Hope you are all well and happy!

Sew and Tell – February makes – the blog to go with the vlog!

Mar 12, 2017 | Posted by in finished project, sewing, VLOG | Comments Off on Sew and Tell – February makes – the blog to go with the vlog!

Good morning dear citizens of planet earth!

Well I’ve said I would do this for ages and here I am actually doing it – here is the blog to go with the vlog!

My latest vlog is a Sew and Tell of my February makes here in video form…

And here more details and lots of links of all the featured garments in picture form:

All show notes and links are also in my Ravelry group:
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/gabberdashery

FEBRUARY MAKES:

1) Navy Cleo Dress

Pattern:

Cleo pinafore dress – Tilly & The Buttons

Fabric:

Navy needlecord from Cloth House Warehouse

How long it took to sew:

3 hours

Any tips / tricks / details:

It is a really quick make apart from the turning out of the straps which always takes a long time and lots of patience! I used a bright yellow thread to topstitch with to add some interest to the navy dress!


2)Yellow Rope Gathered Skirt

Pattern:

Midi Skirt – Vanessa Pouzet

Fabric:

Yellow robe upholstery fabric from Cloth House Warehouse

How long it took to sew:

1.5 hours

Any tips / tricks / details:

Well, I’m wearing a shirt that doesn’t go very well so I feel like I’m not letting this skirt shine but to me it is PERFECT! I really love everything about it – my favourite fabric EVER! It can come up a bit big so I’m so happy that the buttons on the waistband can be positioned to tighten the skirt. I also added a small dart to the side of the waistband to shape it and make it fit a lot better to my form!


3) Library Skirt

Pattern:

Billie Skirt – Tribe Patterns (The Fold Line with Rachel Pinheiro)

Fabric:

‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ cotton from Sugar Bowl Crafts

and

Cotton chambray from White Tree Fabrics

How long it took to sew:

2 hours

Any tips / tricks / details:

I only had 1m of the main fabric, which is also lightweight so I used the chambray as a underlining but also made the skirt front and back in the full pattern length as I had to shorten the main fabric to fit the pattern on 1m! I also added a lovely lace exposed zip which makes it even prettier!


4) Minerva’s March Make – Burgundy Lola Dress

Pattern:

Lola dress – Victory Patterns 

Fabric:

Burgundy boucle knit from Minerva Crafts

How long it took to sew:

4 hours

Any tips / tricks / details:

Here’s my blog all about it:

https://www.minervacrafts.com/blogger-network/post/super-cosy-sweater-dress


5) Moneta dress (wearable toile!)

Pattern:

Moneta dress  – Colette Patterns

Fabric:

in £1 a metre fabric from Hackney Market

How long it took to sew:

6 hours to work out all the hacks etc.

Any tips / tricks / details:

Added a self drafted yoke, collar and lengthened the sleeves for this toile.


6) Moneta dress (for the MONETA PARTY!)

Pattern:

Moneta dress  – Colette Patterns

Fabric:

Fabric swap and stash fabrics

How long it took to sew:

5 hours

Any tips / tricks / details:

All in my blog here

http://www.gabberdashery.com/moneta-party-film-noir-version/


7) Heather dress

Pattern:

Heather Dress – Sew Over It

Fabric:

£1 a metre fabric from Hackney Market

How long it took to sew:

4 hours

Any tips / tricks / details:

Not really – I had a moment of confusion with the pockets as I was trying to make it on the overlocker so I guess my advice would be to do that part of the sewing machine!

 


 

Lots of lovely makes this month and next week I’ll show you what I’ve planned for the next few weeks!!

Have a lovely Sunday wonderful people!

MONETA PARTY – my film noir version…

IT’S PARTY TIME GIRLS (and guys!)

Moneta Party Time!!

As of yesterday and until tomorrow night 3 of my favourite sewing ladies, Elle (Sew Positivity), Rach (Rach Against The Sewing Machine) and Abi (Sew Abigail) are hosting a totally brilliant online sewing party that I’m sure is no news to any of you! It’s all about making and showing of your version of the brilliant Collette pattern – The Moneta Dress!

I decided to get pattern hacking for this one (and basically for the first time ever) to get a vintage, film noir inspired monochrome Moneta to party in…

HUGE thanks to my gorgeously generous husband for the photos and to the shop keepers of Crouch End for letting us use their walls!

I made the pattern exactly as is but added a yoke with a higher neckline and a self drafted pointed collar with a wide silk ribbon for a touch of glamour! I also made and added piping to the yoke seam which I love and have started a new obsession with piping and my new found love – the overlocker piping foot! WOW!

I also did my first ever toile!!

A very wearable one luckily – I just wanted to play around with collar shapes and check the yoke was in the right place… and then I could cut into the main fabric I had been saving! I changed the collar to be sharper and added piping and the ribbon bow for extra interest!

The fabric is all from my stash and I’m so happy to finally use the flocked mesh I bought when I first started sewing!

I just got lightroom so had a lot of fun adding the film noir style frames to this lot!

I also made a vlog (with the lovely Megan along for some of it) to accompany this blog here:

We’re all about the Moneta Party love!!

I’m having so much fun instastalking the #monetaparty tag – are you or have you already joined in?! I want to see!!

Lots of love and happy Moneta-ing!

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