Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Grainline Studio Linden

I've been binge listening to Sewing Out Loud as I work and Zede and Mallory inspired me to try stretch fabric and thread.  The only stretch fabric I had in was a bright red velour that I bought in Copenhagen to make a dress for Miss Belle when she was a baby, that was 11 years ago and I've always been scared of it!  I had a go at a Grainline Linden, gotta love a raglan,  and was chuffed with the results, more stretch thread will be ordered.

I've also been stitching away at shop makes, I was going for a heavy duty canvas theme.  Glorious bright yellow, perfect for these dreary days.

A vintage French indigo canvas that feels rubbery but doesn't look it but I suppose it's the waterproofing treatment, a beautiful woven canvas.

Of course a bit of Marimekko oilskin.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Grainline Tamarack

I found this fabulous screen printed fabric, "Untamed" by Bridget Hickey - I'm guessing 60's - and thought it would make a great jacket, but I only had this much fabric to play with.

I spotted the Grainline Studios Tamarack with loads of examples online, it's a very versatile pattern.  

The only changes I made to the pattern were to add and inch to the bicep and have side pockets, this was just because I didn't have the fabric to match up for the original pockets.  The lining is an old bed sheet, I new it would come in useful.

I quilted the panels which was easy peasy, the binding was the pig.

Poppers on and ready to go.

I love it, it definitely brightens up a dreary day!