Monday, 30 January 2012

Simple comme : study

I am studying.
My own summer sewn top design, attempt at design
simple, wide and comfy, biassed crisp finishing.
for on jeans or footless tights or maxi skirt or slip or...
there was 'grid'(Alexander Henry cotton) :  batsleeves, deep round neck, flip-over-waist-band
and there is 'la chartreuse' (crinkly wrinkly linen)  : same sleeves, same neck, darts and insert waistband
now 'Trombi' (a Marimekko fabric) : same sleeves, rounded boat neck, long shirt (no waist shaping).
This Trombi is definitely too big (somehow the Marimekko cotton falls much wider) and needs a bit of a crop I think... But the journey is the destination.  Making is great fun.

Oh and, this is simply breathtaking : Issey AW 2011, sigh, patternmaking a thousand beautiful steps further...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Passionate acorns

A new cardigan for the miss.
I worked on this off and on.
Loved it, hated it. ripped it, reworked it, put it away, dug it up again, gave up, picked up again and ...stuck with it.
Now, it's pretty good.
She is so happy with it.
That means I am happy too. It really does.
We are having the big summer holidays here
and after 5 weeks together, we tend to fight like cats at times.
She is so stubborn and so passionate.
She gets it from me, no doubt.

More pics here, Ravelry details here

Monday, 23 January 2012

Simple comme : biassed

Heavy Belgian linen, impeccably black and shiny
turquoise lawn lining, light and bright

A simple drawstring skirt, cut on the bias.
A-line and reversible
Home drafted, sewn and worn.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Faut le faire

{k2 + k3} Faux bois and Encore une fois
Encore une fois
Faux bois

A 'grown up' pdf file of the faux bras how to, click here to download if you want some too :).
Made two new versions : 'faux bois' (imitation wood) and 'encore une fois' (one more time).

Monday, 9 January 2012

Simple comme : satchel

a home sewn leather satchel from a small distressed but softly supple patent hide
bag and strap fully lined with sturdy Belgian linen 
-which serves as handy interface for the attaching of the strap-
plenty of space for crafty and other stuff 
favorite bit : the little hole of the front flap.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

we are doing beads

Me, pendues
Noor, shapes and colours
Lieveke, flou artistique
Me, tenues
's raining outside. We are doing beads.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Muji girl

In this new year : make it and make it good friends!

Muji painting, a light but ample summer snood, is finished and I made a pattern in case you want to make one too.

[ Ravelry details - Flickr photo's - pdf pattern ]