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Winter sewing.

Ok so a quick one with lots of photos. I made this Simplicity 8338 workout top out of some light weight active wear remnant from Lincraft. Cut out ages ago and finished it a few weeks ago. It's a nice fit and I like it. I will make some adjustments so that I can tie up the back when I do yoga as downward dog makes it go over my head unless I quickly tuck it into my pants... which I do.

Made the back panel with some white mesh I had on hand.

So winter sewing because at this stage we are going away to Europe and am busy making stuff to take. Jeans which I think will be too light weight but with tights and a long coat should be ok. I'll see. I started these a few weeks ago but I haven't finished them yet.

Didn't have a blue zip on hand but a green one.. no problem. Too long, also no problem; this is a stash pair of jeans. Yay!

Have used New Look 6979 for the pants in a heavy wool knit I bought a a fabric stash sale a few months ago. They are heavy but look smart for basically wide leg track pants.  The fabric features below.

These are merino undies made for my son from leftovers with Jalie 3242. So happy with these but they are short in the torso so I've adjusted the pattern and cut out a pair with full length legs and they are ready to cut out. The full grey pair here have orange merino on the inside pouch. They have some wide elastic waiting for them so I hope he finds them comfy to wear them too.

This is the Ottobre 5/2016 Drape Front top. I'm surprised how wide the neck is. But I like it. That's the heavy wool pants leftovers with feature sleeves out of pewter pleather but .....

It was old and also bought at that fabric destash and the pleather split when I tried it on for size, so they'll come out and some other feature fabric will go in it's place. Anyway in a hurry so that's it for now. Still can't comment... it's driving me crazy but probably saving me time 😒.


  1. I love to see your sewing! The workout top is so cool, and so professional, a brilliant sew. As for making jeans, I am awestruck by everyone who does that - I am still working on stretch pants :( Happy Sewing xx

  2. Everything is looking good--especially those pants!! They fit you nicely and the red topstitching looks fun.


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