Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sewing knits

I feel like sewing knit fabrics using my serger. I have a plenty of knit fabrics in my fabric drawer. Some I purchased then forgot about that for long time, and some were given to me by my old friend in Japan. The friend used to make clothes for her daughters. Now her girls are all grown up and not wearing clothes which are their mom's handmade so much. She still had a plenty of quality Japanese fabrics in a box she wouldn't use anymore. So it was a few years ago, I flew back to the US from Japan carrying a box of fabrics! This week I made a half sleeve raglan T-shirt for myself with knits in my stash. I drafted a pattern using a (non-raglan) T-shirt that I like its shape as a template. I am sure many many crafty bloggers already shared tutorials of making T-shirt based on what you already have in your closet. But I think I am going to share my version of brief tutorial in the next post. Because it is an easy and quick project. I guess some of my readers would like to know how I did it.

Happy knit sewing!! Please have a good day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Finished!! Nina's "Olinda"

Finally!! I can share the photos of finished "Olinda" today. I added many more buttons and made the sleeves much longer than the original design. That was Nina's requests. Somehow she likes long long sleeves for her cardigans and sweaters. It seems we endured through the coldest time of the year. I see grey sky that looks almost crying today but it is OVER 50°F (unbelievable!!!). Yesterday was a little cooler but a super bright beautiful day. I am so happy to see the thick snow melting and water dripping from the icicles. Meanwhile I am hoping to have some more  slightly cold days so Nina can enjoy wearing her new cardigan. My Ravelry project page is here.

Nina can pose like a model in such a fancy clothing and she can fly like an agile Ninja as well!

I love love love this smile. Happy knitting!!