Amnesty flowers

I love the monthly challenges although I am usually not organised enough to post anything in time (even in a whole Amnesty month I end up doing it on the last day!). But I do have several exciting things to share and they are all very floral!


The first one is a waterfall jacket / cardigan made in a lovely scuba fabric I picked up just before Christmas from the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham, which I thought would be perfect for this pattern as the wrong side of the fabric is on show and I love the vivid pink. The pattern is a Knipmode one (from the January 2017 issue) and it went together very nicely! I left the edges raw to avoid the bulk and I like how the front drapes in the quite structured scuba.


I also made the t-shirt underneath, which is a V-neck version of the Green Tee by Greenstyle. I hacked a long sleeve onto the t-shirt and made it in a lovely cotton jersey. I finally figured out the twin needle settings to stop it tunnelling too (well, mostly) – I got a second bobbin case for my machine so that I could lower the tension on the bobbin thread. The V-neck is a tiny bit off if you look closely but on the whole it came out very nicely (and I love the fit of the pattern).

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The next project was a bomber jacket, also from a Knipmode pattern (from the March 2017 issue), which I made in a crepe scuba jersey and cotton ribbing (the scuba crepe came from Fabworks). I had to put the separating zip in twice to make sure the ribbing didn’t stretch out too much, but it was worth it to get quite a neat finish! The topstitching around the zipped pockets is not entirely straight but luckily the print mostly hides this 🙂 I think for the next one I will add a little bit of length to the body as it rides up a little bit. But my partner reckoned that the fabric and pattern combination looked quite like Ted Baker, so very pleased with that!

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The last one is my second Melilot shirt (a Deer and Doe pattern), which I made in a lovely Liberty tana lawn (with French seams of course). I did a swayback and a broad back adjustment and the back hangs a lot better than my first one.

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I also got some excellent advice from the Fold Line facebook group on how to do a neat hem and I made matching bias tape and it made for a lovely neat hem! I am really loving this shirt and am planning several more!

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6 thoughts on “Amnesty flowers

  1. Great choice of fabric on that waterfall jacket! I love the pink.

    I had such good intentions for Amnesty Month, but I didn’t write anything. The garments are done! Some have been done for months! Oh well.

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    • Thank you!! I love bright colours 🙂 And I’m glad it’s not just me who has good intentions but often doesn’t get things done in time! 🙂


    • Thank you!! I love a good floral too (as you can tell!) and it’s so nice to be able to sew as often the colours in the shops are just not right for me 🙂

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    • Thank you!! I’m really enjoying having some things that I can wear to work 🙂 I just need to get faster so I join the themes in time!

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