Itinerarium Maraudentium

I finished my Seamwork York Blouse. How did I fit the pattern on the fabric? You may ask. And I’m glad you did.

I cut the front on the bare minimum of fold needed. Then I cut the back on folded fabric as close to the selvage as possible.

After this, I used the center of the fabric to cut out the sleeves. I had to double it horizontally, which means I had to cut it into two pieces – one for each sleeve – and turn it around since the fabric is directional.

Then I cut the cuffs out of the other side of the fabric left after the front was cut on the fold. I even have fabric left!

I see Harry Potter themed project and notions bags in my future.

I didn’t want a tie at the back, so as I was looking through my buttons I found this clasp.

It looks perfect but it comes undone a little too easily. I’ll have to think about how I can improve it.

Seamwork Makes the Dream Work

I found a free blouse pattern on Seamwork called York. I think it will be perfect for the Marauder’s Map fabric, and the bird fabric too!

Along with the pattern, they offer a Collection Planner for free. I’ve never approached my sewing and knitting this way, but I think I may spend some time with it. It makes sense to plan a wardrobe of pieces that work together.

The new Ottobre has a jeans pattern, and since I already have the denim fabric, I may use it. The Bootleg pattern I downloaded before is already too large for me.

Since I’ve been unwell I decided not to push it so I didn’t go to my studio to cut out the fabric. Maybe I’ll try for one night this week.

Did you craft on Labor Day?