I have now written up a bit more information on the blocks for sophie’s quilt and am happy if anyone wants to download it. (this is for the 99″ x 99″ quilt… which is big) The other posts on this can be found here BFG Sophie’s quilt and BFG inspired Sophie’s Quilt II. I love that one reader has already made a version and found my workings useful – Susan’s quilt is absolutely beautiful and you can have a look here, fantastic work!
A few pics of what I’ve been sewing. Mainly gifts:
I followed this great tutorial to copy a pair of leggings for my daughter. Wow, how come it’s taken this long to discover twin needle magic?!
It was really easy and fun, so how hard could it be to make adult ones?
I had a go at drafting my own leggings. I followed this tutorial here one little minute draft your own leggings.
The one thing I found was that the knee was a bit tight, and around calves. I have wide calves, and this drafted pattern didn’t allow for that. But it was a very good fit around the bum (which also a bit wide!)
Then I bought the custom fit Espresso leggings sewing pattern. Honestly, I could have just adjusted the drafted pattern I had, but there’s something comforting about the Espresso instructions and I love the way you fill in the dots on this innovative pattern.
I learnt from my own draft to allow a measurement for my calves and I lengthened the pattern by 2″.
Now I have a great fit. I’ve made 2 pairs for myself. And I can see a few more on the horizon (cycling short, 3/4 length etc).
I made both my pair and my daughters with the sewing machine. I can imagine that making them on the serger would take no time at all!
I’m joining and linking up to the Small Blog Meet. If you have fewer than 50 followers it’s a great way to virtually meet others out there in Blogland!
Here are a few of the projects I’ve been working on recently:
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This was my finished jelly roll challenge during the Fat Quarterly Retreat last year.