Thursday, 30 July 2015

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party


Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

Th last week of July is the here!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)


Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

See you soon
x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party


Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

July is the here!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)


Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

See you soon
x

Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday FO Fun

This Friday I have two things to share with you:

Firstly, here is my finished silk scarf. This was one of three that I started earlier in the year.

silk scarf

I am glad they are finished and I can start to focus on new projects!


Secondly, I managed to try out my Lutterloh system which I received last week through the mail.

I wanted to make this skirt:

Lutterloh pattern 176

I did feel rather anxious to begin with as there are no instructions on how to put the pieces together, which piece needs interfacing / facing and which materials to use.

So I had to wing it!

I kinda knew what I had to do and I kinda knew what I wanted it to look like!

I started out with my measurements and then "drawing" the pattern accordingly.

Lutterloh patterns

A tip for those of you using this system for the first time: Photocopy the pattern pieces and cut them apart so that you have small pieces to work with. I didn't do this with this pattern piece and had to end up folding my file insert into thirds so that I could copy the pattern correctly!

Lutterloh french curve

Once the pattern was transferred to my packing paper, I cut it out (I drew it with seam allowances included) and went about sewing my skirt together.

I faced the front flap and used linen for the whole skirt.

linen skirt

I moved through the project very slowly, and made notes of everything I did incase I would like to repeat the skirt pattern.

Luckily there is such a thing as Youtube
The steps that I was unsure of I looked up on Youtube and managed to find small clips and whole videos which helped me to feel a little more confident on my progress.

I must admit that I am rather impressed with the outcome of this skirt!

lutterloh skirt

skirt lining

stitch in the ditch

I almost managed to sew all the way around in the ditch.

decorative stitches

Nothing is quite complete without my decorative seam stitching!

It fits me really well, is quite comfortable, and the girls were impressed enough to grab my Lutterloh folder to see what they would like to make :)

Have you used this system already?
What are your thoughts on it?

Have you something completed to share with us today?
Feel free to add your link below :)

Have a great weekend.
x


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party


Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

July is the here!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)


Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

See you soon
x

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Productive.

wip wednesday

This week has been quite productive so far :)

I actually got a little of my sock knitting done - it does help that the weather has cooled down a little since last week, so it does make it easier for me to consider knitting again!

I managed to get some more sewing done over the weekend, and will show you the result of my efforts on Friday.

Besides the project I finished I plan on starting to make some pajamas for the family for the upcoming winter.

For this I am using this Butterick pattern:

Butterick B5153

and will be working my way through my next sewing course:

Learn to sew Pajama Pants

I actually can't wait to get into this project as I am really quite enjoying my sewing experience at the moment!

At work this week I have managed to design and warp three projects. Two of them are almost ready to weave and the third will have to wait a while.

cotolin waffel cloth

This will be waffle cloths, made with cotolin.

arm patronic

And this is a test warp so that I can try to figure out our computerized loom!

cotolin and teddy

This warp will also make kitchen towels

I can't wait until our build is complete and my craft room stands! Then I can dress my own loom with all of my creations!

Reading Wise: I finished last week's book, have read another in between and am now reading a biography on Beethoven, so far it is really quite interesting.

What have you been up to this week?

I will be sharing this post with all my creative friends!

Have a good week
See you on Friday
x


Paper Crafts Supplies

Friday, 10 July 2015

Friday FO Fun!

Sewing seams

I have finally managed to create a garment that doesn't look like it has been badly handmade!

Wooohoooo!



What I loved about this course:

Nicole takes you through the garment process step-by-step, I love courses like that! They actually teach me something because I move through the process with the instructor and learn loads along the way!

I must admit that I took it upon myself to not make any shortcuts with this project, to sew and baste and iron when I was told to and to enjoy the process, which I did.

I have, until now never created such incredible looking seams!

facing how to sew

Just look at this incredible looking facing!
I would never have achieved that before!

sewing in sleeves

The sleeves turned out really well, as did the darts and I am so impressed with the contrast band - it is like I didn't actually sew this dress!

learn to sew: shift dress

Deficit about this dress:

The linen!
Believe it or not, I had just finished ironing it before I took this photo.

As much as it is a deficit, the dress feels amazing to wear - perfect for the weather we are having right now.

I think I will make another shorter version of this dress at a later date.

Have you taken this class?

Share your dresses below :)

With my new learned skills I think I will try another dress next week :)

What have you finished this week?

I would love to see - share your FOs from this week below.

See you next week.
x



Thursday, 9 July 2015

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party


Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

July is the here!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)


Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

See you soon
x

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.