Hello, Happy New Year and Decade!!
This first blog had to be a bit special as I might look back on it in 10 years and give the kids a giggle. It was supposed to a quick blog back in December but life got in the way so hey, here we are. Another lovely french terry from Fabrics For All for their first blog from me for 2020. As soon as I saw this I knew it needed to be a snuggly cardigan as it has a lovely soft brushed back that feels warm as you put it on and such warm colours.
Tilly and the Buttons had released their add on cardigan pattern to the Nora jumper at the back end of last year and I have to admit as soon as I saw it released my PayPal money was winging its way across the internet to be swopped for a pdf. Tilly had already written a way of adapting the Nora but if someone has gone to the trouble of doing all the hard work I am happy to pay. The add on is for the fronts and bands, you need the original pattern for the back and sleeves.
Gorgeous isn’t it!
As ever the instructions are well written as is the pdf and it all goes together like a dream.
My walking foot is hardy ever off my machine these days, it just makes jersey, ponte and terry all behave perfectly. As you can see in these photos I used the inner foot guide for the first topstitch pass of the band and washi tape for the second.
And did I say, it has pockets!!!!
This is a close up of the fabric showing the pocket, double stitching of the front bands and the bottom edge. It’s a really clever construction for that bottom edge, everything gets concealed inside when its turned around.
Trying to take good photos at this time of year is a nightmare as these silly out takes show
So when the sun came out this afternoon we were straight up to Morley. The top photo is taken in the Beryl Burton memorial garden. A local lass who achieved 122 National titles and 7 world titles. She dominated distance cycling and held records that took years to be beaten by both women and men.
The Nora add on is a pdf and cost £6.50, well worth it as its beautifully drafted.
The fabric was provided by Fabrics for All but was my choice and I chose what to make with it. Thank you Sarah.
Also Sarah has started a social evening on a Thursday and I am looking forward to meeting more people there and sharing ideas.
Until next time,
Happy Sewing K xXx