I was really impressed with the August issue of Knipmode. I’ve earmarked 7 patterns to make up. Here are the first three – a knit top (#2), a woven top (#17) and stretch woven pants (#4). Advertisements
I was doing a bird survey this morning and came across a pair of goannas in a tree. Obviously spring is in the air! The larger of the two would have been close to 2m long. The other small one was a bit wary and spiralled into a hollow.
What a difference a little colour makes! My initial sample for this scarf was really dull and lifeless so I’ve made a couple of changes. Where I had the white & grey stripes, I’ve added in space dyed yarn – a mixture of deep green with orange and lime highlights.
After all the work I’ve been doing on pant drafting, I’ve decided to start a new weaving project before I try to draft out a pair of jeans. The weaving group is doing a “weaving canasta”. You draw 5 cards from a deck, each with a different weaving requirement. Then you make something using those…
The third type of pant drafted from the sloper I made is a cigarette pant style. I’ve used the Balmain Biker pants as the inspiration.
My next knock-off is the Kuhl Destroyer Pant. I think I was crazy to try to make these pants, but life is boring without a bit of a challenge? Drafting the pattern turned out to be the ‘easy’ bit. The biggest headache was working out how to sew the sides as they have a normal…
My first real pants drafted from the sloper I made is based on the Marmot Ginny hiking pant. I love the back pocket. The shape of the pant is very similar to the pant sloper. The main thing I needed to draft was the patch pockets on the front and back.