Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Liberty Summer Romper

Another thing that I never got to share here that I finished over the summer, is a Liberty Summer Romper that I made for Rose.
This is a free pattern that is available from Purl Soho and with the overlocker was a really quick make.
I made size 6-7 as Rose is quite tall and I wanted it to last a few summers.

I used less than a metre of fabric which I had bought in a sale ages ago for a bargain price and as I didn't have the right size elastic in my stash, I improvised with a slightly thicker one and made the channels slightly wider, so I like to justify to myself that this really was a free outfit!!!! 
The pattern and instructions are really clear and I can't believe that they give these patterns for free!! (not that I'm complaining, but I've paid for patterns with less instructions, photos and tips.)

The Details

Pattern - Summer Romper by Purl Soho
Fabric - Liberty Lifestyle Woolf in Pastel from Sew & Quilt

It was a big hit for holiday and was perfect to keep her cool in Spain, I can see lots more of these to come as the pattern goes up to age 11.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Pebble Beach Shawl - Take 2

Hello.......................long time no blog!!
It's been a while and things have been busy and blogging has taken a back seat in life and unfortunately so has sewing and knitting! But I thought to get me back into the swing of things I would share a few of my summer finishes over the next week. Yes I have actually finished something!!
Back in May The Pebble Beach Shawl Pattern had a update with two new sizes added to it and since my mum pinched my last one I thought it was a great excuse to cast-on one for myself.
It is rather bright, but I wanted a shawl that would bring a bit of sunshine to autumn and winter and since I took some pictures of me wearing it this morning I haven't taken it off, so it is definitely giving me a bit of warmth on this chilly and damp day.
It is such a easy knit, but I think gives a finish that looks very delicate and pretty and using a solid yarn really shows off the pattern at it's best.

The Details

Size - Medium 
Yarn - 177 grams of Smitten II by Sweet Clement in Maple

And as you can see from these pictures, it is a beast of a shawl and is perfect for around your shoulders or wrapping it around and around your neck.
I think I will have to start yarn shopping for a large one!

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