All posts tagged: Cotton + Steel

Many Cashmerette Harrison Shirts

This post has been a long time coming, since October 2016 in fact! I just kept making more versions of this pattern and said I would wait until I finished this one or that one to write the blog and it just became this vicious cycle and today it ends! It’s a happy ending though, 5 Happy Harrison Shirts. I’ve made it in Liberty Lawn, Liberty Art Print, Chambray, and even Quilting Cotton and there has yet to be a version that I don’t love. Do you want to hear all about my different versions? Read on! You can read all about my first Harrison shirt in all her glory here. After the pattern was released Jenny created an expansion pack to turn the shirt into a dress. I tested the expansion for her and have a great Liberty Harrison Shirt Dress to show for it! I wore this dress when I was interviewed by Chronicle and if you’re interested to watch that you can find it here!  I really love this fabric, it’s pencils! …

The Cashmerette Upton Dress

I was so very excited when Jenny asked if I wanted to test her newest pattern, the Upton dress! The pattern is available today so I’m excited to share my first version with you. Yes, I said first version, there’s another almost ready to share! I was smart and used a voile that costs me $3.98 per yard to make the lining and that acted as my muslin. However, I didn’t finish my muslin/lining until 4 days before my feedback was due. In theory this shouldn’t be a problem, but I hadn’t cut out my Cotton + Steel rayon yet and turns out, wait for it… I didn’t have enough. I had purchased 2 meters from MissMatatabi in November and I had enough for all but one piece. I should mention that the pattern calls for 3 7/8 yards of 45 inch wide fabric for the view I made so this was all my error. So I ordered another yard, paid extra for rush shipping and it was delayed by Storm Jonas back in January. With my feedback …

The Brave Little Mortmain Dress

When I saw this Cotton and Steel fabric my first thought was of Merida from Disney’s Brave so I knew I wanted to turn it into a dress that I could call my Brave dress. I don’t care how old I get, Disney movies will never loose their luster to me and now I have my god daughter to watch them with so I don’t accept anyone who passes judgement on my love of the animated princess.