Little scrappy cardigan
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
3d ago
Phew!  My February knitting project was finished in the nick of time!  Honestly now, I’m not sure I’m going to be able to keep up with my resolution of one knitting project per month this year, my hands might not be able to cope… but I’m still going to give it my best shot! This is a little cardigan destined for Theo; I bought this pattern online; the Sirda Denim Cardigan.  I made the second size and all yarns are scraps and leftovers from my still very large bag of scrap yarns.  The buttons are coconut shell buttons, also from stash.  I know, I know; sorry! the “stash ..read more
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Trench coat inspired cape jacket
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
1w ago
I made this cool new little jacket/cape/abbreviated trench coat thing!  I don’t know how else to describe it really! This is the new Delma pattern by Fibremood; it’s a very wide, yet very cropped little jacket, with trench inspired details like a gun flap at the front and storm cape at the back.  The sides are buttoned closed with arrowhead tabs, which themselves have a trench-inspired air about them too. I added bellows pockets to the front of mine, for visual interest, and also because pockets too, of course!  These have plain, unbuttoned flaps over them. The fabric is a b ..read more
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Tie dyed lingerie, and bikkies
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
3w ago
Hello!  I’m back with a few new things… I had a length of raspberry cotton jersey that’s lovely quality and I wanted to make a new set of lingerie with it, but I somehow felt it boring just as it was… what do do of course but make it less boring.  I decided to try my hand at some tie-dyeing…   I cut the right amount of fabric to cut a Watson set of bra plus two pairs of knickers. btw, ages ago I made the undies pattern pieces full size, and added the crotch piece to the front piece to include it, as shown above.  This had made the pattern far better suited to me, and far ..read more
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Leftovers baby jacket and beanie
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
1M ago
Hello!  Long time no see!  Well, actually it hasn’t been that long, but you know… I’ve been making lots, but not really much that’s blog-able.  Lots of trials and tests of our new pattern, which should be coming up pretty soon, so please look forward to it! I also had a bit of a horrible health issue in there as well, which hopefully has been cleared up now.  Nothing to really worry about. But in the meantime I knitted this new cute little set for my littlest grandson Gilbert!  When he’s a bit older I can hopefully take a picture of him actually wearing it, but right ..read more
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2023; a retrospective
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
2M ago
Hello!  It’s the last day of 2023, and I’m feeling miraculously motivated to look back upon my year of making, and see what I made, how it worked out and generally do a bit of retrospective musing on the things to come… first of all I’m putting up some favourite photos/outfits, one from each month of the year.  I made everything I’m wearing in each picture, barring some shoes… January February March April May June July August September October NovemberDecember Actually, it was funny for me looking back to find some favourite pictures because to be honest I had a bit of a photo slump ..read more
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Christmas dress! hot choccy treats and some cute little kiddie things
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
2M ago
I’ve made some new things… … including a new Christmas Day dress for myself… the latest subtraction from ye good old stash.  So this new dress was made with a piece of lovely border print stuff bought in the closing days of 2019,  New York when I went there with Yoshimi… I’m pretty sure it was from Metro Textiles? I thought I’d make a simple, very plain shift dress and turned to a rather lovely little shift dress pattern I’ve made previously, Burda 07/2018; 118, which is exactly that, but with pockets!  Win! As usual I hadn’t really bought enough fabric and cutting out the pi ..read more
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Check it out…
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
2M ago
I bought this beautiful, slightly crinkly linen gingham from Japan a few years ago, during our last visit there and it was always intended to be a Vogue 2900… I frequently jump and haa about a particular fabric and which one of the one million different designs it could better be suited to, so it’s pretty nice when a piece of fabric can actually get matched with a pattern and actually go through with it, and no agonising along the way! There’s probably not much more to say… this Donna Karan design has been a favourite for years, I’ve made a few – this is my fourth! – and still wear and love ..read more
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An assortment of sewn things
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
3M ago
hello!  Once again I am presenting an odd assortment of disparate things made recently… Items 1 and 2; two completely identical new Booragoon tops.  Both from a pink cotton jersey from stash, originally Spotlight from ages ago.  I’m wearing one above with my newly dyed Closet Clore patterns Mitchell trousers… the trousers used to be a paler pink and I felt like a colour change though I fear I overdid it a bit!  never mind…  the other pink Booragoon has gone to my niece T.  It really suits her! Love this cute and yet chic little pattern!  I know it’s mine and ..read more
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Our newest pattern, the Meelup skirt!
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
3M ago
above; I’m wearing Meelup view A, made in a lightweight cotton canvas originally from Spotlight stores. Hello!  Cassie and I are very happy to announce the release of the latest addition to our Carolyn & Cassie Pattern Co family; please give a warm welcome to the Meelup skirt! above; a Meelup view B that I made last year; in a truly stunning cotton drill bought from Ikuntji Artists… this is a skirt that never fails to attract admiring comments, which is very nice! The Meelup is a design I refined from my own skirt block quite a while ago now, and one I’ve subsequently made over and ..read more
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Pretty blouse, handbag, wallet, underthings, baby things and pink books
Handmade by Carolyn
by Carolyn
3M ago
I’ve been checking out all my as-yet unblogged things, and there are so many!  I guess I’ve been in a real blogging slump this year.  Anyway, apologies for the overloaded, as well as overdue! blog post, and here we go…! Item 1: a pretty lingerie set.  This is of course the Watson pattern by cloth habit, one I’ll be making for the rest of my life, I’m sure… just such a goodie.  Same modifications I’ve always made. (see here)… I had all the elastics and bits and pieces already, and a quite short length of bright neon yellow elastic, leftover from this set… it was fun incorpor ..read more
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