This is another pattern that came about because I don’t want to learn to crochet. All of the beautiful Blythe helmets I see online appear to be crocheted. Necessity is the mother of invention so here is a free pattern for a knitted version of a basic Blythe helmet…
Knitted from Mara Shawl pattern. Used 2 balls of 4ply. The multicolored yarn is Donegal 4ply hand dyed yarn from The Old Piggery in a colour beautifully named Northern Lights. The burgundy yarn is 4ply Extra Super Geelong Merino Lambs Wool purchased on eBay from the seller kingcraigfabrics.
Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat: Big and Tall Boy’s and Men’s Waistcoats Sewing Pattern. I made view B in Scottish tweed in size 2XL
This is a very straight forward pattern. The only major change I made was with the interfacing. It seamed a bit odd to me that the pattern called for interfacing for the whole front of the piece. I considered that interfacing with tweed would make the waistcoat very stiff, so I left it out. I was very glad I did.
What makes a house a home? Is it a nice set of curtains? Is it designer furniture? Is it having the biggest TV and hottest new technology? Having lived in 14 houses so far I know that none of the above are what make a house a home for me.
As part of her PhD my colleague Caro Claisse designed a kit, including a blank build-it-yourself laser cut house, to act as a canvas for people to express what makes a house a home for them.
The image below for this DIY Cowl Top kept appearing in my Pinterest feed and eventually prompted me to sew up my own jersey version. I don’t know the original source of the inspiration image. A reverse Google image look-up suggests that may have come from this Serbian (according to Chrome) website here.
Last week I attend a day class to learn how to weave a scarf in a day with Jane Huws in Sheffield. During the class Jane taught a small group of us how to set up and use a rigid heddle loom. It was a lovely day spent taking with very interesting ladies and learning many
I love my Blythe dolls, but variety is the spice of life. I looked into buying my ladies some animalistic friends but WOW those Wonderfrogs, Hujoo dolls and similar are difficult to find in the UK and pricey! Ouch!! I’d rather put that money and effort towards my next dolly purchase.
This is the first pattern I’ve made from this Japanese pattern book Stylish Dress Book but I think it’s a keeper. It’s the top section only from pattern U. I managed to find the English language version of the book and found it straightforward enough to follow.
A few years ago I modified some existing patterns into a Blythe raglan dress pattern. I used it a batch of times and then forgot about it. It’s been languishing in a pile of human sized patterns until rescued in a recent clear out.
This dress is unlined and features raglan sleeves and a cowl neckline. As with previous Blythe patterns it should fit both the standard factory body, a licca body and/or a flection pure neemo XS. Photographs below are shown on a flection pure neemo XS.
Recently finished this project using a couple of balls of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran weight yarn and less than a meter of almond silk. Very quick to knit up and relatively straight forward. I made the straps a bit wider than the pattern suggested and skipped the crocheting altogether. I’m not sure if I’ll