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.
Mechanical, Art and Design. Three wonderful things rolled into one at the MAD museum.
The experience of being there on a hot August Saturday surrounded by tourists was quite similar to the feeling you might get staring at these animated gifs for longer than 10 seconds.
The following demos may prove useful to someone. The are based on one of the WordPress plugins built for the Innovage iStep European project. Click on the link below each iframe to go to a demo. To get the code simply view page source on the demo page. Animate a route using Google Maps (jQuery,
Visited Masson Mills Textile Museum in Derbyshire this morning. They have a museum with working machines that process fleece into threads and then into fabric. We had the place practically to ourselves. It had a wonderfully abandoned air to it. It was packed with machines, some with work left unfinished on them, others just standing
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
I needed to catch left swipe and have it force the page to scroll down in the browser on an Android device. Regular scrolling (up and down) needed to continue to work as expected. I’ve come up with the following working solution. I’m posting it here in the hopes it will be of use to
This is the third time I’ve made this skirt to date. There’s just something wonderful about an item of clothing that has pockets that are actually big enough to be useful. The only difference to the original pattern is that I line the skirt. I find it hangs better with a layer of lining.
The fabric is the last of a 6 yard bolt of Vlisco Dutch-African waxed cotton I purchased in London a while back.
Finally I have learned to do a Blythe faceup.
This was my second attempt. The first ended up looking … kind of mehh… so I decided to take things much slower this time. Going slowly made a huge difference. Watching this youTube video by Gisele Bianchini was also very helpful. It helped that if anything went wrong with adding the colour I was able to sand it all off in a few seconds.
Millions of hexipuffs, blood, sweat and tears later and the beekeepers quilt is finally finished. Claude Debussy said “Music is the silence between the notes.” I think the repeated pattern of absence of the hexipuffs gives this throw a little something extra. Plus I was able to get away with finishing the quilt faster 😉