This is my second test of the narrow-sleeve extension, and I’m so pleased that I’ve now got the woven drop-shouldered long-sleeve top pattern that I’ve been looking for!
It’s only episode 5 and I’m already posting late because holiday-mode Jess doesn’t keep track of what the days are (since it really doesn’t matter). Here’s a selection of patterns which could go winter or summer, depending what you sew them up in (or wear them with). I know lots of the Southern Hemisphere is having incredibly hot weather, but here in Christchurch a coat would still be a useful addition to my wardrobe! This will be the last roundup post until 2020, see you all there!
Number 1, The Sylvia Coatigan
The Sylvia Coatigan from Schnittchen Patterns
Schnittchen seems little known among plus-size sewists but has a great aesthetic and a growing selection of plus size patterns.
Number 2, Glebe Pants
Glebe Pants from Muna and Broad are available from 46.5″-71.5″ hip and are 15% off until Christmas Day
Number 3, Byrdie Button-Up Blouse
Byrdie Button-Up Blouse + Dress from Pattern Scout
Available up to 54″ full bust and 58″ hip, this pattern includes options for 2 shirt views and 2 dress views
Number 4, The Cambria Duster
Cambria Duster from Friday Pattern Company
As always, I’m keen to hear suggestions! I don’t keep up with Big 4 releases, so perhaps there’s patterns there that you think might be perfect!
Native to China, ramie is a linen-like fibre made from nettles and which is classified as a cellulose fiber, just like cotton, linen and rayon.
Ramie fibers comes from the stem of a nettle plant called China grass (Boehmeria nivea). It looks similar to European nettle but it does not have prickles.Continue reading “All about Ramie”