I cut out this Cashmerette Pembroke and sewed it up over the course of a couple of hours last night, after many months of thinking how nice it would be to have a merino turtleneck in exactly this shade (a perfect match for my marsala linen Zadie Jumpsuit)
I’ve decided to take advantage of this long-weekend to find the perfect pattern to use for my treasured marsala merino, which I’d like to make the winter-layering-turtleneck-of-my-dreams from! Since we’re in lockdown here in NZ and it’s not possible to print any new patterns out, this throwdown has been limited to patterns that I already… Continue reading The perfect merino turtleneck pattern throwdown
I’m amassing a collection of hacked Cashmerette Montrose Tops for workwear since I can now easily cut-out and sew one of these in about half a day. I’ve added neckline facings, which cuts down enormously on the time (I find bias binding to be a huge bummer).
This gorgeous double gauze, ‘Stardust Amarante’, came from Miss Maude in New Zealand’s North Island and its usage in combination with the Montrose is entirely inspired by/plagiarised from Plum Kitchen who made this exact top in the mustard colourway (she actually has tonnes of inspiring Montrose tops (and other clothes), you should definitely check out… Continue reading Amarante double gauze Montrose
The latest Cashmerette Montrose in a wardrobe that already has a decent amount of Cashmerette Montrose tops: I’ve lengthened the sleeves, made the body more ‘A-line’, drafted facings for the front and back necklines and tested it all out in this cloud-print rayon from Drapers Fabrics.
Ever since I saw this glorious sweater/top from Alice Alexander Co (a company I’m just a touch obsessed with) I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the idea of a non-stretch woolen top/sweater. I’ve pinned a lot of inspiration to my ‘boiled wool sweater’ pinterest board and taken numerous inspirational screenshots.
I started this Cashmerette Harrison Shirt, my first shirt, with the intention of making a ‘wearable toile’ but have settled for a toile that included plenty of ‘firsts’ for me! Usually when making Cashmerette Patterns, I’m able to pick my cup size, select my bust measurement and then grade out a size or two where… Continue reading Toile of Harrison Shirt from Cashmerette
I wish I had a picture of the dress that this top used to be so that I could share a before and after. This Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette is a recent purchase and has quickly become a Tried-and-True pattern in my wardrobe!
I got this glorious ponte from Tessuti in Australia. I got a sample of this and a delicious chartreuse and eventually decided that this colour was perhaps more practical. In reality, I wish I’d bought both.
This Pembroke Dress from Cashmerette is actually a mashup of both the tunic and dress version of the pattern, since I wanted a desperately wanted both that amazing neck and the ties that drew me to the pattern.
Another Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette. I loved the fit of the first few Springfield tops that I sewed up, and I had just enough of this floral fabric left after making a Cashmerette Montrose top to almost make a Springfield Top too!
This dress is a hacked version of the Montrose Top from Cashmerette I loved this fabric the moment I saw it online. Linen, large scale print, gorgeous colours- it basically checked/ticked all the boxes I didn’t know that I had. Since I’m so thrify, I only bought 2 metres, which it turns out was the… Continue reading Montrose Dress in Dreamer Linen
This Montrose Top from Cashmerette is going to be a Tried-n-True pattern in my wardrobe, I can feel it in my bones! I bought this fabric as a remnant from Nerida Hansen in Australia. It sat in my stash for quite a while because it was a much thinner cotton than I had anticipated, and… Continue reading Floral Montrose top
Buying this Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette was something I sat on for ages. It seemed too simple to purchase. Not that I have any skills making my own patterns, but I suppose I just thought I should be able to make do.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was only able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric with some serious pattern tetris work.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric by playing pattern tetris with the fabric.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this grey ponte from Tessuti in Australia. I had enough fabric to make a peplum, and I’ve also made a currently unfinished Rivermont skirt!