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Pleated skirt

Hello readers!

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit more adventurous with my sewing machine and I really wanted a new skirt for Christmas so I looked for an easy pattern to start with. I found this really cool pleated skirt pattern and it looked easy enough so I got started.

Getting the measurements right didn’t take long but it took me a bit longer to figure out how to do the pleats. I ended up using this video on youtube, which I thought was so useful. It shows you all kind of pleats but I used the box pleats.

And here it is!

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I’ve ended up wearing it at least 3 times since Christmas and I got lots of compliments from people. Regardless, I am so please with how it turned out 🙂 Hopefully I can extent my sewing skills in 2017!

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In search of the perfect jumper

Happy Friday!

I can’t remember if I have mentioned it yet, but we are off to Europe pretty soon, and from Australia we have around 30 hours of flight (so around 60h to go there and come back). I thought it would be the perfect time to start another project, one that doesn’t require 40 skeins of different yarns! Because it’s always cold in planes and it’s winter here in Oz, I have been searching for a jumper pattern.

So off I go to Pinterest, browsing for styles I like. A hood? why not. Good length? For sure! I definitely also want long sleeves. Baggy? hum, not really, I’d like something more fitted this time.

I found a few free patterns that I liked.

One from Drops Design

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One from Patons

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And one from Bernat

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The only issue I had with all those patterns was that they all use cotton, which is nice but I feel like winter in a bit cold for a cotton jumper. In the end, I decided to browse Ravelry. And there, I fell in love!

The name of this pattern (My favourite crochet pullover) was perfect as well, and I am sure that it will also become my favourite jumper pattern!

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You can buy the pattern on Ravelry and you can go check out Katy’s blog as well, it’s pretty cool, with a great gauge tutorial and some very cute free patterns, as well as the links to all her paid patterns.

I’ve already done my gauge, and I only have to go get my yarn before we leave 🙂 So excited to get started on this one!

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I wish you all a smashing weekend!

 

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