Xmas Grainline Farrow

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., sewing

I ordered Graineline’s new Farrow dress pattern from Fabric Godmother a few days before Xmas. It arrived a couple days later and I couldn’t help cracking it open and immediately tracing out the pattern! I made a quick Muslim toile of the bodice and made my ‘wearable toile’ in some thick Cupro I bought in Canada last year. The drape is …

First Myrtle dress and a little project parade

LInda Lencovic sewing

Colette’s Myrtle pattern was the first sewing pattern I purchased, well over a year ago. I was planning to make the dress out of my prized chevron stag fabric, but then decided the bold fabric was better off being a top and skirt. I finally picked the pattern up again and decided to sew up a wearable toile from some cheap viscose jersey I’d …

Coat season is nigh

LInda Lencovic sewing

For the last EIGHT YEARS I’ve been searching for the perfect winter coat – and haven’t found it! At least for any price I can afford. There is something about only wearing the garment for a few months of the year that keeps me from being able to justify spending £300+ on a coat…well, that and the bank balance. ;-P That …

Ikat Belcarra

LInda Lencovic sewing

Things on the knitting front are still slow due to my tendon injury, so I’ve been compensating by sewing and project planning. A recent make is the Sewaholic Belcarra Blouse in an unexpected light yarn-dyed cotton Ikat I found at the local fabric shop in town. I’d purchased this pattern last year in a moment of impulse but have been trying …

Flared and Tentacled

LInda Lencovic sewing

There have been some absolutly beautiful FOs with Kettle Yarn Co. blends popping up on Ravelry lately! I’ve been trying to keep my FO Pinterest board updated to share all of them. Click over and check them out! Make sure you share your projects with the group by simply choosing the Kettle Yarn Co. group under the group drop-down on the …

A tale of two Bantams

LInda Lencovic ISLINGTON DK, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, sewing, The Boardwalk Collection

I  recently started working my way through the patterns in the new Merchant & Mills Workbook. Filled with tons of patterns I want to make, I thought I’d just get stuck in and work up to the more complicated projects. My favourite pattern thus far is the racer-back Bantam top and dress. I started with the dress version in a medium weight …

Chevron stags and wardrobe plans

LInda Lencovic sewing

As the weather gets warmer and my mind turns to spring knits (cardigans, yay!) I have been thinking a lot about what I hope to make this year to wear WITH the knits. I decided at some unnamed point last year or the year before that I wanted to try sewing again…REALLY try, not just do my usual attempt at …