My Spoolettes Make : Simplicity 1317

Hello chums!

Happy Mothers Day! I had a great day with many little surprises from the family. For starters my pale light coloured walls were transformed into a post modernist gallery. Each a painting from one of my little people. This was followed by a full English breakfast – a real treat for me as I always have Weetabix for breakfast.2016-03-06 08.28.30 2016-03-06 08.28.46 2016-03-06 08.28.52 2016-03-06 08.28.58 2016-03-06 08.29.05 2016-03-06 08.29.14 2016-03-06 08.29.23 2016-03-06 09.01.35 2016-03-06 09.01.41

Anyhow I hope you all had a lovely day celebrating all the mums around you.

As the title of the post suggests I have completed a project using some fabric from the Yorkshire Spoolettes meet up. Ali had given us 4 weeks to make something from the haul and I just squeaked into the deadline. To be fair I finished this a few days ago – I just didn’t get to blog it sooner. But never mind here goes.

This top is my Linden fix. To be sure I have been craving the Grainline Linden sweat top pattern but cant bring myself to buy it. I happily discovered this little gem of a pattern that I had purchased during my first Simplicity pattern sale (yes I thought that sales were very very rare and that I just HAD to snap them up before the sale goes) …<sigh>.

I cut up the size small and decided to do some blocking. Both the main fabrics were bought from Fabworks in Dewsbury. I didn’t plan on the cuffs and neck to be in a different colour but the sweater jersey used for the arms doesn’t have as much stretch even on bias. It was fine for the hem but for cuffs I wanted something I could pull up onto my elbows easily.

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Simplicity 1371 Sweater Top View D
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Wearing Simplicity 1317 with my Mabel skirt
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Simplicity 1317 Back View
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Sun! I cant see! Not used to the sun!
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Simplicity 1317

Everything was fine with this pattern except for the sleeves. They are too short in my opinion hence the extra long cuffs. Next time (yes there will be next time) I will add a good 2″ to the sleeves. Its darn quick to sew up taking just under 2 hours from cutting to finishing. I made it all on the overlocker.  This sewing with knits thing is quite addictive!

Verdict – I love LOVE this top so much. Its ridiculously comfy yet stylish enough for me to pop into M&S for my once every 2 years bra and knicker buying expedition:-). I walked out with a firm resolution to start making my own undergarments!!!!


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The only thing I like about shopping in M&S is the fitting rooms! Here I was in one yesterday trying out some bras. I ended up buying only 1 bra (a strapless one) and some thermal vest that were 25% off.


Here’s to secret pyjamas! Do you have secret PJs too?

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of interwebs and until next time-

Happy sewing!

PS A sneak peak of the dress I finished today using more of this fab fabric……060316 Mothers Day 196


16 thoughts on “My Spoolettes Make : Simplicity 1317

  1. Ooo! I just 💜 this top!! The colour blocking is perfect! And guess what?!?! The photo on my IG of you and Lucy with this fabric was liked today by Tilly!! Sewing royalty likes you!! Well, that’s how I saw it!! Can’t wait to see your new frock too!!😃


    1. He is autistic so it feels like 5 or 6 tinies ☺. I also bought your Liberty jersey fabric after seeing yours so a copy cat make will pop up in the next couple of months I imagine😘


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