Monthly Archives: October 2015


New pattern alert!



Another new pattern from Marisa of mlmpatrons.

I was so happy I was asked to test another one of Marisas patterns. This one is called L’impatiente. Its a quick and easy sew! Love wearing it with slim or skinny jeans. I don’t have to worry about holding my tummy in! Its turned into bit of a weekend top for me, cosy and comfy but I feel a bit more dressed and tidy that if i was just wearing a t-shirt.

Sewing wise it is fairly simple, perhaps not for a beginner but I think most would cope with the gathers and the setting of the sleeves. Talking of sleeves you can have them any length you want, I went for long and actually just roll them up. You really need a soft supple flowing fabric for this top so that it skims over you rather than sticking out over your bust!

L'impatiente, photo bombed by boy and blue balloon!

L’impatiente, photo bombed by boy and blue balloon!

I think I will make more of this pattern when I come across more fabric and I can see perhaps some summer tops next year! By the way its a pdf and just 5 euros! Bargain!

Its a lovely pattern and if anyone fancies a go and needs help to decipher the french instructions (that are good by the way) into English give me a shout!

My second L’audacieuse!

Seems like ages ago now, I think just a couple of weeks.  I made a another skirt from mlm patrons, the Audacieuse. I already had the piece of wool remnant in my stash and immediately  I came across it I knew it was destined to be another little button down skirt. My first tester skirt was made of dotty needle cord.

l'audacieuse number 2

l’audacieuse number 2

I think Marisa (mlmpatrons)  had altered the pattern slightly from the original that i tested, i decided to go down a size this time to match my measurements better. I did still take it in a little at the sides. Other than that it was a straight forward make. I might if I get round to it put in a little lining as sometimes it the fabric gets stuck on my tights or leggings.


Ooo, and also i used a walking foot for the first time because the wool was stretching out. it made a massive difference. I don’t know if you can see on this picture or not, the right side was the walking foot!

walking foot used on one side, normal on the other

walking foot used on one side, normal on the other

I am happy with the result and i reckon it will get lots of wear. Theres a little stripe of blue in the fabric that i can match my top half to. Happy!

This pattern is in French but if anyone fancies trying it I can help you translate the instructions!