Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Seamwork Akita and blackberry crumble!

  One of my favorite things about this time of year is blackberry crumble!! I love taking the little people blackberry picking and returning home to make crumble with loads of custard!  We have to make it dairy, gluten, and apple free - amazingly it is still very tasty!

  Do you read Seamwork? I loved both this months patterns Akita a simple woven top (from one pattern piece - yes one!) and the Moji woven tapered trousers.  Now the little people are back at school I seem to be busier than ever and have had hardly any sewing/ blog reading time. The Akita is a quick sew project, I used a lovely light batiste that I had in my stash. I have not had much luck with Seamwork patterns in the past so I did muslin this first. In the end I used a 10 for the neck, 12 at the bust, and graded out to a 14 at the waist/hips (I think I should have gone to a 16 looking at the photos). The only issue I had with this is that it has bust darts but they haven't included any increase in length on the front pattern piece to allow for the darts. As the ends of the side seams are finished before the side seams are sewn this does create a little excess fabric on the back, I just about managed to ease it in, but I did find it tricky.

The photo's are not really very flattering but I have worn this top loads and feel very comfortable in it. If I could work out the dart issue I would defiantly make more of this top!

I have so many sewing plans for Autumn/Winter but just haven't had the time to do much sewing recently! I am itching to get the machine out!!

  Thanks for stopping by!

            Su xx


  1. Hi Su, love this fabric and the pattern. It looks so easy to wear. Keep seeing posts from people able to sew now the children are back but I am finding the opposite too since my boy started school! Granted I still have two to look after, less guilty about the tv time in the holidays ;) Helenhooksandeye

    1. Yes even though all of mine are now at school I seem to be busier when they are at school!! I wish I had more sewing time!!!!

  2. This is nice, looks like one of those great tops you can wear with everything. I hear you on allergy free cooking! My son was allergic to the following all at the same time for seven years! Eggs, all dairy, pulses, citrus and peas! The plus side was I got pretty good at cooking and baking pretty quickly. Also dietician said he'd grow out of allergies between 7 to 8 and pretty bang on.

  3. Hi Su! I'm glad that even though you've had issue with the pattern, you have gotten lots of wear out of it. There's always room for another top! Even though I don't have small kids at school anymore, I still find September a busy time. For me it's catching up on my gardening and other things now that the weather is cooler. I hope to get back to sewing soon myself.