Virginia Leggings

Man were these quick! I think it took me about an hour and a half to crank them out. I bought this awesome orange fair isle print jersey at Sewfisticated a couple weeks ago with the intent of making thermals out of it, and Megan Nielsen’s Virginia Leggings pattern was released with perfect timing.

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Alva Collar

I whipped up this collar on Saturday in under an hour. And frankly, most of that time was spent looking for a matching button. It’s my second make from Named Clothing, the Alva Collar.


I copped the idea to make it reversible from
jolies bobines, and I made it out of some scraps I had hanging around- some black kona cotton and a piece of red cotton 30s reproduction fabric that I’m pretty sure I’ve had since high school.


My only complaint about it is that I don’t know how to keep it from sliding around on my neck and getting crooked or showing my shirt collar in the front.

Blair Batwing Shirt

I finished up this sweater last week and I’m in love with it. Took about 2 hours to whip it up from start to finish- super easy.

I’m also in love with this fabric. I had no idea what i was going to make with it when i bought it, and I still have a ton left over so you’ll be seeing more of it soon. I’m thinking Charlotte skirt.
I was a little afraid I would get some kind of mariachi affect from the sleeves. So I intentionally positioned the stripes the other way, but in retrospect I think it would have looked fine either way. The shape of the sleeves is great- I love the way they taper at the cuff.

Can’t wait to make more from Named!