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recently made: ledger top

ledger top_carolyn friedlander


As we get closer to the release of my next fabric line (this fall), I’ve been scoping out new clothing patterns to try when it’s here. I’ve already been working on some new quilts, but clothes are also important (/fun). Plus it gives me the excuse to make them.


While prowling a bit online I found this version (here) of Lisette 0450 (or 2245? not sure why the numbers are different) and was instantly curious. Plus, I happened to have the pattern already in my stash. (Woohoo for pattern hoarding!)


lisette 0450



The fabric Laura chose was great, and I thought the piping at the neckline was a smart detail. She also blogged about it here, which was helpful in thinking about my own.


Overall I stuck pretty closely to pattern, but lengthened it and added a slight curve to the hemline. In the future, I’ll lengthen it just a tad more and further exaggerate the curved hem. I really like the bias cuffs at the sleeves and chose not to interface them, which was a good call.┬áThe piping is definitely a must, and I can see playing that up in future versions, as well as playing with a contrasting neck and cuff.


The fit is pretty good and quite comfortable. I ended up taking it in a bit in the back seam and might play around with bringing in the sides a little more too. (I guess I could have just made a smaller size…) But with the shape being a bit boxy, you kind of want to find that sweet spot where you don’t look too truncated. Or at least I do since I don’t have much length myself. Someone taller could probably pull off the fuller shape without as much tweaking.


In the end it’s a good pattern that came together relatively quickly and easily. I’ll look forward to making it again.


ledger top neck_carolyn friedlander

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architextures win and headed to CAMP.


This is pretty exciting–the architextures big win over at Fat Quarterly. Thanks so much for all the architextures love. I am truly blown away. (And honestly a little nervous for the next line…it’s got big shoes to fill!)



And now back to my suitcase. I’m headed to the west coast for the next few days for CAMP.

And totally excited.



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a quilt a day: parade of houses.

I had a lot of fun designing my Local quilt, and I’m really into the idea of not only the project as a whole, but also breaking it up into fun, little flavorful goodies. I’ve got a few that I haven’t gotten around to officially sharing, and now is as good a time as ever.


This here is my lone local or local-let, as I like to think of her. She’s a leftover from my planning period that I recently polished off with some borders and all the usual finishings.


local_single_carolyn friedlander


local_single detail_carolyn friedlander


Kona mango on the back with ideas for quilting.


local_single back_carolyn friedlander


local_single back detail_carolyn friedlander


Then we’ve got some yellow with House no. 3.


local quilt_yellow single_carolyn friedlander


local quilt_yellow single_carolyn friedlander


And plum.


local quilt_plum_carolyn friedlander


local quilt_plum detail_carolyn friedlander


I am massively into the plum and gold fabric in the house on the left. Glorious I tell you.




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