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Striped Caterpillar

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Sep 7, 17:52; 1/125s, f9, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I’ve seen quite a few monarch caterpillars lately which make sense as there have been many butterflies about.

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Written by Dalila

September 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

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Comma

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Sep 6, 12:45; 1/200s, f11, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I found this eastern comma (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Polygonia comma) basking in the north garden while I harvested tomatillos and weeded.

Written by Dalila

September 23, 2018 at 8:00 am

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Brown Caddis

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1/320s, f9, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

Caddisflies hold still so rarely that they don’t often make it to the blog.

Written by Dalila

September 5, 2018 at 1:08 pm

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White Mayfly

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1/160s, f10, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I found this pale white mayfly on the edge of the forest after a larger Hexigenid got away.

Written by Dalila

September 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

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Patterned Dolman Top

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1/320s, f5, 200ISO, autoWB, 50mm.

This is my favourite of the trio of tops that I recently finished. Because of the great print, it goes with orange, grey, red, and black separates. I picked up this fabric at a fibre gathering where a former quilter was getting rid of her fabric stash. This fabric reminded me of one of my current favourite makers, Sienna, of Not A Primary Color.

It wasn’t a very large piece of fabric so I decided to piece the shoulders by removing a strip from the top of the shoulder and adding in smaller scraps. This made the top slightly longer which was what I was hoping for. I created a narrow facing for the neck using the neck of the pattern and turned it under.

The fabric is very light a breezy and makes for a perfect summer shirt.

Written by Dalila

September 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Yellow Camisole

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1/250s, f7.1, 400ISO, autoWB, 50mm.

With the remainder of light yellow fabric (content unknown as this fabric was gifted to me), I created a camisole to wear under the short dolman-sleeved top. Instead of doing what a smart pattern-maker would do (and take a basic fitting sheath top like the one used in my patap patterns), I freehanded this camisole. (I was inspired by True Bias’s Ogden Cami, which I like – however I feel that v-necks do not generally look great on me.)

I first faced this camisole with an old sheet but found that the facing was slightly too short (it ended at an awkward spot) so I turned it into a narrow facing by trimming it and turning it under. The straps were folded over and stitched (so that I didn’t have to turn a narrow tube) and then I pinned them in place to adjust the height before sewing them down.

As you can see from the photos, the armholes are too low and show my bra and the shoulder straps are set too wide apart, causing them to fall off of my shoulders when I’m wearing the camisole. My current hope is that this camisole will fit someone slightly wider around and that I can find a good home for this as I hate to “waste” a make. If I make this pattern again, I need to narrow the shoulder strap placement (closer to the neck).

Written by Dalila

September 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Yellow Dolman Top

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1/320s, f5, 200ISO, autoWB, 50mm.

In my attempt to scrap-bust, I have been searching through my fabrics trying to match fabric with patterns. This scrap was quite small and it’s so thin that it seemed perfect for a thin and breezy summer shirt. I thought a simple dolman-sleeved top would make good use of this scrap and I even cut the selvedge as the hem.

For a woven t-shirt, the shirt does work out well – it fits over my head and while it’s not full-of-ease, it’s also not too tight. Perhaps it is a bit too short? Though for summer, it’s fine.

I hand hemmed the neck, and in retrospect, do not think I did the nicest job. It was hard to turn the cloth on a curve and keep the thread flat and I ended up with some gathering which I do not really like. I thought about fixing it and then realized just how much of a pain that it would be – and who will really care, besides me? So I think I’m leaving it as is.
Because the fabric is so thin, I realized it does need a tank top or camisole or dress to be worn under it. As there was a small bit of fabric left, I decided to make a camisole tank. To be continued…

Written by Dalila

September 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm