Simply Sewing Magazine – Issue 14

Just a quickie today to share my contribution to this month’s issue of Simply Sewing magazine. A quick and easy sweater update…press - issue 14 - simply sewing


Despite popular belief I don’t dislike colour! I just don’t like it on me, lol 😉 So sometimes it’s nice to have an excuse to bust out the colour for someone else.  And SS being the colourful publication that it is often means that they will ask me for something “punchier” than my usual palette of greys and neutrals, lol! Don’t think you can go wrong with this colour combo. So striking. The use of guipure lace (how DO you pronounce that?) was designed to add a touch of luxe and the cropped proportions designed to lend an edgier feel to the silhouette.  The original jumper came from Tesco of all places! This was my inspiration…

mustard and black


I also did a sweater revamp for the last issue (issue 13) of the magazine….first time I have done cross stitch since childhood!!press - issue 13 - simply sewing

I’m done with sweater revamps for now.  But the NEXT project I’ve done for Simply Sewing? I’m really excited for you to see that one! Think you guys are gonna freak!!! But that’s next month 😉

Issue 14 is on sale now. Back issues also available. Click on the link in the sidebar for deets or take a peek at a sampler of this month’s issue here.

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  1. Ingrid February 29, 2016

    Lovely Portia! Especially love the cross stitch. Any clues for next month? 🙂

    • Portia Lawrie February 29, 2016

      Thanks Ingrid! No clues! More than my life is worth, lol!

  2. What gorgeous sweater projects! I really love the color combo of the yellow and black lace, and you even managed to get the same exact shade as your inspiration! Lovely work, Portia! 🙂 Lisa

    • Portia Lawrie February 29, 2016

      Aw, thanks Lisa!!

  3. Genesis February 29, 2016

    I loved this post! I liked the apliques and the colors. Looks easy to sew. I want to try it! 😀 Thanks for sharing it .

  4. Vicki Halliday March 6, 2016

    Haha gwiperwy!! I love both your revamps.

    • Portia Lawrie March 8, 2016



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