However, I'm not feeling downhearted at all, I made it to day 19 before having to wear anything twice which just goes to show that I have lots of choice in my handmade wardrobe. During the month I finished 5 new garments (mostly unblogged and pictured) so I'm feeling pretty productive too. All in all it's been a fun and informative month and I now have a shopping list of useful items that I'd like to make over the coming weeks rather than just making spur of the moment choices each time I finish a project. Big thanks to everyone else who joined in, it's been really inspiring to see what other people wear on a day to day basis and really interesting to see which of my projects have caught peoples eye too.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Saturday, 28 May 2016
While I really like the idea of View A with the shorts I thought I'd make things easy for myself and use the bodice from that view but use the skirt from Views C&D. I'll definitely make it as a romper soon though.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Hi there, I've been AWOL for a few weeks, mostly because I've been working slowly on several projects with not much to report. I'll have a catch up in a few days but today I'm just here to introduce you to my new friend. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will not be surprised to learn that I' treated myself to a new sewing machine and it is very pretty indeed!
Monday, 9 May 2016
I was unsure if I was ever going to write a post about this dress, frankly it's a bit of a mess and I was just going to sweep it under the carpet. However, it is a garment that I've made and now worn and I've decided I should be proud of it. Also it is useful for me to get down all of my thoughts so that I don't end up making the same mistakes next time, so please bear with me!
Deer and Doe's Belladone dress is one I've been meaning to make for ages, it's so simple and smart from the front, but has the lovely cut out detail at the back. It's taken me a while to get round to making it, partly because I was looking for the right fabric and partly because I was wavering on what size to make. I made their Sureau dress last year in size 40 and find it a little large but I was a little worried that this more fitted style would be a bit tight if I made it in size 38. In the end I decided to just go for it with this inexpensive pink linen and prepared to write it off as a muslin if it didn't fit.
|Please note this is linen, don't judge my wrinkles!|
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Tauriel, is exactly what I'm into at the moment. Cute little cables knitted through the back loop which look super complex and time consuming but are really pretty simple. I've actually got an idea for a pair of socks along similar lines floating around in my brain right now, I've put pen to paper but it may be a little while before I put needles to yarn. Watch this space.....
The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer, which has really subtle little glittery strands in it. They are maybe a little too subtle for this magpie, but the effect is quite tasteful. I had to get in really close to get the glittery bits to photograph at all, but they are in there. I really like the way the cables really stand out in the light coloured yarn and I think it was a really great choice for this project.
All in all, I'm really pleased with these. They felt like a little win after a rubbish week and I'm sort of glad to be done with them after knitting them for so long. My next project is a breezy cotton sweater, so hopefully more seasonally appropriate. Oh, and for anyone that was worried, my phone has been thoroughly dried out and appears to be fully functional at the moment. Fingers crossed it stays that way.