This weekend I attended a sewing course here in the small town where I live. I meat some fantastic and inspiring people. I started sewing a blouse for spring and a casual dress for my daughter. I also cut many meters of bias binding. I hope to meet the people from the course again soon. It’s really fun sewing together with others.
I need some t-shirts and it’s really fast to sew one when you have a pattern that you like. I really like the site Its always autumn! So much inspiration and tutorials. And one of my favourite t-shirt pattern is her easy tee. And of course I wanted to try it with the Peter Pan collar.
I used some black and white jersey I had and bought half a meter black for the collar and sleeves. The fabric was making me dizzy while I was cutting it because of the really narrow stripes, but I think it’s ok on the finished tee.
I made the neck opening smaller and also made the neckband visible over the Color. It’s hemmed with a twin needle.
I have some larger projects planned as a part of the 2018rtwfast but it always seem easier to start sewing something smaller. And I needed some more undies. I really love the pattern from Jalie. My favourite model covers my twin mom belly 🙂 The rainbow fabric is leftover from a t-shirt I made for my son and the purple one is made from an old t-shirt.
I have also sewn the girl undies and mens trunks which are part of the underwear bundle from Jalie. Great patterns!
I have finished my first project in 2018. It’s the ‘Frill Top‘ from ‘Love Sewing’ magazine. You can download the pattern, but you need the magazine for the instructions and I don’t have that. So I have made some mistakes… I sewed the frill with the shoulder seem. Which felt logical at the time since I made the frills double because it didn’t look so good with the fabric’s backside showing. Maybe the fabric is not the right choise for this project because it is quite heavy… Still I like it! And I love the ruffles! And I’m thinking of making a lighter version for summer.
Hopefully All the wrong choises are going away and the seem ripper tool is coming out in the #2018RTWfast challenge. It’s time for some planning and improving of my sewing skills.
So, I have committed to not buying any clothes for myself throughout 2018. And I am so excited to get started! I\m really hoping to improve my sewing skills, but also to get away from the way we tend to think about consumption. We can still buy underwear, shoes and accessories. And it’s going to be so much fun! Hope you will follow me on this journey, and even join in… If you are interested read more over at Goodbye Valentino.
I decided I would finish all my knitting projects before starting something new. It’s actually working out quite nicely, the only problem is I’m finding ufos all over the house…The last thing I finished was a ‘Skappel’ sweater. It’s really easy to knit and I would say it’s a fast knit, but It was not for me. I get easily bored 🙂 I wear it alot. It’s really warm and light. It’s knitted in Drops Alpaca and Brushed Alpaca Air.
What happened the last 6 months….
I’m in a real good place right now with lots of crafting 🙂
I have finished this ! We have really cold weather and some days we even have snow 😦 I want sun and warm weather now, the winter has been too long! But a good warm shawl is really good to have around the shoulders these days…
Anyway, I’ve knitted this in Drops Fabel and the pattern is also from Drops. I knitted the whole shawl in garter stitch ( the lace should have been in knit stitch) and I didn’t do the short rows at the beginning .
I am very pleased with this, love the colors and the shape.
Pattern: Shifting tide
Yarn: Drops Fabel.
That’s what I should call these socks. I wanted to try the JoJo-heel, and I started it, but I knit the same turning twice instead of reversing the turning of the heel. I must say the socks are a perfect fit, it was easy to knit and it looks very much like heel on a store bought sock. I’ll certainly do this mistake again 🙂
Yarn: Schachenmayr Regia Design Line by Arne & Carlos
Yesterday the twins celebrated their 8 birthday! We had cake and family came over. Happy day 🙂
The evening was spent on the sofa watching ‘The Last Kingdom’ while knitting socks.