My biannual productive weekend
with a posse of lovely crafty ladies. So good.
WARNING: EXCESSIVE SEWING PROJECTS AHEAD.
I started with some pre-cut cushions for a quick kick into gear.
Feature fabric from Cloth | natural silk backing from my stash
(and from my mother’s stash before that).
An impromptu collaboration with Di to make this shrug
using a loosely interpreted version of this pattern,
an Akira remnant I’ve had for years
and some random on-the-body shaping/tweaking/forming. FUN.
Some new boxer shorts for the boy child
using Star Wars fabric purchased here.
One. Very. Happy. Star Wars Obsessed. Son.
A heavily modified Nani Iro dress for the girl child
using white linen I dip dyed 2 years ago.
A super simple skirt for the girl using an offcut Alison gave me last craft camp.
[And 2 wee skirts for her teddy.]
A trio of zippered pouches using this tutorial:
This one I made with my Maze and Vale Freeform Patchwork and
I made another 2 with waterproof lining for toiletries bags.
I double stitched all the hems on this Mega Cowl Long Sleeve Tshirt
that has been languishing in my WIP
An unplanned cardigan using some stash wool merino
and a pattern from a Pochee mag.
Completed with major pattern interpretation assistance from Di.
A drapey long sleeve summer tshirt using this free pattern
and some stashed striped cotton lycra.
A much needed summer blouse in gifted white viscose from Di
with Alison’s Mandy Boat Tee remodelling:
sleeveless assymetric blouse with a knotted shoulder detail.
I’m especially loving the wide waist hem and serious drape.
Today: basking in the pleasures of a sunny day and homemade clothing.
Sewn Items: 15.
Calorific Tally: untold 1000s.
Satisfaction Rating: High Distinction.
Repeat Required: Most Definitely.