Wearing my hand mades continued this week with the following offerings:
Monday – usual work day. Pale blue Puritan dress with patchwork denim coat: made from my son’s too small jeans and lined in quilter’s cotton. I wore my boots and I think I might have kept my coat on all day as it turned out to be colder than I was expecting.
Tuesday – nothing exciting, but dug out a self-drafted A-line skirt with matching vest top. Never blogged about, I thought the fabric looked Missoni in the online shop but it didn’t live up to my expectations IRL. Nevertheless – Me-Made May in action as I was almost going to donate this but thought I’d give it one more go.Fuzzy photo of Kate’s suit for SWAP ’13 as worn on Wednesday with shirt open and a white tank underneath.Thursday – classroom teaching all day. Centre for Pattern Design Spiral top made in super soft and stretchy jersey without front opening. I got this idea from Shams – just sew up the front. With such a busy pattern on the fabric you don’t see the seam and with Shams’ version, she used the front seam as a feature. Thats not a cowl neck you see either – it’s an infinity scarf made with the leftovers. Worn with Marcy Tilton’s skirt V8651- again I haven’t worn this skirt in a couple of years and I got loads of compliments. I think I may have gave the pattern away in a Giveaway – I’m a wee but sorry that I did now as it is OOP.
Both items not blogged, but spiral blouse is here.Friday – received so many compliments about the skirt on Thursday that I wore it again. This time with Vogue 1291 in summery, flowery, floaty chiffon. Never blogged because I was never 100% convinced of this top: I think this pattern also went in a Giveaway. The cardigan is RTW and used to be one of those sweaters with a sewn in front. I cut that bit out, neatened up the inside seams and now I have a bright pink linen cardigan.Thanks to Me-Made May I retrieved a few items that I was sure were destined to be discarded.
Hope you all a ‘normal’ week. I eventually managed to get photos taken for the official entry of SWAP ’13. I don’t know if I made the deadline, but I do have a well co-ordinated collection of clothes. Here’s a preview..