Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Completed:Virginia and Briar...

 Another two i've been dying to photograph! This is my favourite version of Briar so far in a navy sweater knit. Its inspired by this Boden sweater with jewels and sparklies. The trim is Sari trimming in a lovely acid green. As its straight it makes the collar stand away from my neck and i've received lots of compliments when wearing it! I think that its different enough without being in your face and oh so snuggly!
 Now onto my next make, Virginia Leggings y'all! I actually made something reminiscent of pants! These are Megan Nielsen's Virginia Pattern and they took literally no time, I'm never buying leggings again, these are comfy (bamboo jersey!) and have great coverage. The bamboo jersey is so soft but not the best for opacity. It would be much better in a cotton knit but i'm going to make them over and over again!
Fabric: Sweater knit - Ditto £4.50per metre, Still have loads lefts so say £8.00
Notions: Sari Trim in stash and Thread in Stash 0.00

Fabric: Bamboo Jersey Remnant £6.55 Ditto
Notions: Thread in Stash 0.00
Total: £14.55
Wearability: Briar 7/10 Virginia 10/10! Both awesome additions to my wardrobe and they definitely contribute well to my Fall Essentials!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Completed: Lady Skater Part One...

Phew finally I can reveal a few of the projects i've been working on recently! Its really dark here in the evenings so Piemaker and I were waiting for a bright day, sadly it never came and I got sick of waiting. So here is the first thing in my Fall Essential's Sewalong. The Lady Skater dress in a purple ponte. I made this way too long then ended up cutting it way too short. I know i'm going to have to make some serious changes before I make this again. I can only wear this with lovely warm leggings as it doesn't always cover my bum.
First things first, this ponte didn't stretch much on the cross grain so I ended up with this weird ripply neckline. I don't mind too much but an FBA is much needed if you look at the drags under the arms. 
I took the waist up about two inches but it could really do with going up at least another inch, then there is the back!
It is way too big for me here, if I could put the excess from the back onto the front we would be ok!
This is not the stunning manifestation i've been seeing on other people's blogs but i'm calling this a muslin. I think it could be a seriously awesome dress with a few major adjustments. I'm chalking it down to experience.
Stats today are:
Fabric: CHEAP Ponte from Fabricland £6.00
Notions: Thread From Stash
Total: £6.00
Wearability: 3/10 I doubt I'll wear it in its current version but It looks ok under a coat when walking the dog.