Simplicity 2154 has been in my pattern stash for ages but I always found an excuse to not make it. It's a mini capsule wardrobe pattern, 1960s reproduction. There is the bow blouse, a knit cardi, woven jacket and pencil skirt.
While on a break from work for 2 weeks over Christmas/New Year, I was hit with some sewing inspiration. I didn't feel rushed or pressured, but interested. I ended up finishing three new items of clothing. Each one was cut out, sewn and finished in one day.
Even though this blouse is small, it takes up a lot of fabric! The bow, knot, collar, neck binding and arm binding are all cut on the bias which eats up fabric. Not entirely ideal. The blouse itself can basically be made from remnants. But not all the little extra bits. If you were clever, you could use one fabric for the blouse and top collar, something else for the bow and knot, and then standard single fold bias tape for the arm and neck edges. It has the potential to be a stash-busting project.
In my case, it was stash busting. I had an awkward amount of this pretty cheap and flimsy shirting poly left from a UFO project that is languishing in a box somewhere. It was meant to be.
I have ordered some red poplin with which I plan to make another....
Hello and welcome to my MMMay18 week 1 wrap up. So far, the challenge has been pretty easy for me. Autumn is great time to move into knitwear, but skirts are still fine. It's a fairly wonderful time of the year. So far, I've not donated any me made clothing, but I did go through my fabric and yarn stash to move along small pieces or leftovers that I would never use. It feels lovely to let things go. I think quilters are in the best place to use smaller scraps.
Without further ado....
Day 1: Simplicity 3688 grey wool skirt. Op shop jacket. Ebay blouse.
Day 2: Gable top by Jennifer Lauren Handmade in a purple cotton spandex from Spotlight. Scottie brooch was a gift from Mum and Dad's travels in Scotland. Pants by Retrospec'd.
Day 3: Vogue 8811 (LOVE IT!) with Anita Carigan. Belt from eBay.
Day 4: New Look 6000 recently completed from a ponte from Spotlight.
Day 5: Green Salal cardigan with Hunter Green Cascade 220 superwash yarn. Buttons from Etsy. Blouse by Revival purchased through eBay. Pants are Collectif jeans. The large earrings are vintage resin things that I tuned into earrings myself!
Day 6: Wedding attire! Butterick 4919 full length dress made from a CDC from Spotlight. Rust coloured bolero bought from Myer when it was still called Grace Bros.
Day 7: Cosy Monday with 1940s Cabled Cardi in an acrylic 5ply.
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.