Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sewing All The Things

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Things are happening!  This has been a tough week personally, but a very productive one at school.  Lumberjack went down to Portland for a work trip, so I've been sewing my little face off every day.  In the last two days alone, I've cut and sewn an entire garment - the little blouse above.  Hopefully I can do a real finished object post soon. 

It was originally going to have a mesh yoke, but I decided as I was cutting it out that using my extra cream jersey would eliminate the problem of finding a bra that fit properly underneath it.  This way, it maintains the feel of the illusion sweetheart neckline, but the cream is a little higher contrast, and there won't be any bra straps showing through.  Overall, it's a punchier look than I had originally imagined, but I love it.  Bonus: it looks like a strawberry milkshake.

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I've also made progress on my second sweater prototype, which is a cropped version of Ondrea.  I pinned it to Ondrea today to double-check the length, and it hits in just the right place.  I've actually already started the Loft version already, but I'm actually loving the prototype version a lot.  It's knit in Malabrigo Arroyo, a gorgeous sportweight merino yarn.  I've been striping the skeins, since there was a slight color variation between them.

I haven't knit in a few days, but I'm hoping to remedy that this weekend!

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In general, I'm really enjoying how each garment I make is subtly related to the others in the collection - a neckline here, a color there.  I am getting more and more excited about seeing them come together, and it's pretty cool to have them lining up on the rack all cute and finished.

Total count: 2 skirts, 1 dress, 1 blouse, 2 camisoles, 1 not-quite-finished cardigan, and my black dress, which only needs a hook & eye and a final press!

To go: 2 skirts, 2 dresses, 1 blouse, and 1 cardigan.

Not bad, eh?

1 comment:

Emily Hopkins said...

seriously loving your collection. I would wear ALL of the things you have shown so far all the time.