My best nine this year. :) It's lovely seeing the projects that come up and reflecting on another year of making and sharing. I hope the end of 2017 is kind to you and your families! I'm slowing down my making and posting for the holidays, but I'll be back in 2018. ;)
I'm currently working on four pouches with leftover fabrics. I've done pouches before, but it's the first time I'm following a proper pattern and I love the tricks I'm learning along the way. I'm especially fond of this neat way to cover the end of the zippers, and I can't believe I never thought of doing that before. ;)
Pattern: Petal pouch by @noodlehead531 .
Yesterday, new lace and elastics arrived to replenish my dwindling stock of materials for lingerie sewing. I love prepping them for storage by carefully wrapping them around reclaimed bits of cardboard. I think it sets them off quite nicely and keeps them from tangling! On the cardboard I write the quantity I bought as well as the store they came from, so I can keep track easily. (In this case, it's @la_piqueuse). ;)
I've been posting quite a few of my projects using fabric scraps lately, but this is my favourite. A few months ago, I noticed a small tear on my favourite pairs of pyjamas and as I set to repairing it, I noticed how thin the fabric had gotten from intensive use (I keep my clothes a very long time) and I knew repairing the tear would weaken the fabric even further. I really didn't want to throw it away, so I put a fabric patch with sashiko, and another and another. I couldn't stop and before I knew it I had used every single woven fabrics I had made garments from so far. Now my PJs feel extra special when I put them on. ;)
I've been too shy to post my underwear sewing until now, but it's something I love making because it's so useful and is such a great way to use all those jersey scraps!
So this is what I spent my Friday on: cutting 5 pairs of underwear all out of leftovers from other projects. ;) One's already all done and I'll probably finish the others tonight! I didn't plan it that way, but it also happens to fit perfectly with the #greenfriday challenge from @amandinechadessolier
Pattern: Watson bikini by @clothhabit
Fabrics: plain jerseys from @wefiletik and print jersey by @artgalleryfabrics from @thedrapersdaughter. Lace and elastics from @la_piqueuse
I'm a very slow sewist (which I don't really mind as I get to enjoy the process more that way), but I've made some progress on my cardigan and sewn the pockets on. I was a bit nervous the fabric would stretch out under the machine, but it ended up going really smoothly with my new walking foot. Now I want to sew pockets on everything. ;)
Pattern: Blackwood Cardigan by @helens__closet
Fabric: Black jersey from @cousette
This is a skirt I made a few weeks ago and has since become my cold weather staple! The quilted cotton keeps me quite warm and the bright colour always brings a smile to my face. The perfect fall and winter skirt. ;)
Pattern: Zephyr skirt by @deer_and_doe_patterns
Fabric: organic quilted cotton by @wefiletik
I'm making a Blackwood cardigan, and the pockets are ready to go. ;) I don't often sew black, but it's such a handy colour to have in the wardrobe, that I've been making an effort to buy more black fabrics lately.
Pattern: Blackwood cardigan by @helens__closet
Fabric: Black jersey from @cousette
Just finished these two drawstring bags, again from fabric leftovers. ;) I find it easier to do scraps project in batches! They're planned to store shoes while traveling, but they could be used for anything really.
I'm getting started on the second panel of my embroidered project bag. I love seeing the gradual transformation from standard patchwork to embroidered patchwork. It completely transforms the way you see the textiles.