Friday, 6 December 2013
On ravelry this is a Andi Satterlund design and the first cardigan I have knit for myself (I did knit a test cardigan here. I have learnt a lot knitting this - and am now noticing all the mistakes. I will hopefully improve my second one. This is Louisa Harding Silk and Wool - Hand dyed Grace and was a dream to knit with BUT it is hand wash only!
Sunday, 1 December 2013
1. Make some lingerie
I made lots of lingerie :-)
2. Master the pants / knickers making
I am much happier with these -and have 3 new patterns to test out
3. Make a coat from my Green Christmas present fabric
***CUT OUT BUT NOT YET SEWN****
4. Make 5 stash patterns1. Make some lingerie
1. Jan 2013 - Kwik Sew 3300 Bra
2. Jan 2013 - Kwik Sew 2101 Bra
3. Feb 2013 - Kwik Sew 3299 T-shirt (men's)
4. March 2013 - Simplicity 2206 Knit Cardigan
5. April 2013 - Simplicity 8523 Woven "T-shirt"
6. April 2013 - Burda 8347 Woven "T-shirt"
7. May 2013 - Simplicity 2451 skirt
8. June 2013 - New Look 6570 - skirt
9. August 2013 McCalls 6044 - men's shirt
10. September 2013 Butterick 659 - shirt for me!
5. Complete a sewalong properly!
Jan 2013 - The bra making sewalong made me get on and sew some bras, so I am pleased about this!
6. Sew a swimming costume.
May 2013 - Made a pair of swimming trunks for L as practice... so I am getting there...
DEcember 213 - Made another pair of swimming trunks (for J)... now for me??
Jar of Doom....
I have 2 things I want to do:
1. make a lingerie set (bra and knickers)… that I am actually happy with
Jan 2013 - although I have now made some matching set, none I am 100% with yet... so I shall work on this again later in the year...
December 2013 - finally completed a set that I am pleased with and I have some more patterns and ideas to try out...
2. Make a coat using the fabric I was given for Christmas….
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Another Kwik Sew 2101 bra - in lace and tricot. Also self made straps! I could not wait for my order to arrive so I made straps.
Another Kirsten Kimono tee - love this pattern!
Gymnastic shorts (with pockets) made with cotton jersey.
Finally a pair of thick sports socks for - no sense of scale - they fit an adult! Might be better in thinner wool - don't think they will fit into trainers - and I may need to make them slightly smaller. These were made with Aran weight wool.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
After spending Friday helping someone to make a bra, I was inspired to make some more for me! This one has been waiting for ages - for several months a pair of matching knickers has been sat in the box awaiting some elastic ... which I finally ordered today. I also cut this bra out yesterday and sewed it up today. While sewing I was sort-of playing with play-doh with my 4 year old... so I managed to forget to sew some of the elastic on - so I had to fudge that and sewing it on a bit later...
The next one is half made and waiting for a) some more sewing and b) bra straps!
I also went through my "lingerie and swimming supplies" box and made up 3 complete "kits" for sewing this bra. Now I can just reach into the box and whip up a few more bras without having to think about it. I will need more elastic before I can make more kits up (plenty of fabric though!!!)
STILL have not made my coat - which is what I claimed I was going to when I finished my last bra!
Monday, 18 November 2013
In August 2010 I made this one finishing by saying I wanted to make a wool version.... I finally have. I used the left over wool felt from this bodywarmer. I had bought the fabric to make a coat for L, but he wanted a bodywarmer and his Grandma had bought him a lovely coat. So there was plenty left over for me to use. I made view "A" the shorter version. The fabric is a little stiff to drape properly, but I still really like it - and the fabric is out of the stash!
I think I will now make another view B with some grey wool fabric I have (assuming this does not take me 3 years to get around to doing!!)
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Bright red bodywarmer for O - with left over shirt fabric for a lining. Volume fleece interlining and polar fleece shell. The armholes are bound with black ribbing (which I think is the best finish so far!!)
Basic eyelet dishcloth from a free pattern on Ravelrylink here.
This is another free Ravelry download All Washed up, this was super fast to knit and feels lovely. I shall use it then probably make lots more. (Well actually this is a gift so I shall knit another one - use it - then knit more!)