Jan 4, 2014
2014 Will be a Year for Making
I have committed to joining Sarah over at Goodbye Valentino in a year long Ready to Wear Fast. What does that mean? Well there are a couple of hundred of us participating, and we have agreed to refrain from buying any clothes for all of 2014. We will sew (or knit) everything - allowable exceptions are shoes, socks and underwear. I was pretty much heading this way anyway, as my tall plus sized middle aged self was getting damn frustrated trying to buy clothes. I have already made 2 pairs of stretch pants, 3 tshirts, 2 skirts, a blouse and some pj pants in 2013.
So this week, even though I need to start sewing clothes, instead I made this purse:
Out and About Hip Zipper Bag. The directions are very nice and clear, and I even inserted 2 zippers with no swearing!
Thursday night while I watched Project Runway Allstars, I did the alterations for making some tops using Simplicity 1805. I actually ended up altering the pattern pieces for a different view than I intended, but I think I will just make the one I altered, and do the other view later.
Frankenpattern! This is the story of my life.
I cut out the fabric yesterday. It is a grey cotton jersey, but man, somehow the rows of knit stitches were diagonal across the fabric, so I refolded about a million times trying to get some straight lines to cut along! Hopefully the top works out ok, even if slightly crooked still.