I did get a Monday photo - and really I should learn to stand better in trousers as these actually hang really well. Honest!
These trousers are based upon McCalls 5239 (if it ain't broke . . . . !) and the cardigan is based upon McCalls 4466. I am wearing a black RTW tank underneath. The trousers are a dark charcoal and have a cream/white pinstripe. Great for office life!
Oh, go on then, I'll show you some more socks before I get on with my plans for the next week or so!
The rainbow ones above are one that I particularly like. I dyed the yarn so that I would get a self striping rainbow effect and I am rather pleased with these.
I just love the yellow, pink and lilac in these - the yarn is Drops Fabel.
Now then, back to sewing :) I have almost completed my mustard linen trousers - I just need to hem them, then will get pics.
I also made this pair - they are cropped and made from a 'technical' fabric. Years ago I was involved in a small business making fleece jackets and trousers for climbers and and a small section of the UK military. My partner in the business gave me some of the fabric that was no longer required and I ended up with a few meters of this. It is definitely polyester and is totally windproof! If they were made by Patagonia or Berghaus they probably would have cost around $200-$300! Mine? Free! Now looking at them I can see that you are thinking that these are really boring looking trousers - how do you jazz up a pair boring, sludge colored trousers? . . . . . . .
Well, you use pretty pink serging thread and fancy smancy ribbon for hemming! Incidentally, the legs are level - it is just my photography that is somewhat wonky!!
So really, it was a quiet week of sewing for me, I do have a bias cut 'A' line skirt cut out that I did not have chance to sew up. And today I worked on a blouse/top pattern that I can wear without having to tuck in. It is based upon the blouse in 'Perfect Plus' and I plan to start the wardrobe using this beautifully soft grey suiting (pants and long sleeved top) and the blue/grey striped cotton (short sleeved blouse). I have been reading and re-reading this book and am excited to get started. I know that a lot of people have given this book bad press because some of the styling/clothes are outdated and that the book is aimed a the Petite market (patterns can be adjusted to regular), but I love the idea and am excited to get going!
I also cut-out a skirt from this cotton/lycra jersey.
The skirt will be my version of the Hopscotch Skirt by iCandy:
I won't be sewing the 'jog' in the middle as my stripe repeat is about 12", nonetheless, I think it will make a fun skirt!
Well, that was my week - how was yours?