Monday, January 19, 2009


This is the third item I have made on loom, and I would actually wear this out into the world! I used two balls of yarn because I wanted it to be super long (it's almost 6 1/2 feet long!). It's super warm and I've been wearing it around the house. Oh did I mention I made it in one day? Looms rock.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shirt Update

I haven't done a whole lot, but I wanted to show that I really have been working on it! Actually so far all I have done is the stay stitching and the darts. Hopefully I will do some more over the long weekend coming up!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Sewing Project!

I haven't sewn an article of clothing in a long while, especially not for myself. I bought this pattern on etsy. I am such a sucker for the Peter Pan rounded collar! This is an old pattern (1963) and is a little harder to read than our modern counterparts (i.e. new Simplicity patterns). I am going nice and slow and making sure not to miss any tiny step. Sizes were also different. This pattern is for a size 16, which looks more like a modern 6-8 maybe? I will be adjusting it as I go anyway, so it will fit me well.
I spent a lot of time picking out the fabrics. I decided to use one fabric for the 'body' of the shirt, and a different fabric for the sleeves and collar. I am using a very soft corduroy with a green plaid print on it, and a japanese linen with piggies on it. For the armhole and neck facings, I am using a cream Kona cotton.
So far all I have done is cut out the fabric :o)