samedi 3 décembre 2011

WIP: I might actually finish something by the end of the year...

...or will I ?

I haven't blogged in months, but I have been doing some sewing.
This is what is currently on my table/dressform:

This jacket, that was in my sewing cue for the longest time. I made a muslin back in May and then waited all summer to finish altering it.

The reason it's still sitting here unfinished is that I haven't been able to find the right ribbon to finish the neckline and zipper side. Aside from black, white, grey and the occasionnal bright pink or yellow, none of the fabric stores I go to have the right color ribbon to match my fabric. So I'm resolved to finding the right stuff online...

In the meantime, I started my "7o's skirt" as I'm now calling it. Also muslined back in the spring, I finally took my fabric to the dry-cleaner to get it steam-shrunk. I didn't think to actual measure before and after so I'll just have to trust that it worked...
The skirt is actually further along than this photo as I've put all the fabric pieces together, as well as the waistband part of the lining and I'm soon moving on to adding boning. The construction is pretty easy but I think it's the finishing touches that will make or break this skirt (and might stall its progress too)...

And finally....I also started knitting! Some of the bloggers I follow not only sew but also knit and I have seen some very inspiring projects (this french blog in particular).

What also helped is that I joined a group of women at work who get together at lunch on Mondays to knit! A great way to get advice and support when you're just starting! So after a pair of mittens (or should I say a couple rectangles of stockinette stitch), I dove into this pattern, which isn't complicated, but I'm knitting with 3.75 mm needles and sockweight it's taking a long time...

And that's what I've been up to thiese past few months. I'm hoping to get at least one of these projects finished by christmas but I can't promise anything :)

3 commentaires:

  1. Al your projects look lovely, especially the jacket. Sometimes it is worth the wait to hunt down the perfect trim. YOu might find something here:

  2. Welcome back to the blogosphere!

    I can't wait to see the jacket, it looks beautiful from the picture. I agree with Valerie that it's worth searching for the right notion. As I always say, if something is worth doing, it's worth doing well!

  3. THanks for your comments Ladies! And thanks for the online link, i will be sure to check it out!.
    The way I see it, I won't be able to wear the jacket until the spring anyway, so I can take my time to find the right ribbon...