Monday, February 1, 2010

January round up

Quick round up of the January crafting projects. Totals...
- 2 tops
- 3 skirts
- 1 quilt top
It's nice to do some selfish crafting for a change and I think this months challenge was fate as I'm doing the whole wardrobe sewing thingie. Feeling very 'together' still and loving some new bling and other stuff thats very matchy-matchy.
This top is fast becoming a favourite pattern of mine. It's cool and comfy and super quick to sew. The fabric came from the remnants bin so not bad for $1.30!!
This skirt is made up on the spot as I found this piece of knit fabric in the stash. It goes with lots of the tops that I have so while I'm not in love with the fabric pattern it goes well in the wardrobe and is easy to mix and match with all my other stuff.
This is the first garment that I've ever made with pockets!! I'm in love with the pockets! Fabric is a grey suiting from Spotties and while I love the skirt and have already worn it out a few times I'd love to make another one with something that has a little more drape.
This skirt is based on the tutorial here - black poplin & a quilting fabric from Spotties. I like that I can tie it higher up on my waist if I want something 3/4 length and then can tie is lower down on my hips if I want something in a longer length. Again, fits the black/grey theme so is easily interchanged with all the tops in the cupboard.
So... onto February... something in a knit fabric. No ideas/plans as yet, I'm waiting for a hit of inspiration!


Marie said...

Everything looks great! Can't wait to see what knit you make.

Mel said...

You have been busy and technically speaking could pass of the knit skirt as your Feb challenge too! Well Done!

Naomi said...

Love the skirts! Great January achievements too! you live next door to my Brother and Sister-in-law! What a small world, we are definitely going to have to meet up!

BusyBsewBiz said...

I only found the 12 months 12 challenges yesterday, so i'm starting at the February one, but, good lord you've sewed up a storm for January. Fabulous jobs! Can't wait to see what you make next!