Boooring!

That’s the reaction I get from my spouse whenever I publish a sewing post. But hey, I need to satisfy my boasting needs on here, as it would be way to obnoxious to do so in real life! So here goes, two quick makes from recently. First up, a redo of an old favourite:

Burda Fashion 01/2009 #125

Here’s a picture of the old, and now sadly holey rendition:

Burda Fashion01/2009 #125 – Photo taken from my post on the pattern on burdastyle.com

This was actually the first thing I sewed after I took up sewing again. In hindsight, it was probably a bit too advanced for me back then. But I didn’t know knits were supposed to be difficult, so I wasn’t scared of starting it. And then it turned out to be one of my most worn things! I should really get into that mindset again with the Watson Jacket I keep procrastinating…

Anyway, the new version is 10cm longer, but otherwise unchanged (well, the snaps are different, didn’t have any huge ones left). Making this, I realised how much my skills have improved since 2009! While it took me two afternoons to make this back then, this time it only took one and a lot less swearing (none, in fact)! I know this will get a lot of wear again, as it’s comfy and, while simple, still interesting enough to be worn by itself.

This next make is yet another pattern I’ve made before:

BurdaStyle 09/2011 #108A

I happened to have some time at my hand quite unexpectedly one day. So I went to the local fabric store, thinking I could buy something to make undies for me and PB. This way I could satisfy my urge to buy something, but still keep it to a minimum, as undies don’t require much fabric. But then I had to go look at the cut-off bins…! This is where I saw this happy striped rib knit in rainbow colours. Argh! and it was soo soft! ARGH! I debated a long time, but then I won and bought it. (You can’t really lose against yourself, can you?)

I was going to maternify this pattern, using So Zo’s tutorial. But then realised that the stripes wouldn’t match anymore. Which they HAVE TO! Yep, I’m that OCD about stripes by now… So I just made a regular version, hoping it will fit for some more time. I love how it turned out! I mean, look at this! Almost perfect stripe matching! (I said I needed to boast…)

BurdaStyle 09/2011 #108A – Stripes match up all around!

This is the third rendition of this pattern, and it’s the third with stripes. Here is what I wrote about this pattern’s first version on burdastyle.com. I think it lends itself to stripes beautifully. Plus, I wear a lot of stripes. My version of a print. (I used to wear black head to toe as a teenager, and have just recently (erm, last 5 years…) started dipping my toes into colours and patterns again)

There’s nothing like making a TNT (tried and true) pattern to get you back into sewing! So now that I have gotten reacquainted with sewing, I feel ready to try  a new to me pattern. Plus, I really need some maternity clothes, as I start showing a little. My jeans haven’t fit since month 3 (2 months ago), I have just been wearing them unzipped, using the rubberband trick I saw on maternity diy. I did buy 2 pairs of maternity jeans, but that’s the extent I want to keep it at. Now I should start on those maxi dresses I bought so much fabric for it extended my stash to unreasonable proportions…

BTW: the last pictures were taken just now, at 6pm. I love Spring here even more than before. Isn’t that light gorgeous!

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7 thoughts on “Boooring!

  1. Oh, this must be the shirt I saw you wear to the knitout. Its so awesome you can sew your own shirts. That stripes in that other top looks incredibly matched… Sides AND sleeves – how amazing. And that Watson Jacket looks so cute. Can’t wait to see it you sew it up.

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    • Thank you!
      Yes, it is the shirt I wore to the knitout. I just love matching stripes, it’s oddly satisfying…
      As for the Watson: I’m still too much chicken to try it. Maybe after the kid is born and I can fit it better? I kind of expect a bit of a figure change, so am a bit hesitant to sew things that need fitting.

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  2. WOW! And wowee! I LOVE the rainbow top! You look so beautiful in both (I really like the big poppers on the red top!), but as I do love bright colours waaaaaaaay too much, the rainbow is my favourite! Hurray for you! :-)

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