It's been a jolly lovely weekend, all things considered. I spent Friday evening catching up with some of my favourites. Saturday was filled with running, baking, errands and a trip to watch Pinocchio at the theatre, which was one of my favourite performances in a long while! And then yesterday, I packed up my overlocker and pootled over to Rach's new house for a day of sewing.
One of the things on my #2016MakeNine list was to try out the Linden sweatshirt, from Grainline Studio and since Rach is The Jersey Queen, it seemed only fitting that we'd tackle this one when I went to visit. I'd printed and cut out the pattern pieces before I went, so began by cutting the fabric out (and discovering I'd probably end up with sideways print sleeves, as I was a little short on fabric).
Apart from a couple of little mishaps (somehow I managed to cut a hole in my fabric, and at one point I *may* have had to unpick a seam because I'd stitched two sleeve sides together or something. But, I eventually got the hang of it, and ended up with a wearable, finished garment. This is good because I've found the perfect fabric to make a version for my best friend for Xmas, now that I know what I'm doing.
|Shoes: Irregular Choice // Dungarees: Vintage|
These vintage dungarees turned up last week and I'm pretty pleased with them - although I'm still not entirely convinced about whether I can pull off the whole trouser look. But I figured it would be a good thing to try out this top with, and was quite pleased with the result.
The Linden brings me up to 4/9 from my #2016MakeNine goals, and it's almost November, so I guess I'd better get a move on. My quilt is almost finished; I just need to figure out how to bind it.