Hello Sewing Friends!
My mind has been thrown into overdrive lately and I just feel not put together. So today's post is full of the random and unfinished.
|As much as I love my rainbow wool sweater wearing it all day everyday is getting old. I finally decided to quit paralyzing myself by trying to match the perfect pattern with the perfect yarn and started knitting this! I'm going to make it a bit longer in the torso and they left some bits out of the directions but I think I have the cabling figured out now.... |
|I think these shorts are adorable and I want to make them out of this brown wool, but then I found this herringbone wool|
and think that might look cool... what do you think? Is it a waste of wool? How would the little herringbone look? Will it drape ok?
|I'm going to test them with some icky polyester first but I'm also pondering this step...|
Do they want me to put skinny elastic in ALL those casings? Can't I jus throw a big piece in?
Can anyone translate that Japanese for me?
|Yesterday, I found out I'm going to be the Craft lady at a camp this summer so pants just got bumped to the top of my To Sew list. The left image is the same shorts pattern lengthened. Then I found this floral print this morning. Comfy like a maxi skirt but still pants... Is it too much floral? Will it matter if I'm the crazy craft lady? |
I appreciate any and all answers to my questions! I'm deep into Level 3 of my Korean language class, which I love, but it's taking all my thinking and decision making brain skills.
Oh yeah, I finally printed my copy of the Plantain off after the power came back on and seeing the pattern piece design has me really excited... she also said you could make it in fleece so I'm eyeballing that too... Maybe I won't have to wait until I knit another sweater to have a warm replacement. Is fleece as warm as wool??? With days full of -9F I'm kind of regretting my decision to not invest in some wool merino (is all merino wool?) for leggings this winter....
Ok enough babbling... I've got a ton of stuff to catch up on now that the power is back on... so I'll be dreaming of your clever answers as I scrub the toilets and mop the floor...
The Japanese instructions do want you to use four separate lengths of elastic to put in each channel in the skirt. I think your idea of a wider piece of elastic seems much easier to me.
As long as your fabric drapes very well your shorts will be lovely. The 4 rows of eslastic might be a pain but it might also help with all the gathers and make them a bit nicer than the 1 row, but haven't tried this out. Us Aussies love our Merino Wool!
Thanks for clarifying Andrea!
Thanks Sharon. That's an especially good thought on the elastic too. I will keep it in mind as I figure out what to do...
Thanks! I'm so excited!!
Good to know... I will have to assess my elastic drawer and my patience levels and decide what to do...
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