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Sunday 30 May 2021

Cami from GBSB Sustainable Style

 I've made this cami top to wear with the pink PJ trousers.

As I had very small scraps of the pink leftover, I could only manage the straps in the pink, so used an off white cotton (a remnant of curtain lining) for the other pieces, with some pink embroidery, pink stretch lace and a ribbon bow to further pick up the pink.

The pattern used is the Cami from the Sleep Set in the GBSB book Sustainable Style.

I sized up as using a woven not a knit, and added a little narrow elastic across the back.

Monday 24 May 2021

Returning to SWAP 2021

SWAP 2021  has now been extended to the end of June, so I thought I would revisit my original plan.

You  have the option to do either..

  • FULL MONTY - make all 11 garments.  One garment may be previously sewn, one may be purchased, and one may be sewn up before the official sewing start date.
  • HALF MONTY - make 6 of the 11 garments.  One may be sewn up before the official sewing start date.  Make up the remaining items from your existing wardrobe; one may be purchased.   

I always want to do the full 11 piece collection, so let's assess the situation.

Made so far:-

Lined wool jacket, and matching lined wool trousers, ivory viscose tie neck blouse.
Hoody panelled tee and panelled yoga pants.

Then more recently 2 of the 4 pairs of PJ pants co-ordinate as well.

I've been wearing these with plain RTW t shirts, but cotton camisole tops would be better when the weather heats up.

So 2 cami tops and a previously made jacket could fill the brief. Hmmmmm.

The scraps from the bright pink PJs are so tiny they are unusable, but I do have a bit of the fabrics with pandas and stars.

Lets see how things develop.

Monday 3 May 2021

Indigo - the blue bear


Here's Indigo, a blue wool bear made from Simplicity 8044 an Elaine Heigl design.

He's very cute and was easy to make.

I think he needs a tartan waistcoat.