Saturday, December 10, 2011
More FESA and Self-Stitched Saturday
Behold, this is not only yesterday's outfit, it's also three me-made garments - although the grey scarflet is actually my boyfriend's, but it fit so nicely into the color scheme and I wanted to show it off. :) I've already shown you the coral top, but I hemmed it yesterday and also lowered and widened the neckline a bit and made some fabric flowers from scrap fabric for decoration. It works better for layering with the new neckline, and the flowers are only pinned on with hair pins.
The skirt is refashioned from a men's sweater I got at the second hand shop last week. I've seen quite a few skirts similar to this one in the shops and thought the idea was cute and probably rather warm. The waistband is pieced from the sweater's neckband and sleeve ribbing, which looks nice but turned out to be a bit fiddly and rather bulky. It encases an elastic, so I hope the first wash will shrink it a bit and maye lose a bit of the bulk. The red hat, btw, is the one I got in Vienna. I've been wearing it every day for weeks and I'm totally in love with it. I feel like such a 20s girl every time I put it on... ;)
So, apart from the finishing of the top and the flowers, what did I do this week? The scarflet for my b/f and one for me, two finished and one begun small secret projects (knitting), one half-finished secret project (sewing), a skirt alteration for a friend,... hum, this read kind of less impressing than it felt. ;) I will also have to think about which projects to try and finish before I leave for home next Sunday. I should still have a good amount of time for sewing in January, but I know that come mid-February, I'll want to start my spring sewing, no matter how cold it will still be...