|the weather is making me all 'meh'...|
Anyway, back to the reveal part: my plaid winter Macaron with the long sleeves. Yes, I finally finished it this weekend and I'm already wearing it for the second time today! I think I like the other Macaron better (the floral fabric is just so pretty!) but this one has a comfy feel to it, perfect for fall and winter.
|... but silly polka dot accessories make it all better!|
Fabric: irregular teal plaid, bought in a Kentucky Walmart last year for maybe 3$/yd and navy interlock from one of the fabric markets in Berlin
Pattern: Colette Macaron, self-drafted yoke
Notions: invisible side zipper in bright green
Time to Complete: no idea - about five or six hours, spaced over 3 days
First Worn: January 7, 2012
Thoughts: I changed the darts to make the bodice sit higher on my chest and incorporated the waistband into the bodice, since I didn't want to do excessive pattern matching. This messed up the dart points a bit and I'll have to look out for that next time. I like the knit yoke and long sleeves, which make the dress comfy to wear and appropriate for colder weather. The plaid fabric is prone to crinkling, but since it feels more like a lounging-around dress than something to dress up in, that's totally fine.
I also finished a pair of woolen reading mitts for my mom and a black microfiber "regular guy" beanie for my stepdad. Totally forgot to take a picture of the hat before I sent it off today, which is a shame because I had totally thought of a fun pun to go with it! It's a regular guy beanie with a twist! (Meaning after two inches of 2x2 ribbing I made a stitch and then knitted k7p1, so there was a swirl of purl stitches going up the hat. No, I didn't think of it myself, but I seem to have lost my original inspiration..)
Before I finish for today, I wanted to thank you all for the lovely comments on my New Year's review&goal post! While I sew mostly because it makes me happy to wear all the fun garments I make, one of the coolest things about this whole sewing adventure is getting to be a part of a worldwide community of incredibly awesome and inspirational sewing bloggers. Yes, that means you! Thank you for being there, for writing blogs about your garments, about your successes and mistakes, for commenting, for thinking up awesome challenges, sew-alongs and tutorials. Thank you for being the bright spots among the jeans wearing masses, for being creative, for being inspirational!
Hope you have a wonderful week!