The first is another version of Ottobre 05/2008-14, a raglan-sleeved top I had cut out a year and a half ago. Don't ask why I never stitched it, I have no idea. Possibly because I thought I didn't like the fabric after making up the first, coral one, but while they came from the same lot of coupons, this sea-green version feels a bit heftier, stretchier and nicer to me. Or it may just be the fact that I added some gathering to the neckline, and lowered it by a couple of centimeters, same as I did for Strawberry Stripes.
|This is my balcony, btw. I can't wait for spring, and flowers.|
|This is my red sofa. Being able to switch up inside photo locations is fun!|
|This is how I go out in winter, if it isn't too cold. Knee-high boots with knee-high wooly socks, termal tights, and a vest and longsleeve under the dress, plus down coat.|
|My new bookshelf! I love how big it is! Also: Kumquat tree.|
The construction of the dress was pretty straightforward, although since I lined it, I used a couple of extra steps, like the roll-up move to attach the lining to the armholes (like explained in the Colette Rooibos booklet, the original instructions have you do it by hand) and sandwiching the bodice and lining between the midriff shell and lining (as explained in the Colette Parfait booklet - although for this step I always forget not to sew all the way to the end, to be able to close the side seams afterwards...).
I don't have anything to show for February, yet, although I did some mending for my boyfriend. Attached 5 buttons to 3 pairs of trousers, and exchanged one front fly. That was an adventure... I have at least two more dresses planned for this month, though. Time to get started!