Firstly, I loved your recent comments about your use of scraps of fabric - everything from pet beds to stuffing for soft toys (from the leftovers of serged edges). Amazing!! You have got me thinking of ways to use my scraps more inventively.
*****Secondly, I was right in not committing to me made garments each day of the week during MMM14- as luck would have it, I had a flare this week, and was a little stiff and sore. I have managed to sew a bit everyday, but it has been hard work. I took Friday off, as that was my worst day, and I was really not functioning! I'm pleased to say the aches are settling, week 2 of the flare is on its way and I will get better again. I'm used to the cycle now so try not to get too upset by it (I suffer one of the rheumatoid syndromes - not a joint one, thank goodness, just mixed connective tissue inflammation). I would not have enjoyed or been up to the effort needed this week for MM documentation everyday. I did take a few random shots though, and was surprised by how often I wear me mades, even when I think I am not really wearing them.
Of course, the new PJ pants (McCalls 6173) are worn everyday:
These PJ pants are cut from a leggings pattern - just a very much larger size.
I also wore my new crepe pants (variation of Kwik Sew 2960) to work one day:
And my white me- made t-shirt (Kwik Sew 3766) to the supermarket yesterday:
Again, this is a quick and simple top to make -I was still very new to knits when I made this - and this pattern is a very good one for beginners:
I am finding that I like to wear my me mades - they feel good and fit better than RTW. Hopefully I will be able to replace my wardrobe one day and have a total me made wardrobe. I'm not even half way there yet - I've really only just started :)
Well, that's it today. I have actually completed a skirt but my energy is still low, so I will blog about that next week. And I am going to make a skirt from two leftover bits of fabric next - your stories about how you use scraps has inspired me. This will be quite a fun project - making two different dyelots of black work well together. The secret ingredient:
Yes - I'm hoping to trick the eye into not noticing the colour variations. This will be this weeks project - simple and relaxing, because really, you can't go wrong using scraps and a TNT - I hope!!
I hope you all have a great week, wherever you are,
Sarah Liz :)