I finished my Mundane Monday home jobs early today (through hard work it must be said) so I thought I would fill my basket with exciting things. I have had a bit of a splurge lately. I always do that in January because I am a serious sale shopper. I don't run out of money before Christmas but always in January however I did buy some fantastic things.
Two back issues of Ottobre magazine and two kits from Craftsy but because the postage was so high I thought I would get two, maybe one will be a pressie for a friend. I have laid off the yarn sales this year as I am still working my way through last years. My eyes were bigger than my cupboard! The children's Ottobre magazine is a bit of an 'issue' as it is in Finnish. Mmm! I was so busy looking at the pictures I didn't select the right language copy. No matter I reckon I can do some of the stuff from the pattern pieces alone.
Big Sis loved this:
and this, slightly harder without instructions I am sensing:
Little one likes this:
and they both liked this combo in fact I'd wear it myself:
But I don't have fabric for any of these yet, just dreaming at the moment. I also tend to use my remnants to make the children's clothes so I need to see what is going to be left over, it is economical but we teeter on the edge of looking like the Waltons. I do however have other things to be getting on with so I had a cutting out couple of hours this afternoon.
I gathered together all the bits for a bra. I have made my first one which I will post later in the year because it is linked to my Minerva products post in April but suffice to say it did not put me off and I have cut out another.
I've had this viscose fabric for a while now and it really needs to be something so this is all parceled up ready to
I have fabric all cut today for a Tilly coco tunic/dress. The pattern is one way so I had to concentrate on that one. I don't want to wear upside down birdies.
That gave way to leftovers which I cut straight away into a jersey skirt to go over leggings. The waist is made from cuff ribbing and my girls love them because they actually fit their waists.
After my replica blouse make, Big sis wondered if I could make her favourite white blouse again but bigger. This pattern is pretty close to the shape so I cut this in the blouse version.
Ta dah! a basket full with five things to pick up and go when I have a sewing 20 minutes here or there. No asking everyone to clear the table, no interruptions, all the notions in the bags - just blissful sewing to look forward to.
That is how I cut out people.