A note added post-writing: there has been a numbering catastrophe – you’ll see when you get there.
I did publish a video on Saturday of my entire handmade wardrobe as it is (before the release of my February makes video) at the moment, but I thought that it would be handy to write a post as well, so that I can look back in the future and see how many more things I’ve finished (hopefully – I have a tendency to leave things with unfinished seams).
I’ve tried my best to get these in chronological order, so here we go:
- The Daisy Dress – This is the one that I sewed entirely by hand and… I’ve still not finished the hem (surprise surprise) I haven’t worn it since this mini photo session, but I definitely will do when it gets a lil bit warmer.
- My self-drafted skirt – This was the second thing I ever sewed, but I seemed to decide that I was such a pro that I could make my own skirt from scratch, totally ignoring the fact that you could easily buy a skirt pattern. It’s a little bit short if I’m honest, but I think that I might add some lace of the same colour to make it both extra snazzy and more of a comfortable length for me, but overall I’m pretty pleased.
- My diamond jumper – This was the first garment that I knit, and I was pleased with the yarn and the pattern that I chose, but my mattress stitching skills weren’t what they are now, so I’ve never actually worn it out of the house, but it’ll live happily ever after on my shelf.
- My spools of thread skirt – This was what started my love for the Hollyburn Skirt (pockets yay) and I LOVE the fabric – a Hobbycraft find, and a great one. The pockets are as busy a print as the rest of the skirt, but I just love it, and I know it’ll be whipped out a lot when the weather gets warmer! This was my second encounter with interfacing, so naturally it went a lot worse than the first (I was probably a bit over-confident) so I have a little bit of a flimsy waistband. It adds to the charn, right?
My dinosaur Rosa shirt – I know I jabber on about the Rosa Shirt and Shirt Dress online workshop, but I can’t not mention it now. My love for dinosaurs made it necessary to purchase some of this Laura Ashley fabric (it’s okay because it was half price at the time) so I was nervous about cutting into it. I’m glad I was because it turns out I should’ve been – most of the dinos ended up headless, but I love it anyway. And I wear it despite the inevitable embarrassment that it brings to the people that have gone out with me that day.
My black and white skirt – Hollyburn number two. This was a duvet cover, and I unintentionally pattern matched. That is all that needs to be said about this one.It also has glittery topstitching on the pockets.
I made a Fleesensee hat for someone else, and then I decided that I loved it and needed one myself, so I got some really rad hand-dyed yarn and used that. I was concerned about how much yarn I’d have left, so I missed out a lot of the rounds of ribbing, so it’s a little bit short on my head, so I need to add some in with a bit of grey to match the pompom.
Then comes the Christmas present making. These aren’t things for me, but I was pretty pleased with them anyway, so I’ll put them in a little list here:
- Sew Over It ultimate pjs for the boyf
- A stag print Vogue shirt for my dad
- A merino wool cowl for my mum
- The azel pullover for my little half sister
The Megan dress by Tilly and the Buttons – another duvet cover! If you’d like to read more about this dress, I recently wrote the blog post about it, which is here–> The Megan Dress and Review. In fact, all of the things that I’ve written about here also have their own posts, so feel free to have a look on the ‘my makes’ tab in the menu to find them!
My charity dinner Francoise dress – also has its own blog post that I wrote recently!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this read, and I’ll speak to you again on Thursday! (A post that won’t be late.)