Hello friends! I’m delighted to be joining Kat’s lovely mid-week link-up today.
On the knitting front, I am happy to report no unraveling on Marsa Alam.Since I took these photos yesterday afternoon, there’s now one sleeve in process. I worked the button bands and collar first to be sure I would have enough pink to finish both sleeves. Also, I have tried it on, and apparently I’m not as well endowed as my dress form *ahem* the fronts meet quite comfortably on me (and both sides really are the same length) 😉 I’m still smitten by that sleeve construction … it makes me happy every time I see it! To keep those pretty stripes even, I’m knitting the sleeves flat. I think they’ll be 3/4 length. TBD based on how long the yarn lasts!
On the sewing front, I am happy to report a whole lot of unraveling … about my plans for making trousers. I was chatting yesterday morning with Kat and Juliann, sharing my worries about getting a good fit … and they both suggested I stop worrying about pants and make skirts and dresses instead. well duh. why not indeed?! not to mention that I don’t wear trousers in the summer … I’m much cooler and more comfortable in skirts and dresses. I’ve spent a few hours since then combing through the internet searching for patterns and I think these three will work perfectly.The one on the left is Sew Over It’s Ava (which will work great year-round with tights and boots). The other two are both Megan Nielsen’s Brumby. I’ve acquired fabric for six pairs of trousers since I had the crazy idea last summer to make them. I’m pretty sure I’ll be much happier with six skirts instead! This dress also hopped into my Sew Over It cart. I think it will work well with the fabric I intended for a shirt dress … and hey, no buttonholes!
Now I can’t wait to get started!
What are you working on this week? Sending all the positive vibes that any unraveling has only been the good kind.