Elizabeth came up with the idea of a 6 piece seasonal sew along 2 years ago, and, finding this a very clever idea, although not one to which I can always discipline myself to complete, I sporadically join in, with mixed finish rates.
For the most recent seasonal sew-a-long, I started out with some clothes for myself, but was derailed by the terrible stiffness of my trouser jeans. I did not manage to get back on track.
A sudden lack of clothing in the more junior wardrobes in our house distracted me.
Here is what I finished for my younger daughter during this sew-a-long. You have seen most of it before, so I will spare you details.
Two pairs of shorts and 4 t shirts. Fortunately for me this makes 6 pieces, so I can call it finished, even though the final piece, the outerlayer, is not quite at a wearable stage.
Knitting takes longer than sewing.
You may notice a small ring-in in the collage. My daughter not only carried out her own fabric embellishment for 2 of the t shirts, but made herself a pair of black leggings to wear under her short shorts. She even traced out her own pattern. The photograph is of the leggings under a petticoat. I could not convince her to pose for one whilst wearing them with purely other 6pack pieces.
It is nice to have a happy post. These items were all successful. I was unpicking darts before work this morning, so it is good to remind myself that most things work out these days, even after my series of whiny whingy posts that might make people think that I did not like sewing at all. Sorry, patient readers. I will try to improve the local tone. I do love sewing.
It is particularly important to remind myself of this to prevent scissor fright.
Look at my extremely sewing mood improving mail-type post from yesterday.
Isn't it beautiful? I love the card co-ordinating with the fabric. It makes me strongly suspect that Bernice has a far more artistic eye than myself, and would have made something fabulous with this, had she not generously given it away to fortunate me.
Thank you Bernice.
I am thinking hard of a suitable project for this scissor scaring fabric.