Thursday, 23 January 2014

Sew, Sew. Knit, Knit.

Recently, I've been doing a lot of work on my stash of unfinished projects as well as working on a list of items I want to sew or knit for my wardrobe.  Pictured is a 1940's style dress that I started AGES ago and finally sat down and finished. I find I tend to give up on projects when I hit a wall. Such was the case with this dress and the too short collar. I decided to just cut another one and ended up being able to wear the dress to the op shop yesterday!

In finishing this dress I looked at what was left in my "to do" pile and worked out the kinks in a blouse I have yet to finish and that I need to put in a lining in the 40's style suit still sitting in the basket. By no means is that all that is in that basket; however, having been inspired by By Gum, By Golly, I looked at my closet and worked out what needs to be added or replaced. For a while now I've been aiming to have a closet that is largely comprised of handmade and vintage clothing and seeing other people aim for similar goals is inspiring and helping me to focus in on what I want.

Magnolia from 'Sun glo Knitting Book' Series 58.
Another thing that has massively helped this idea along, is that I have caught the knitting bug. Having finished my cardigan, I don't want to not have a knitting project in the works. I've started working on a 40's short sleeve jumper that I'm actually really enjoying knitting! It's a pretty simple pattern but I like that.