I made this tunic and leggings a few weeks back, but didn't have a chance to post. The leggings don't have the right amount of stretch, so I'm going to make another grey pair, but the pattern is still my go-to for leggings.
I made the tunic with sweater knit fabric. It's comfy and a quick throw-on outfit. The back at the top could be taken in a bit, mostly due to the top fabric choice, over pattern issues. My family and I don't actually celebrate Halloween, which can be hard on the younger ones. My current tradition is to take the day off and go to the San Diego Aquarium with my little one. This year, I took my Sister's youngest son also. Here is a picture taken by Dawson during our trip.
Next up, a bias cut top and more leggings. I'm back onto working out so I don't want to make a bunch of structured outfits that I can't wear after losing a bit of weight. Leggings and tunics are perfect while I transition back to my desired size.
My latest FO is McCall 6205 Tunic. I'm pairing it with my new go-to-leggings pattern (McCall 6193). This is very different from my usual projects. I bought the fabric on a National City Swap Meet Run with my friend Latrice a while back. I found the fabric in two fabrics and was so excited at the opportunity to mix them into one garment.
So I have actually been sewing up a storm. I have gained some weight from all the travelling
|McCall 6797 top at left & McCall 6193 leggings for all three pics|
with previously blogged Simplicity 6780 purple top on the right
So I didn't get a chance to meet any fellow craftsters while in Australia, but really did appreciate all of the emails I received with people sending me options of where to go and who might be available to meet. I have another business trip in less than two weeks to China, so I will make a point to get to the fabric stalls, despite the quick 4-day adventure.
This is a simple knit top that I made a few months back for my sister. I can't remember the pattern number, though. I'm also cutting some basic knit tops this weekend to go with the leggings as well.
So here are the four maxi skirts I made using McCall 6654. It's a quick and easy pattern with a narrower version (my striped one) and fuller versions (the other three). I did not manage to get a picture of my red version outside of Brandi snapping me at Yardage Town on our shopping adventure before knitting *don't judge. ha ha*. I have already cut another version so there will be more of these soon.
I hope to check out fabric/yarn stores and maybe even meet a Brisbane blogger or two, should the opportunity arise (hint, hint...lol). Anyway, with very little time to go, I have plans for 2 more shirts, 2 pairs of pants, and another dress. Even I'm smart enough to know that won't happen, but at least my sewing mojo seems to be back in full effect.
Labels: FO McCall 6559
Latrice for Labor Day and even got a new dress for my mini-me (according to everyone, even though I still don't see it). I'm planning on making the cardigan from this pattern as well as a woven, button-front dress for her.....after I sew for me of course. Stay tuned.