Lately I have been in the mood to do some sewing. Several weeks ago I made myself a new three tiered skirt. I did not purchase a pattern to make the skirt instead I took measurement from another three tiered skirt I purchased at the Goodwill a number of years ago.
Today Alivia and I went to JoAnne Fabrics, I have been wanting to make a vest but first needed a pattern. I looked through a bunch of pattern books before opting for Butterick B5359. I wanted a vest that was long as I think it will be nice with a skirt and dress up a t-shirt. I am going to make the green vest in the picture but in a pinstriped gray/brown linen, I think the neutral color will allow me to make good use of the vest.
Next we went off to look at plaid flannel so I can run up a new work shirt for my husband, the picture makes the colors look red and blue, but it is actually orange, brown and blue, I picked out blue buttons.
I am knitting Alivia a sweater, I am not keen on the yellow v-neck collar and will interchange the pattern with another in the book to get a crew neck instead. With the crew neck I will position the sunshine higher up.
Last month I finished knitting myself a bag, it is lined with a cotton print material making it very functional, it is in use daily.
|Soon to be Dave's new shirt|
|Soon to be my new vest|
|Alivia's soon to be spring sweater|
|My finished bag|