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October was quite busy creatively speaking. But nothing warranted its own post, so this is a random jumble of small projects.
I know I swore after I finished my zombie costume that I wouldn't sew again until I could get my dream sewing machine. I decided to borrow my mom's instead and that is getting me through until I put my new one on layaway after Thanksgiving.
I've fallen in love with the tent-like tunic style of dress with leggings and boots. Although not necessarily the most flattering on me, they are super comfortable (and at this point in life, what's more important? that's right...comfort!)
I decided to take my second stab at knits since JoAnn's put a purple leopard print knit on sale. I've been eyeing this fabric since August but couldn't bring myself to spend $13/yrd. But at 50% off? Heck yes!
I chose to use Vogue 8731 for the pattern. It is labeled "very easy" and it is! If you want to wear a tent and want some instant gratification...this is the pattern for you! It has three lengths and three sleeve styles (but I think anyone could figure out how to not add sleeves or how to shorten it).
I hope you are no longer astounded by my complete lack of photography skills.
While I'm in the throes of purple madness, I also made a purple scarf. Which was made to go with a soon to exist purple coat. Maybe I'll wear it all with this purple dress. And look a little like a grape. Or Barney...
This scarf will go with my future Colette Lady Grey. I've had the lining for ages, and bought the purple wool on sale for $2.95/yrd this summer (not much demand for wool coating in July). I had hoped to get this together over the summer in order to have it ready by October. It is now November and it is still hanging out just waiting.
|from Colette Patterns|
It really is purple, it is just a dark purple. I did get hair canvas with the intentions of hand tailoring it as I follow Gertie's sew along instructions for this coat. Which means it should be ready to wear in April.
Next on my to do list is the Colette Zinnia. I bought a lovely floral chiffon and a gold lining but want to wait on this one until I get my new machine. I can't have my machine chewing up my chiffon. So it sits by the coat.
|from Colette Patterns|
In all of this waiting, I did manage to finish a couple of owl paintings for a friend's nursery. She asked for owls to coordinate with her daughter's bedding. I even put polka dot sides on them to match the border of the bedding.