|Yarn and fabric choices!|
|Splash park knitting - making slow progress!|
I think I am going to love my outfit once it's done, which is keeping me plugging away bit by bit. I chose to do the "official" knit pattern, Vianne, which like a lot of Andi's patterns, is a sweet, retro vibe cardigan with lace detail on the front and a mesh panel and more lace on the back. I'm not in love with the yarn I'm using, but it was in my stash, so it'll do. I was having a bit of a hard time justifying yarn and then fabric for a dress all in one fell swoop so, black Sirdar Silky DK it is.
|My pattern choices!|
For my sewn component I've chosen to do Violette Field Thread's Ginger Dress, which is another pattern from the Women's Bundle Up Sale I snagged back in May. I scoured all locally available fabric sources as well as a few online Canadian shops in search of the perfect black with red cherry print fabric. I'm not sure how I got fixated on the idea, but I did and there it stuck. I knew nothing else was going to do once I had the vision in my head. Unfortunately my search was in vain. One shop in Alberta did carry a cute cherry print, and the price per metre wasn't bad, but then shipping killed it. Why Canada Post? WHY?!?!?! So then I started perusing online shops from the US. I found the perfect print on JoAnn's website and then bid my time until I could use a 60% off coupon. I was able to buy four metres for less than I could 3.5m here even with shipping and exchange factored in so was pretty happy about that! (of course now I'm frighteningly addicted to JoAnn's and their coupons... my second order - Gertie's tropical sateen - just arrived in the post today. I'm justifying that one, by the fact it was on sale for 60% off and then JoAnn's kindly had sent me a 20% off coupon for creating an account for my first order. I'm so easily persuaded...)
Anyways. I'm getting off track here.
I've not done anything but the muslin of the bodice for my Ginger Dress, but I'm hoping after the weekend to find some time to get it done. (it's birthday weekend here - both Little Man and I - and Little Man's "family" party is on Saturday so no hope of sewing a new dress before then with cakes to bake, a house to clean and a birthday crown to make yet). I think it's going to be a fairly easy sew which shouldn't take a lot of time once I get going on it.
So that's what's been happening with my 2015 OAL so far! Hopefully in the next week or so I'll be back to show you a final outfit.