Big thanks to Andi of Untangling Knots and Lladybird's Lauren for hosting this Outfit Along, it's been a really fun challenge. Lauren did some really detailed posts on sewing Simplicity 1803. I didn't make it this time around but this pattern is in my stash and I'll definitely be referring to her blog posts when I do get around to making it.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
I did it - I made the deadline for the 2014 Outfit Along! I can't quite believe I knitted a cardigan in 2 months - OK, it does only have short sleeves BUT I was on holidays for 3 weeks without much knitting time so technically it only took me 7 weeks to complete :) Considering I still haven't finished a cardi I started over a year ago, that's pretty good going for me.
To complete my outfit I made a pencil skirt using New Look 6003 which is a pattern I've made before so I based the measurements on a skirt I made previously. Unfortunately I didn't take into account that the previous skirt had a bit more give in the fabric so my waist band has turned out a bit tighter than I would have liked. Good incentive to lose those extra holiday pounds - ha ha. The fabric was a border print with large bows and I used the smaller bows which were on the other edge of the fabric to make the button band. And yes, my shoes have bows too!