slightly unravelled

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I haven't done much sewing in the last, uh, ten years or so. I now have an apartment with plenty of space to use for cutting out fabric and setting up an ironing board, so I'm trying to ease myself into sewing. So far that mostly consists of stockpiling fabric and patterns, but I've finally made some more substantial progress.

I started super-simple with a couple of pillows. This project was supposed to be a confidence-builder, so I even avoided zippers by using an envelope-style back, making it so the pillow can be slipped in/out of the cover.


envelope-style pillow

My next project was this top from Built by Wendy Simplicity pattern 3964. It was still pretty easy (and zipperless!), but did have a few challenges, mainly the corners on that contrast inset piece. I like the top though, especially the sleeves, and hope to eventually make the dress version of it.

Top with contrast yoke

Next up: The Amy Butler Sophia Bag!

amy buter sophia bag pattern

Monday, January 21, 2008

Cabled Scarf

vogue knitting holiday 2006 cabley scarf

It was a long time in the making, but I eventually finished this "cabled scarf" from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2006. I started last January and finally finished in October. I love the look of the cables, but really, after an inch or two all the novelty of actually knitting them wears off.

I used Knitpicks Andean Silk. It makes for a pretty heavy scarf, but soft and cozy, too.

vogue knitting holiday 2006 cable scarf