In December I wrote a post about my WIPs and promised an update. Peanut very reluctantly agree to model his new knight’s tunic for me – evidence above. Believe it or not, this is his standard “I’m a knight” pose and expression. He was actually having a hard time not breaking into a grin – it was funny. But to work! Let me give you a progress report and a current list.
- Little Sister’s Dress (gift): done and delivered!
- Kinetic Cowl: done!
- Black long sleeve t-shirt (me): done and in rotation
- Long sleeve t-shirt (Pumpkin): done
- Knight’s tunic (Peanut): done
Still in progress
- Mittens (Pumpkin) in Mirasol Hacho merino. My pattern based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s mittens in Knitting Without Tears. Second pair in progress. Then they’ll both need thumbs.
- Monster Hat (Peanut, by special request) in Garnstudio Merino Extra Fine. Needs a face & hair. No progress since last month – hrm.
- Corduroy pants (Peanut): Decided to buy a pattern instead. Waiting on arrival of Oliver & S Field Trip Cargo Pants + Raglan T-shirt pattern.
- Shoulder bag (Pumpkin): She’d love one and I’d love to make one in time for
Christmasher birthday. Need to draft pattern.
- Versatile Book Bag (x3): from Lisa Lam’s The Bag Making Bible. I’ve decided to start a project with this book, more details coming soon.
- House pants for Peanut: This are a re-fashion from an old pair of my sweatpants. Need a waistband and hemming.
- Pillow: finish buttons and assembly! (it’s been a year in progress for no good reason at all
- Serger cover: draft pattern
- Drop sleeve t-shirt using the (free!) Mandy Boat Tee pattern from Tessuti Fabrics: print pattern. I’m seeing this style of shirt in the shops and am curious how it will look.
- Button down shirt: draft pattern using Cal Patch’s Design it Yourself
Whew. It’s always equal parts terrifying and exciting to see a list like this. You’ll notice a lot of clothes on the list. I’m trying to use a work sewing break to develop my skils. Last year I managed to get good a-line skirt and t-shirt slopers drafted for myself. They’ve both been super useful and also liberating. Instead of shopping for a long-sleeve t-shirt and hoping it’s not either ill-fitting or built to fall apart, I get to make my own. Fun and more reliable. OK, maybe taking apart most of my work because of a beginner’s mistake is less fun, but overall – a win.
What are you working on?