On the good side, the contest has been a great motivator to use up some of that dreaded orange stash layer. All those rementants and tricky fabrics that have been lurking in my stash for years. When the shiny new fabric is off limits, amazingly I come up with pattern ideas for the old stuff. Or at least recycle patterns that seem to fit with the yardage available.
Most of the garments team knitnbee has made are ones you've already seen on the blog. Instead of doing my normal review format, I thought a quick overview would make more sense. The pictures aren't going to be quite as good either. It's basically just me lurking on the sidewalk in front of my house, trying not to squint into the camera. So let me show you what I've been up to.
Outfit #1 - Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top and Colette Mabel
here. Both of these methods worked out to my liking and I'd use them again. The Day to Night Drape top is a great way to use up rayon jersey scraps and it also got the husband seal of approval. Not sure why I waited so long to make one.
Some of you may remember that I was less than enthused with the ponte Mabel made last summer. Surprisingly I actually found myself wearing that skirt around the house on a regular basis. It's great for "fat" days and crawling around on the floor cutting fabric. When the deep stash yielded a yard of black rayon ponte it seemed like a good idea to modify the pattern and give it another try.
Outfit #2 - Kitschy Coo Comino Cap/Lady Skater mash-up
That's all the sewing accomplished and photographed for now. I'll be back later in the month with another quicky post of TNT's. :)