This paisley print has been sitting in my stash for almost a decade, never quite knowing what it wanted to be. Too short in length for a long sleeve shirt for which it was intended to be, and never quite suiting the summer shirt patterns that I tried to match it with.
So here it is, finally made up as a poloshirt using KwikSew 3026 (now OOP) with some minor changes, like adding tabs on the sleeve cuffs. I had planned to use a contrast colour for the collar and placket by overdyeing some of the left-over fabric but I was distracted and left it in dye pot too long. The colour came out much darker than I had wanted.
In other news….
I’m starting to catch up on my sleep now that the TDF is over. I managed to get 26m sewn up over the three weeks of the tour, taking the total so far to just over 100m. Not bad going 🙂
There are still two hiking shirts that require buttons to finish them off. Sewing on buttons is not something that I enjoy.
The Bendigo Sheep and Wool show was on recently. I thought I was being very restrained with my purchases but somehow 2kg of weaving yarn followed me home. I’m thinking of some sort of twill weave and will have a bit of fun doing a sampler to see how the yarns work together. One is a mercerized cotton and the other is a wool blend bouclé.
In the meantime… I’ve had a ripping time, pun intended, turning old sheets and leftover fabrics into fabric fettuccine. Can you guess what it will be?