Saturday, February 2, 2013
Bits and Pieces
They were worn a good while back, but the first time I forgot to have photos taken and the second time they were done at the end of the day, so I'm looking rumpled, wrinkled and like I've been done in by lawyers (which by that point I have).
They're my standard side zip BWOF pants pattern, and the plaid, although it's not visible at this distance, has threads of teal, green and dark red in it. Perfect for about half my wardrobe.
The sweater is worthy of comment for 2 reasons. First, it fits better than that, I just didn't see how it was pulled when I stood still, and second, it came from the load of stuff I pulled out of my aunt's apartment.
Eventually I got around to washing them. New they might have been, but they smelled like Ben Gay and lavender sachet. A good washing took them down a size. I cut them apart at the seams and dug out my KwikSew cardigan pattern and put the pieces on top. The main difference, other than the size, was in the shaping. The sweater now tapers in at the waist, whereas the original hung straight. The shoulders are reduced, and the armholes cut way in. I was able to use the existing band on the hem and sleeves, along with the button placket. Though I would like to replace the buttons with something more interesting.
I'll get around to the blue one eventually.
Oh, right. The shoes. The highlight of the entire outfit, actually, are the shoes. My favorite, or near-favorite (it's hard to tell, every pair is my favorite when they're on my feet) Fluevogs.
They are ridiculously comfortable. And they seem happiest with the loud stripy socks.
BTW, I actually sewed last night. It's probably going to snow now.