When I haven’t blogged for a week, you know things are hectic around here. It’s assignment time for my husband, report time for me and the kids are tired and cranky. On top of that we went away last weekend, I haven’t sewn in over two weeks and I don’t even feel like it. I’m just tired. I’m hoping once my reports are finalised my sewjo will return.
While I don’t feel much like blogging either, I do have a few makes to document on the blog. These aren’t terribly exciting, but they are still good day to day items.
I feel like I’m one of the last people to make the Style Arc Elle pants. They are good and they fit well.
I also made a Scout tee with a cotton poplin from Spotty. I have used this fabric before here to make a Grainline tank. I love this tank! It is probably my most highly worn item ever and I kicked myself that I didn’t buy more of the fabric to make a replacement when it was available. Months past and I forgot about this fabric.Then one day, while waltzing around the sale section at Spotty I spied it and pounced. I purchased the remainder of the roll – just over 2 meters for a few dollars.
As it’s a little cooler around here, I thought a tee would work better than a tank. I really like this pattern, but modified it slightly by raising and widening the neckline.
I still have a small piece of this fabric to remake the tank version in summer if I need.
Overall I’m happy with these wardrobe additions, but they are boring. Maybe I need to coax my sewjo back by making something really fun, like a frock.
Fingers crossed I find some time to tidy my sewing room this weekend.
Pattern: Grainline Scout tee = $6.50
Fabric: 1.5m poplin from Spotty = $3
Thread from stash