For once, my time out of camp didn't fly by. I'm not sure why, usually it feels like I blink and it's time to go back to work. It's not like it was boring or tedious - I had a fantastic time filled with friends and parties and skiing and chilling with The Boyfriend. It was just...perfect.
I even had time to dig out my disaster of a sewing room (again) and do a bit of sewing. I'd really just planned to cut out another version of my Linden in a solid purple ponte knit, and save the sewing for when I get back from camp. But then The Boyfriend went to hockey, and all I remember was wondering into the sewing room to find a marker and suddenly there was this sitting on my sewing table:
|Not the true colour.|
|Not quite the true colour either, but closer.|
This is going to be my January piece for Make a Garment a Month (MaGaM). Their theme this month is 'something new' (or...something like that - I can't get on FB at work to confirm), and this definitely isn't a new pattern to me. But the one thing I want on my other version of this top is a breast pocket to tuck my ipod or hair pin into, so I'm going to try my hand at adding a small zippered pocket. I've never done that before, and I think this stable knit should be able to handle it.
I'm tentatively planning on doing a lot of basic and very wearable garments this year that have little details (pockets, embroidery, maybe trims) to add more interest. I want to challenge myself, but I also need wearable cake instead of pretty frosting!
|The true colour, at last! Silly camera.|
Do you add labels to your garments? I found that my Linden really needed one, because there is very little difference between the front and back. And it looks cute!