Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When I was more productive

At some point this year, I was quite prolific in producing stuff. My most epic completed project is this tunic. The BFG bought the kit for me during our trip to Denmark in 2010. It's taken me 2 years to actually start working on it. The night before we were due to fly out for our trip to Europe in July, I was frantically trying to finish it so that I can take it with me. My plan was to wear it to the yarn store in Svendborg where we got the original kit 2 years ago and go "Ta Da" - the shop has one in the same colourway made up. But that didn't happen. Mainly because this is a winter garment. It was summer when we got to Denmark and even though it rained and did get a bit chilly, I felt a bit weird wearing it when all the Danes were in singlet tops and shorts. So I wore it briefly to show off to the family. The rest of the time, it just took up precious space in my suitcase.

Muslingbluse - Jytte Slente

The BFG had to translate the pattern for me because the pattern was only available in Danish. It was funny watching him trying to describe terms he wasn't familiar with. But it's a pretty simple pattern anyway and is actually quite flattering for a knit dress with not much waist shaping.

Most of my sewing has been off the Lisette patterns I bought a while ago. I made this top in one day (very productive day that was). This is the Market Blouse - Simplicity 2211 and the fabric is from Spotlight (I think it's a Liberty knock off). Buttons are vintage ones I got from Rozelle markets years ago. I've got more fabric to make another one of these tops, but next time, I'll make it a bit longer.

And a bonus item that I just realised sneaked it's way into the above photo. The cushion is made from a fabric panel from Auntie Cookie. I have another panel to be made into another cushion as well but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Blogtoberfest - Day 2 (with 20 minutes to go)


  1. Love the muslingbluse or whatever it's called. It's gorgeous. Having a quiet giggle at Lars translating the knitting instructions :)

    1. Thanks! Luckily it's an easy pattern and he was a great sport sitting down and going it through with me.

  2. I love the fabric you used for the blouse, and such a sweet cut too!

    1. Thanks Emily. I've worn it heaps.


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