Out of the pile of doom and into my wardrobe. These two items have been giving me the stink eye for well over a year, possibly two - well, actually two - yikes!.
The skirt is Simplicity 2215. I borrowed this pattern from a friend in the middle of winter 2011, cut and pleated the skirt, then left it for a new shinier project. I can be quite easily distracted....
This is what I started with...
UFO No. 2 is a cute ponte cardigan which probably shouldn't be worn with this skirt as it doesn't entirely 'go' but I am struggling to take photos these days, so just snapped them while my husband was around last weekend before Adele's birthday lunch.
This cardigan was made with Simplicity 2250. The fabric was called mustard ponte by Harts fabric, but I think it's more gold in colour. I purchased this fabric to copy this jacket that I found on Pinterest many moons ago.
McCalls 6519, which is quite a boxy jacket, and shaped the lapels, but it just wasn't working. I used the wrong interfacing, the sleeves were too big and I just felt like I was one of those golfers wearing a gold jacket from winning an Australian Masters.
As with last time, I used some Liberty scraps, from Adele's new birthday dress, for the edging and cuffs.
Now I normally cost projects at the end of each blog post, but as I salvaged these from the bin, I feel like they should be costed as free items. Don't you?
Buuuuutttttttt - I guess at some point these items cost money so:
Pattern: Simplicity 2215 - borrowed from a friend = Free
Fabric: 1.5m rayon twill from Spotty on sale = $6
Zipper: from the Remnant Warehouse = 50c
Pattern: Simplicity 2250 - used before = Free
Fabric: 1.5m ponte from Harts fabric inc part shipping = $30?? approx.
Fabric: Liberty scraps = Free
Total: $30. But really, I salvaged it from the rubbish to I think it cost me nothing!
Happy weekend all! Fingers crossed I don't wear myself out too much today helping my husband with concreting and I can sew tonight!!