Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcoming the New Year

The past week or so I have been going through my fabrics and remnants to put some order in the stash. Out of that came out one Christmas present for my mom, which I will show a picture of later, since I forgot to take one before giving it to her. I also found a couple of knit remnants big enough to make simple skirts out of this pattern, Christine Jonson's Base Wear Two 1025

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I have used this pattern before for the skirt and top before I started blogging.

I also traced two tops from different Burda Style issues

7/2010 112

9/2011 108

I lengthened 108 to turn it into a dress but because the cut on sleeve requires so much fabric I did not have enough in the knit I pulled out to cut it as a dress. I did make it as long as possible to wear it as a tunic. I will still make it as a dress I just have to have a different fabric.

I'm planning on a quiet day sewing interrupted by family time =). We will wait for the New Year watching Avatar in our new blue-ray dvd player with sparkling wine for the boys and a good bottle of wine for DH and me.

Happy New Year to all my wonderful readers! Feliz Ano Nuevo para todos!


  1. The Christine Johnson pattern looks wonderful for wardrobe-building! Happiest new year wishes to you : >

  2. Oh these will make great new pieces. And what a wonderful way to bring the New Year in, with family and a good movie!

    Happy New Year!

  3. Have a wonderful New Year! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

  4. Best wishes for a wonderfully productive New Year Lisette! I hope you enjoyed the movie, my family all love that one!

  5. What a versatile pattern. Your plans sond wonderful for enjoying the New Year.

  6. I always enjoy your blog! Thanks for all the encouragement on mine, and for checking up on me in early Dec! happy and healthy new year to you!!

  7. happy new year! this looks like an awesome pattern - i'm going to have to go waste some time looking around her website at the knit patterns now! ;)


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