A Stripey Number

20 Feb

Brrrrrrr, it’s freezing.

That would explain my lack of posts. No, the power didn’t go out, unexcitingly. No, what happens is I get home from work, take off my boots, run up stairs, go to the toilet and put on my pyjamas, including socks, slippers, 2 tshirts, a woollen number and a scarf. Ain’t nobody changing and posing in this weather!

However, I have been sewing like crazy! Oh, and knitting too! My first item

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I love this thing! It’s so warm and soft and snuggly and colourful! However I don’t think it deserves its own post as it’s only stocking stitch.

So onto the other thing.

I have been told that the way to get a good photo is with natural light

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So I was doomed from the outset really. That’s probably why my face was so miserable in this photo and I had to go Joker-stylee on my ass

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Seriously, I looked like my cat just died or something. Now I genuinely am miserable, you know why?

It’s freaking sunny, dude! What’s that about?!

Anyway, this is another Sew U Home Stretch compilation and my first time working with stripes!

The stripe-matching on the skirt went a little iffy around the waist, nothing major just not perfectly straight. But, it’s easily coverable with a belt and since there’s gathers that sort of cover it up a bit as well I’m not too fussed.

However, check out the strip-matching on that arm guy!

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Just FYI it didn’t go wacko at the top, that’s just gravity pulling the cuff down. Pretty awesome matching for my first time right?!

I tried taking this photo outside too but posing on the street for the first photo was bad enough, without trying to get a shot of my armpit.

Like the Floral Knit it’s so great to just pull on and lounge around the house in which is doubly great because it’s half term people!!! Holidays and lots of sewing for me 😀 I have two dresses sitting on the mannequin waiting to be finished- one needs a zip inserting and one needs a hem. God I hate hems….

 

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3 Responses to “A Stripey Number”

  1. Freya May February 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I’m super impressed with your stripe matching! And I love this top:)
    Freya May

    • makesphere February 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Well thanks! I’m actually wearing it as I write this comment!

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