I started Little Shell last week, and I am almost finished, another couple of evenings work on it, but won't be done for FO Friday unfortunately. The patterns is lovely, really simple and had I actually bothered to think about my needle size it would have been stunning. But I didn't, and as a result it's just nice. The 'lace' section is barely noticable but I'm hoping to make it more so when blocking. Thankfully I adore red so this will be worn anyway, and I may even have yarn left over for hopefully some wrist warmers. Hopefully! Only bad point I can really say about this is it is much smaller than I thought it was going to be, again something that might be fixed in blocking. Worst case - I need to tie it at the back of my neck (I wear triangular shawls with the triangle at the front). And yes, I have messed it up, a few times now, but not enough to make me rip back!
The second WIP technically isn't a WIP, but I looked out fabric and know what I'm doing, so it might be a WIP. I'll include it anyway just for some padding ;-)
I bought this batik in Bali, along with another patterned fabric. It's a really nice cotton, and washes well. I might practice on the other pattern first, as I am not as fond of that one as I am of the black and white.
|I don't do ironing|
When I first saw this skirt in the charity shop, I first noticed the size was 16 (then came home and my mum reminded me I could always just cut it to size), then the pattern. I didn't love the pattern then, but the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me, and now I adore it's retro coloured stripes. It's a weird feeling material, can't remember the fibre content but it's not 100% cotton.
That's it for me. My mood right now is not totally conducive to sewing for some reason, I need something I don't need to think about, so I'm praying it lifts soon as I have lots of plans for my sewing machine!
To see some more WIPs, have a look at Tamis blog.