I had no idea what to title this post, so I went for something creative ;) This is just a random mix of things. I finished a couple of projects I had intended to complete during Self-Stitched September, but we all know how that goes. Just some basic, easy pieces. Things I plan to get a lot of use from.
The green tee is another version of my beloved Burda 2-2011 long sleeve tee pattern. This time I stuck with the long sleeves. I've lost count of how many times I've made up this pattern! I realized during SSS that the easiest items for me to wear to work are knits. I used a pretty green, beefy interlock I had in my stash. I noticed that this version seems to be a little slouchier than previous versions. I think it's because the interlock is a cheaper quality- not as much recovery. I scooped the neck out a little.
I've had my eye on a silk pom-pom scarf in the Garnet Hill catalog for a while now, but $178 is an insane amount for a scarf. So when this tutorial from the purl bee popped up in my reader, I knew I had to make it. Stat. I had the linen in my stash but picked up the pom-pom trim. What other situation is it okay for an adult to wear pom-poms? I love it.
The cowl is pretty self explanatory. A long rectangle connected at the ends. But I thought the method of making a double fold on the edges to insert the trim in to was pretty ingenious. I used a wide zig zag stitch instead of edge stitching.
I used a super sheer linen for the striped version, much like the tutorial (which was really wiggly and hard to sew, btw). The black version is a leftover remnant, medium-weight linen from my pintuck blouse. When I connected the ends I realized it was too bulky. I added the border pieces on the ends to make it longer and called it a scarf. I love that it's wider. I can use it as a shawl, too.
There it is. Exciting stuff, huh?