Another selfish sew! Look at that face! That’s someone who was super excited about some more new clothes.
I found this snake fabric on Etsy a month ago and loved it. Only in hindsight I’m sure it’s kids fabric but still I love the colors and and how the design was. I love the weight of the jersey fabric too – generally jersey is pretty see-thru but this was so thick and not see-thru. Since it was sturdy material I didn’t even use my serger as there was no tension issue.
This was less than an hour project as I almost got thru 1 hour of the Roosevelt’s Doc from PBS. I love that documentary – I’ve seen it probably 4 times all together. I think I love it because it so radically changed my perspective on so much about that family. I especially love watching it now since our political climate has changed so severely.
I used this Pattern from McCall’s:
Specs on Time/Cost
- Total Time: < 1 hour
- Total Cost: $1.99 Pattern + $24 for 2 yards of jersey fabric on Etsy
Random Comments about pattern:
- Have you ever bought the wrong sized pattern? I did here lol whoops! But i just shorted the smallest size by 2inches and aimed for 10-12. I didn’t want this one to be skin tight since I wanted to wear it to work, so I think it worked out perfectly.
- Pattern was super easy.
- I’ll be making the V-neck and the long sleeves for sure.
- I only used 1 3/4 yards of fabric.
Another craft update! I finished the Chevron Pop Cowl. I’m not sure if it’s the colors or what, but I feel ‘meh’ about it. I wish the yarn was a little more structured as well, so I’ll try that with the next one I make because I loved the pattern it was so simple and fun to knit. I’m wearing it today to work. I would say that would tell me what people thought, but my co-workers are not really observant about this kind of thing.
Last night after I finished the Chevron Cowl, I took Mister Lee out and saw that I had several goodies arrive! First, I got a Starbucks Gold Card – which is long overdue, but I only started registering my gift cards a few months ago! (D’oh!) Second, I received a BUNCH of patterns I ordered on Thursday from McCall’s because they had a $2.99 pattern sale last week. (I HAD TO HAVE THEM!) Third, I ordered the most adorable ‘cut and sew’ witch named Winnie from Ebay. I’m excited to put her together – I love little cut and sew panels they are my favorite – check out a bunch here on Etsy. I laid all the flare out to get a picture and of course my Baby Boris got right in the shot – how cute! He’s like “MOM! I’m new and fun too!” I have noticed I’ve had to spend extra time loving on each of them, because they let me know when I’ve been crafting ‘too much’ for them.
I have a few other small sewing projects I’m going to do this week that I am excited for. I need a few hours away from knitting just to re-charge. I still need to finish the sock portion of my baby moc-soc set that I have in progress. I just needed to step away from that little project though. It’s really small and I kept dropping 1 tiny stitch over and over and over. I hate when that happens!
Anyways – what are you all working on? Any holiday/season inspired crafts?