1 year late

hoooo boy, where should i start? (should i even start?)

well, the story goes like this. i sewed a few things last year. took some pictures, too. and then… it’s suddenly 2022 and i never got around to post them! actually, some of the items i didn’t even get the chance to take pictures of until after the year changed, so… πŸ˜… whoops.

but i’m here now, and–probably for the whole 2022–i’m gonna reminisce what the year 2021 was like for me, in sewing. mwahahaha. yep, this is just part one of the ‘1 year late’ posts that will come after this. much, much later after this.

i’ll try to make things quick and short so that maybe, some time this year, i can catch up with myself and actually LIVE in 2022. πŸ˜‚ we’ll see.

self-made blouse, Muji pants.

i like blouses and button-up shirts with a bit of a twist. so when i found this Saraste blouse pattern from Breaking the Pattern book by Named Clothing, i knew i just had to make it!

the fabric i used this time is a lightweight cotton denim with airplane print. ✈❀ i used the wrong side for a few details, as you can see from the pics.

i actually had a blast sewing this (no sarcasm)! maybe after sewing jerseys and viscose over & over again, it was just such a relief for me to sew good ol’ cotton. the only annoying thing is that of course i had to finish all the edges with overlocker, but it was still relatively easy.

i played around again with the buttons, using different ones for the center front and the cuffs. life is serious enough as it is, so why be serious in sewing, right?

i like the blouse pattern so much, i already have another fabric that i’m gonna make into this same blouse (cotton again, of course). hoping to be able to sew it this year! (yes, by this year, i mean the actual year of 2022.)

self-made t-shirt, New Yorker skirt.

next project was a super simple boxy t-shirt. the fabric is from Verson Puoti (Finnish design brand!), and i got it a few years ago at the Ommel festival. it was expensive (for me) so i only got a small piece of 80 cm (around 140 cm wide). i just fell in love with the print, and the colour is also perfect for my taste!

ever since i learned how to use the elastic edge band, i had wanted to sew it EVERYWHERE. thank goodness i didn’t. because, well, how would my clothes look if they’re everywhere?? instead, i used it for this project’s neckline. the tulle fabric i used for the back side is the same one i used for the leopard t-shirt i made the year before.

in fact, the whole model is exactly the same as that leopard t-shirt, except that this fabric is cotton jersey. so… the sleeves didn’t come out as frilly as i wanted them to be!

but since when has that bothered me? right–never. so i still proudly use this shirt wherever i go. the sleeves are asymmetrical? well, they’re meant to look that way, ha!

all right, that’s all for now! on my next sewing-related blogpost, i’m trying out a new format for the pictures. because, frankly, i can’t be bothered to take pictures these days, or make any extra effort to look nice in front of the camera–you know, when all i want to do is just sleep, eat, and sew somewhere in between.

hope it’ll still come out okay, and fear not: i have not forgotten this blog!

happy new year, everyone!

6 thoughts on “1 year late

  1. Yeayyy, feeling very much entertained by your latest post :))
    Nice fresh looking airplane patterned shirt, love the color and the “twist” ❀ I can see why you fell in love with the Verson Puoti fabric, such a nice pattern and colour.
    Thumbs up again for your creations ❀

  2. When I saw the first pic I thought, “She looks like a private investigator from the 1930s.” πŸ˜„ In part because the slits at the shoulders are reminiscent of suspenders, like detectives wear in old movies. It’s a great look for you. πŸ™‚ Happy 2022! Brad

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