Thursday, October 3, 2013

GOOD NEWS! (both of the working and sewing variety)

Aha so yeah, I disappeared for a few weeks there.  I have a good reason though: I GOT RECALLED BACK TO THE MINE!!  \o/ \o/ \o/

S.S. Klondike Sternwheeler
And then a friend came to visit me as soon as I got home, so I've been a little busy visiting with an old friend and appreciating the Yukon.  Which was time well spent in my books!  It's funny how you only manage to visit some places when other's come to visit, eh? 

Anywho, I'm actually planning a sewing project!  I have a couple knitting projects to show off soon, but those need some finishing and I can't be bothered right now.  ONWARD TO NEW PROJECTS!

Right before leaving for camp, I got seduced by Grainline Studio's Archer pattern, thanks to Lladybird's version.  Yes, I know she wasn't happy with her version, but that wasn't because of the pattern itself so much as her execution. 

See, it's getting cold here in Yukon, and I need some easy warm tops that I can wear easily at work. As I'm severly lacking in long sleeve button-ups, this seemed the ticket, especially the pretty bustle version! 

Since I'm still wanting to support local, I scurried off to our crappy fabric shop to find something decent.  I found this...admittedly lovely blue plaid flannel, which should be perfect.  I even found some nice metal buttons that add a touch of a professional look (I hope).  Anymore decent finds, and I'll have to finally remove that 'crappy' prefix. 

Of course, now I just need to finish taping all of these go-damn sheets together.  ARRRGGGHH.


Have any of you sewn up this top?  Would you make that back bustle part straight or on the bias? 

9 comments:

  1. Good luck with both the job and the archer!

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  2. Great news about the job and I'm really looking forward to seeing you make the shirt up, beautiful fabric btw. I've been waffling about this pattern for ages and can't make my mind up to get it or not!

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    1. Thank you! I'll keep you all abridged on how it goes. I'm a little uncertain about it since it's designed for a different body type than mine, but I'm hoping to make it work.

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  3. Congrats! And I can't wait to see the shirt, I have been taking a look at it and would love to see it made up!

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping that it'll work out well.

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  4. Hey, be grateful. When I first moved to the metropolis of Whitehorse, there was no fabric store! Glad to hear you're back to work.

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    1. Fair enough. I'm trying to appreciate it, that's why I keep going back. The couple are very nice and always really helpful, so I do want to support them, their selection just sucks. Considering the size of the store, I guess I can't complain. Much.

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