Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Itchin' for a Skirt

It's weird weather here in southern Yukon - hovering around zero and the snow disappears almost as soon as it lands.  Odd for this part of the world at this time of the year.

It's making me want to wear warm skirts - or skirts with leggings (I blame Steph and her new leggings pattern).

I've also been wanting to try out her Hummingbird Orange skirt pattern, which needs less than a metre of fabric.  Incidentially, I've had this gorgeous burgundy corduroy kicking around for years, because there's only slightly less than a metre of it.

Coincidence?  I call Fate.

Now if only I knew what I did with the pattern pieces...


I promised a post on my Archer button-up last week.  It is finished!  I just loath my camera with all the passion in the universe, and not inspired to take pictures with it at all.  I'll suck it up this week and do it.  Just be prepared for a slightly frustrated photoshoot.  Here's a teaser, just to proove that it's done and that I actually wear it!

Because I would almost live in this thing (with one very important adjustment), if I could get away with it.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hello from a mining camp!

I have several finished things to share with you, and no way to post the pictures.  Silly restricted internet connection.  :(

Am in camp for another week, and as soon as I'm out, I'll share my first Archer, a knit cardigan, and a pretty knit hat (or two).  Plus a Sewing With A Plan plan!  Oh the plans I have, you have no idea.

Must wait for a better connection though.  Pooey.

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? 
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