nervous-breakdown-hat:

My favorite Etsy vintage hat seller is having a sale and I can’t decide which hat to buy.

After swatching up a bunch of stretchy ribbing bind offs, this was the winner.

Wore the mended kilt for real last week.

Wore the mended kilt for real last week.

Progress!

Progress!

I’ve been hard at work on sewing and knitting, but I haven’t had a finished project in a while. So, I took a break to do some quick mending.

This is an authentic Scottish kilt that my mom bought when she was there on vacation sometime before I was born (somewhere between 1982 and 1984). It’s labeled as a GB 12, US 10. Using J.Crew as the standard of measurement, I should be a size 10, but I had to let this out almost 8 inches to fit. Oh vanity sizing.

There was also a small moth hole in the front, which I patched to the best of my ability.

The necklace close up is because I just bought it as a flea market near me that has seriously stepped up their game for this season.

The owls look like owls!

The owls look like owls!

I bought this Marc Jacobs fabric (in the yellow colorway) at Mood last weekend, at Lauren of Lladybird's meetup, and I've spent the past week obsessively looking up all the things that Marc Jacobs did with it.

(Mine will most likely be By Hand London’s Flora dress.)

Knitting!

Knitting!

I made pants, take two! Or well, leggings. And I love them.

These are my first attempt at making something from the Burda magazine I bought. The pattern is for stretch wovens and petite, so before I even started I added about six inches of length. They are exactly as high-waisted as I wanted, but I think I’d add a little more length to the bottom if I made them again. They are a smidge shorter than I’d like.

Obviously, I left out the zippers, pocket, and fly front. Instead I added a straight folded over waistband with elastic running through it. Because I made these leggings, instead of with a woven, I had to take out some width in the hip curve, center back, and knees.

The photo of the fabric is included so you can see it’s a black on black houndstooth. This fabric was purchased to push an order over the free shipping limit. It was chosen for cost, not quality, and the quality is not great. The line drawing is above because you can’t see all the cool details in my photos.

I don’t know if I want to make this exact pattern again, but I definitely want to make more leggings. With the terrible winter we’ve had, they fill a much needed role in my wardrobe.

Sleeve one of the sweater has been started using the magic loop method, because why the hell not.