I feel I'm always talking about how long it's been since I've done something. Someone apparently is a pretty inconsistent blogger.
The knitting really has become a thing this winter. This scarf was almost exactly like the last cowl I knitted so to make it a little different I added the fringe all around it. I'm not entirely sure how commited I am to the fringe but for now it stays.
Sometimes you just have to make something pretty plain. I had been yearning for a lace up top for quite some time now and just never got around to buying one. So when I saw plain black fabric at my local thrift shop, I decided I'd just make my own. I knew I had some grommets around so I didn't need to buy anything else to get the piece done. I really wanted a plain black long sleeve top that I could add to my wardrobe. Like most of the things I've made recently, I decided to add a curved hem. The only issue I had with the top was deciding what I wanted to use to lace it up. I ended up using a braided cotton crochet thread but I think it's likely I'll replace it with a leather cord next time I see some to buy.
I bought this nice thick yarn last winter to make a hat out of it. The yarn was only enough for half a hat with the stitch I tried. I put it away and completely forgot about it. But while roaming the internet I saw these instructions for a headband and decided I really wanted to try it. I'm not entirely sure how much of a knit headband person I am (especially with the amount of wild curls I have) but I still really like the headband. You might be able to tell in this picture I accidentally lost track of where I was in the pattern and ended up messing up the braiding a little bit but you can only tell if you're looking for it.
I have this habit of falling in love with something and kinda rolling with it. It doesn't matter whether it's a style, colour, or fabric. A switch in my head turns on and it's all I can think of. Right now, it's boucle and fringe. I'm definitely obsessing over it. I'd thought I'd visualize for you guys where my heads at, and who knows, maybe you'll be seeing something like these here on me soon.
I realize this dress might not be everyone's tastes but I really love it. As much as I love black, it is really easy for it to make clothes a little boring. The texture/fringe on this dress really makes the dress interesting and different. For those worried it's a bit revealing, I have a slip dress that works perfectly underneath for a more conservative look.
No shortage of knit pieces here on the blog lately, so without further ado, here's another. The hat is made out of a really nice and soft sock yarn and the ribbing out of a plain black yarn. Sometimes you just need something a little playful to wear.
I've been lagging behind on posting the things I've sewn, which isn't exactly new. I manage to get a picture up on my Instagram (3 weeks ago for this jacket) but for some reason forget to post it here. I'm not entirely sure I can call this a jacket considering it's thickness but that's what I'm going with. What I wanted for my wardrobe was a long sleeve layering pieces for the winter and this fits the bill.
I recently looked around my place and realized that it is desperately lacking in candles. Luckily I've got Pinterest to mine for a way to fix this obvious problem.
- Glitter Candle Holders
- Cement Candle Vases
- Aluminum Lantern Vases
- Doilie Candle Holder
- Ombre Sand Candle Vases
- Black Lace Candle Holders
- Concrete Copper Heart Candles
- Geometric Candle Holders
- Gold-Dipped Log Candle Holders
I know it's not close to skirt weather yet but I'm definitely yearning to make quite a few. On the top of my list is a boucle/tweed fringe skirt. I don't have anything to make one but I've already started searching for different styles/inspiration.
- MSGM Fringed Boucle Skirt
- MSGM Fringed Boucle Skirt
- Maiyet Fringed Boucle Skirt
- Adam Selman Frayed Denim Skirt
- Tory Burch Cotton Blend Tweed Skirt
- River Island Pink Tweed Skirt
- MSGM Boucle A-line Skirt
- MSGM Boucle Fringe Skirt
- Thakoon Lace Inset Mini Skirt
- Adam Lippes Fringe Hem Skirt
- Derek Lam 10 Crosby Basket Weave Skirt
- MSGM Tweed Short Skirt
Getting back into the habit of getting things done around here and it feels nice. I found this black fabric a local second hand shop and there wasn't a doubt in my mind that it would come home with me. Something about the transparent black with the scraps sewn onto it everywhere appealed to my inner being. I thought the fabric would work perfectly as a simple dress. Just a simple loose fitting tank dress with a curved hem would let the fabric just be itself. Like most things I make out of transparent fabric, I didn't line the dress. I like the freedom of choosing what to wear underneath to choose just how revealing I want to be when I wear it. Will hopefully get a pic up soon of how it looks worn.
My usually playlist general contains plenty of up-beat/fun music. It's probably because I'm the type to blare music at home and host my own dance parties. But lately I've been into moody laid-back music. I'm trying to not read too much into this change of character... Don't worry about me and enjoy this track.
This tank top was made from the last piece of the same fabric I've used to make multiple pieces I've blogged about. You might remember it from a tank dress with tie, a shawl collar dress, or a long sleeve gathered top. The tank was initially supposed to be a little more interesting with flounce sleeves, but they didn't really work out. In the end I think the print is nice enough that it looks great as just a plain tank top.
Yeah I know... I have a knitting problem. Still can't get over how much I knit for someone who absolutely hates knitting. The pull of knit pieces is too much for me to stop, I can't help it. I actually only started this hat because I wanted to try a new stitch. I came across the stitch and decided to try it using this video tutorial. I thought I wouldn't wear a white toque but it's barely left my head. I will eventually get a picture of it worn for you guys, but until then, this is one of my newest toques.