Done and Done: A Plum Closet Case Kalle tunic

Do you remember that need to have a new outfit for the first day of school? I still have that compulsion and thought that I had made enough garments while off on leave to feel like I had something “new” to wear on my first day back to work. Apparently, nothing was quite new or special enough, because I decided Friday of the long weekend that I needed a brand new top for Tuesday.

I had already made several knit versions of the Kalle and made many Archers earlier this year, so I had a really good idea of how long I would need to make this top up. The fabric had been calling to me since my Husband gifted it to me on our second anniversary in 2016, but I couldn’t ever find the exact right pattern for it. I was suddenly struck that it needed to be a Kalle tunic immediately. I didn’t have quite enough fabric, so I shorted the tunic by two inches (which I can get away with as I’m short), but I think I’ll go back to the recommended length when I make it next.

Done and Done: A Stripey Mandy Boat Tee

Am I the only one who can’t let scraps be scraps? I had a little less than a metre left of the navy striped knit from my Blackwood (well, it was actually closer to .75m when I think about it) and knew I could make it into something. I decided to try the free Mandy Boat Tee pattern from Tessuti Fabrics. I mean, who doesn’t like a free pattern? 

Done and Done: Sasha Trousers

This would be the year of pants. Since last May, I knew that my goal for #mmmay2018 would be to make pants and finally be able to sport me-mades head to toe.

When the Closet Case Patterns Sasha Trousers dropped, I knew I had found my pant pattern. My plan was to invest a lot of time (and fitting!) into one pant pattern that would become my go-to and eventually hack it into capris and bermuda shorts. Obviously, nothing went to plan.