Category Archives: Clothing

Infinity Scarf

I do realise this is completely unseasonable but I have just finished a crochet infinity scarf. Yes it is the middle of summer here, and it is 35 degrees outside, but I found this lovely Plassard Multico acrylic/wool mix yarn and I just had to make it. Also, I want to change my habit of thinking of a great craft project when it’s too late to do it (e.g. thinking of great Christmas projects on December 15th, or a scarf a week into a cold spell).

I made this scarf without a pattern, I just worked in the round, with enough chain stitches in the first round to wrap around my neck three times, and then did rounds of triple crochets until I had almost run out of yarn (I had two balls), and finished with a round of double crochet. It’s very cosy, and not at all scratchy. I love the graduated colour too. I won’t say that I’m looking forward to winter to wear it, but I will be glad of the scarf when the cold comes!

 

Summer polka dot skirt

Ta-da! Drum roll please! This is the first ever item of clothing I have sewn for myself. Ok, it’s just a simple elastic waistband skirt but I am proud of myself! 🙂 I love wearing skirts in the summer time, they are very light and comfortable in the warm weather. I had some polka dot fabric from Kaffe Fassett in my stash that had been originally destined for the back of a quilt but I change my mind for that quilt back (which is why I had enough fabric on hand to make a whole skirt).

I followed the tutorial from Suburbs Mama for a simple elastic skirt. I just tweaked it a little bit because I didn’t want the elastic to be visible – I added an inch and a half on to the length of fabric to cut, folded it over and topstitched it down, and then inserted the elastic. It was a super quick project, it literally took me only an hour between ironing the fabric for cutting and the finished project! I got it done during the baby’s siesta! 🙂 It’s really comfortable and floaty. Hope you like it!