Sunday, 23 October 2011

time consumming project coming soon

I have been making myself a knitted hoodie with cap sleeves. More when I post the photo of the finished piece.
I have been into Lancaster today. I bought lining to make out of some fabric I found in my being so long since I looked in the place where this fabric was. It is a very heavy woolen fabric, so when I make it into a skirt will have to have a lining fixed into the garment......You don't use that heavy a fabric and leave it raw on the inside!...Or do you?
I also found a very interesting "knitted fabric"....not sure what I will do with that yet, but a photo of it...before any sewing takes place in the next post here.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Almost finished

I have been knitting myself a cap sleeved hooded cardigan from The Knitter magazine. I have almost finished the hood, and will soon be knitting the font bands, pockets bands and sleeve bands.
So.....I have been looking for suitable buttons.
As yet I haven't found any, apart from the ones which are used on the pattern, but at almost £7/button, that is more than a little steep.
It has crossed my mind that making my own buttons might be the best way. That way I can make them exactly how I want them, if they turn out right.
I think I will give it a go, after all, I have fimo and will not be loosing anything but my time trying to make some buttons.