My Summer of Basics PlansJune 5, 2017 / byJen / Categories : Feeds
It’s taken me what seems like FOREVER to narrow down my Summer of Basics plans but I *think* I’m finally there. I’ll be making 1 knit and 2 sewn garments, though you might notice there are only 2 garments pictured above, we’ll get to that in a minute, but like the prize I’m sponsoring I’m making my basics so that they coordinate into 2 outfits.
First up I’ll be making the Getty sweater from Shibui Knits. I’ve started this sweater and have been making some good progress so I’m optimistic I’ll finish by the end date. The sweater is designed in Shibui Cima and Twig held double; I’m using the recommended yarn in the color Graphite. I’ve posted some photos on my personal Instagram account [jen_beeman] – I’ll try to update the Grainline IG with some as well, but the bulk of the in-progress photos will likely be there.
Secondly I’ll be making M7445 from Melissa Watson. I’ve been wanting to make one of her patterns for a while since meeting her at Camp Workroom Social, and I thought these would be a fun place to start. It’s a bit of a style departure for me but I’m going to give it a go and hope for the best. I’ve not decided on fabric yet, but swatches have been ordered so I’ll update when they arrive.
My third garment isn’t shown above because we haven’t released the pattern yet. So far this year has been a mad sprint to the finish on a few other projects that won’t come out for a while still, so our first pattern of the year is coming a bit late. More on this later though!
So that’s what I’m thinking for my Summer of Basics! I think something about writing it down on the internet and having it be so final made it really hard for me to commit, but now that I have, it seems totally doable. Have you decided on your basics yet?
This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at grainline
You may like
I’m noticing a real change in the way Etsy talks about itself, its sellers, and its future. Before the board fired CEO Chad Dickerson in May, replacing him with former board member Josh Silverman under whose auspices another 23% of the staff was let go, Etsy’s message was focused on changing the world, what Chad…
The post Etsy Steers Away from Reinventing Commerce, Instead Encourages Sellers to Compete appeared first on whileshenaps.com.read more
This school year, let your kids showcase their unique style by making DIY backpacks with fabric markers. We’ve partnered with Tulip Fabric Markers to bring you three ways to transform a white backpack into a colorful masterpiece your kids will love. DIY Galaxy Backpack All things galaxy are IN and your kids will love this…read more
Are you thinking about making a DIY essential oil body spray? Maybe you’re looking to ditch the chemicals in brand name body sprays or you’re looking for a less expensive alternative. Essential oils can allow you to create beautiful fragrances that are customized just for you! Here are some tips on using essentials for body…read more