Unseasonal Sewing

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Although, to be fair I’m cold and it’s tipping it down as I write this, so maybe not so inappropriate after all. After my last couple of frustratingly disappointing makes and with limited time available this week, I needed a quick fix. I bought these fabrics from the off-cuts section at Abakhan’s in Manchester last time I visited. I was going to save them for Christmas presents but two friends had (fairly, ahem…) recent birthdays, and as one of them works in a draughty, National Trust property and the other is a reporter, who’s always out and about interviewing people, I figured they may just be appreciated now (seriously can’t believe it’s June next week…).

Making these up also emptied another drawer ready to fill with new goodies. As these were off-cuts, rather than measuring them, I simply used exactly what I had so the sizes are pretty variable, but I really don’t think this matters: you can wrap them up tightly, or wear loosely dangling. Pleasingly, making them up like this resulted in zero waste too. One of them has a slight tear or cut in the fabric, easy to stitch up, but making it maybe not quite so suitable for a gift. Looks like I get to keep one đŸ™‚

Right, palate suitably cleansed, Kirsten Kimono Tees (free pattern from Maria Denmark) next up to clear  another over-stuffed drawer…

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