As I never really finished sewing the Shetland Collection before I left, I have decided I can continue the theme and make a SWAP with the fabrics and patterns I have left. I have no real plan as such, other than knowing I need at least three bottoms and five tops.
With that thought in mind, I present two garments which may or may not be part of my SWAP.
First up is a peplum top that is Burda but I can't remember the issue or the pattern number and can't be bothered to look for it. If you have the magazine, it was on the cover and made in bright yellow.
I made this from leftover knit and the pattern was for a woven, so I had to take it in quite a bit to make it fit. It looks pretty ordinary on Vera but it looks good on a human. You may recognise the fabric from a pair of leggings I made last year.
Second up is BWOF 08-11-121. I really like this skirt. I've made patterns with a gathered insert in the middle before and was always disappointed that the middle bit hung down in drapes. This pattern, very sensibly, has the knit part about 1cm narrower than the section underneath, so it stretches and stays taut when you wear it. You may recognise the fabrics from my jeans and a top from the Shetland Collection. Of course, I have added my labels and it still gives me a little thrill to put these in.
I have no idea what is up next on my sewing calendar. I might just have to lay out some fabric and stare at it for a while tonight.