Some many unfinished projects

This year I really hoped that I could limit myself to one or two projects at a time. However, that was not going to happen!

Right now, I am in the middle of a series of unfinished projects that does not feel that fun right now.

1940 – Grandmas heart open heart sweater

This one have I been working on for some time now. I started back in late January. So far, I’ve knitted the back, two fronts and half a sleeve. I am almost there. Only a couple of movies away from a finished sweater. Nevertheless, the spring and summer has come and my need for knitting have disappeared. I call this my grandma sweater because the pattern is from an old magazine she bought back in 1940. My mom informed me after starting the project that my grandmother also had made this sweater. So exiting. I would love to finish soon a show my grandfather (now 94 years old) it.

 

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1899 – Sophies Jacket

I bought the pattern for this jacket back in January from Lauren at Wearing History. I had some wool fabric in my stash, so the only thing I needed was to get starting. I made the mockup a while ago, and put the project away for ones that are more urgent. However, one day I just fell like sewing this jacket, and started. I am now finished with the main construction. All I need is to make buttonholes, fasten some lining and decorate it with trims. I am half way through this project and hope to finish soon.

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1915 – Suit a long

Lauren at Wearing History have made a sew-along for a 1915s suit. You can follow this on Facebook. I am participating in this. I bought the fabric, printed the pattern and found my inspiration.  All I need is time to start making it… and a 1910’s corset. Oh my!

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1870’s – Bustle dress

I have also joined a paid class with Jenifer from Historical sewing. This is quite stupid, because it is in my exam period, which starts in a few days. But the patterns a bought. The fabric samples coming and the inspiration for dress is there. I NEED TIME!

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Some good things

I use the internet a lot! Too much I dare say. But sometime there come something beautiful out of it.

Here is a little list of nice links.

The Pourpoint of Charles de Blois
Here you can find a pattern. This is going to take forever. I doesn’t have anyone to sew it for. My Boyfriend would kill me! So hopefully someone will ask me to do it some day. Or ill sew it for myself 😀

Historical sewing
This is a great website. Here you can buy the bloggers own patterns, and get some tips along the way on the blog.

The Renaissance Tailor
This site is to die for! Lots of great tips and patterns as well.

A little peek. I’ll keep you informed 😀