Sunday, 30 December 2012

My Christmas Outfits!

Hello there my lovely readers! So the New Year is nearly upon us, but before it gets here I wanted to show you my final makes of 2012. These are my Christmas outfits! (Cue slightly crazy picture of me sitting on the sofa with myself!)

Now, you've already seen my Christmas jumper before, but I thought I'd show it again in a bit more detail - it deserves it, it's such a great pattern!

My Christmas Jumper, Front and Back

This jumper was knitted from the Colourful Winter Sports Outfit pattern from the fabulous book A Stitch in Time, Volume 2, the third pattern that I have thus far attempted from the book. I really do love this jumper, it's so snuggly and cosy, I could wear it all the time regardless of the season! I've already cast on the matching beret, so maybe someday soon I'll have to complete matching set :) The skirt I'm wearing is part of a 1950s wool suit (a birthday gift from my Sweetheart) in case you were wondering. I adore all woollen clothes!

Next up is my Christmas dress, made from the "Wintertime Jumper" variation of the sheath dress from Gertie's Book for Better Sewing (you can see Gertie's version of this pattern on her blog)

My Christmas Dress, Front and Back

This dress is another example of my obsessive compulsive need to match plaid exactly! I'm really pleased with how the plaid matching turned out, it's pretty perfect don't you think? :) I also love the belt, which I cut on the bias for a bit of contrast. This is my second pattern from Gertie's Book for Better Sewing, after making her high waisted pencil skirt and once again it was a great pattern to use. I had to make some minor adjustments to the fit of the bodice, but other than that it was a perfect fit first time :) The fabric I used  is actually genuine Scottish tartan, which I bought when we were in Glasgow with the tour. I still have quite a bit left over, so maybe you'll see more tartan projects in my future. But in the mean time I am spending the festive season wearing this Christmassy little number!

So, there you have it, my final sewing/knitting projects of 2012! I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for my sewing table :)

Bye for now!

Katie xxx


Kestrelmakes said...

Your jumper is fantastic and I love how you used the tartan

Houseofpinheiro said...

You made my favourite Christmas jumper ever, made me want to learn to knit complicated sweaters so I can have one too... Dress matched perfect and u looked beautiful x

Ginger said...

These are both so beautiful-- well done! You look gorgeous in both outfits!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Both are so wonderfully lovely! Red is a must this time of year, and rarely have I see two handmade crimson garments that looked prettier or more festively well suited than these two beautiful creations.

Wishing you a stellar New Year!

♥ Jessica

Eva Andersson said...

Both outfits are totally fabulous. I think I need to get "A stitch in time 2", even though I have lots of Swedish knitting booklets from the 40s and 50s already. But it _is_ easier when someone else has made most of the resizing. said...

Oh, such beautiful makes Katie!

Sarah said...

I love that Christmas jumper :) Happy New Year, Katie!

Sophie said...

Amazing! Love the colours, prefer them to the book version in fact! May I ask what yarn you used? I LOVE Christmas jumpers and knit one every year - think I've just found my 2013 edition!

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