To date I have made him two long-sleeved t-shirts, one in brown and navy floral, and one grandpa style in sage green with bottle green trim. All fabric from The Fabric Store.
I have also made another Esme cardigan for myself using bottle green merino from The Fabric Store – leftovers used on Alex’s t-shirt.
Our oven mitts were slowing dying and so I decided I could make us a pair and whipped these up using a gorgeous piece of 70s fabric happiness that had been given to me, an old towel, and some left over wool batting that was wrapped around our bed when it was delivered. I still have heaps of it and hopefully will make a full quilt using it sometime. These are far from perfectly sewn, but I so don’t care! I save my perfection for things that (hopefully) wont end up covered in fat!
I’ve realised my dream of a pink and red Geodesic Sweater by Blueprints for sewing. I really wanted to make it all from merino but the red and pink didn’t go together, so the red is merino and the pink is a cotton in a similar weight. Initially I was a bit unsure, but I’ve now worn this quite a bit and have plans to make one for a gift for a friend soon.
I’ve also printed the following patterns: Sew House Seven Toaster #1, Named Sointu Kimono T so if I get some sewing time for me, those are next on the block and I’ve toiled a pair of chinos for Alex from the Ottobre magazine also. Happily they were pretty perfect straight off the bat.. And of course I am yet to make the Waffle Patterns Pinda Pants.
*This post is obviously very overdue. Alex’s Dad sadly passed away on June 18, a year and a half after his initial diagnosis. However he entered his final phase at the end of May so sewing/blogging/IG/normal life dried up for 3 weeks or so. But in order to keep these posts at a readable length, I thought I’d still publish this separately to June’s roundup.