Outfit Along 2018: Plans

Winter is here (well, assuming you’re in the Southern Hemisphere of course)! And that means it’s Outfit Along time, hence my oddly-placed enthusiasm for frosty days and chilly evenings ❄️

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The Outfit Along is a combination Knit Along (KAL) and Sew Along (SAL) hosted by knitwear designer Andi Satterlund of Untangling Knots and sewing blogger Lauren from Lladybird. The idea is to knit a garment and sew a garment to form part-of or a complete outfit, and you’ve got 2 months to do it (1st June – 31st July). Each year there is an official pattern for each craft, but you don’t have to use those if they’re not your jam, just pick something to knit and something to sew that you can wear together and you’re good to go!

I was pretty excited when the Waters Tee, this year’s KAL pattern, was revealed, as it’s the perfect project for me to dip into the mountain of bamboo yarn I’ve got stashed away. Plus, navy yarn + stripes is a no-brainer in Jessworld.

Unfortunately the SAL pattern, True Bias’ Lander Pants/Shorts isn’t something I can really see myself wearing. Instead I finally bought a copy of Blueprints for Sewing’s A-Frame Skirt from Indie Stitches (it’s been on my wish list pretty much since I started sewing), and I’m planning to make the a-line Version 2 using some thrifted cotton chambray. And possibly hacking a button up placket onto the center front…. or maybe leaving it as it is? Thoughts on this appreciated!

Even though it seems pretty crazy to make a warm weather outfit in the middle of winter (according to my husband at least), it does mean that despite my usually slow progress, I’ll definitely have some memades to wear once summer does roll around 🌞

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