Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Winter stripes

With the weather finally turning, I spent the weekend preparing my wardrobe for winter, rotating my summer clothes with the winter ones, making sure everything is clean and not in need of repairs. Winter shoes and boots were removed from boxes and summer sandals cleaned and boxed away. A few things were removed completely to go to charity, and a couple of “round-to-its” have gone to the top of the mending pile - more on those soon.

The best thing about having a bi-annual closet clean is rediscovering loved garments. I made this pure wool knit striped sweater at the end of last winter, the coldest on record for more than 40 years (it actually snowed in Wellington!). It was worn on a regular basics immediately because it’s lovely and soft and toasty.

Two patterns were mashed up to make it - Simplicity 7084 for the body and hip tie, and Simplicity 8172 (from the ‘80’s) for the sleeves.

And check out the Mad Men Challenge big reveal over at JuliaBobbin. Such a talented bunch of ladies.

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