The first three items are fun sweaters made of cotton fleece sweatshirt jersey fabrics. They have a cowl neck and the front is decorated with my original open-cutting design - a great success of one of the recent experiments!
Actually my first design for the autumn/winter items was sweatshirt with zippers, which I have blogged about a few weeks back. I made about 8 pieces of the sweatshirts, with three different color combos, but could not complete them right away because I had to wait for an opportunity to go to the shop to buy the zippers. While waiting, I made the above sweaters with cowl neck, which did not require any zippers!
And when I got the zippers, it took me ages to sew them on. I finally finished only 2 zippered sweatshirts!!
This one is finished.
And this one is for me. I have been wearing it for a few times and it has been washed in the washing machine. It is still looking good. I ironed it and took its picture this afternoon:
The rest of the sweatshirts has to wait. I need time and patience to sew the zippers. And I already have a feeling that this is not going to go very fast.
Nevertheless, I could list one more skirt today on my Etsy shop. It is the Star panel skirt, in black, red and white. Great, great fun. I have been wearing one too.
A while ago I made two of these sweet gypsy maxi skirts, one of which has been worn by me. And I will list this one for sale when I could make more pictures of it. Each skirt uses a lot of fabrics. I had enough fabrics only for 4 skirts. Very limited edition indeed.
And I am still working to improve my leather sewing skills. I plan to make leather bags for sale next year. And I am now making this new bag in taupe brown and butter yellow. Delicious cow leather. I think I will sell this bag. It is very lovely but the colors are not really mine, so I won’t keep it.
The summer is gone and the days get colder. Yesterday I also took pictures of my old items to show how you can pair them with other clothes, accessories and shoes, to stay in style even when the seasons change.
I am still working on the designing and making of new autumn/winter items. I promise to surprise you with new creative and fun products real soon!