I finally have some progress to report on my Ottobre SWAP. There are actually six garments finished, but I only have pictures of four of them so far.
You can see that the brown Maya blouse is lacking buttons. I didn't have anything suitable in my stash, so I'll "have" to go find some at JoAnn's. I'm thinking something to match the medium pink in the trim, but we'll see. I almost never buy buttons...I usually always make do with what I have on hand.
The cream Maya blouse is made of a vintage pillowcase I picked up at Goodwill a while back ($0.50). It carries that oh-so-fresh smell that I love on my pillows and is super soft. I have a bit left that I'm going to hoard until just the right project comes up.
I'm delighted with how dressy the little skirt came out! It's made of chocolate brown stretch velvet. Miss M thought it was great fun to pet it like a kitten.
Modeled by the lovely Miss M...and just before naptime (what was I thinking!)
When I'm done, there will be more mix-and-match options. (Of course! That's kind of the point of planning a wardrobe!) I'm very pleased with how these turned out...but I'm thinking I may add a pinafore dress or two to layer over the blouse and sash pants for warmth. I'm also planning to add more undershirts and tights to her wardrobe before truly cold weather hits. The tights I'll probably buy, but I may make the undershirts.
It's bedtime now, but tomorrow I hope to share the other two finished garments and talk about the no-spend week hubby and I are planning as inspired by Eilleen at Consumption Rebellion.