I have managed some sewing in between working and holidaying. I made the Colette Mabel skirt, using a heavyweight merino ponti knit. I made size large which ended up being too big, particularly around the waist, so I altered the waistband to make it fit. I also added 2.5" to the length. I don't think this is the most flattering pattern on me as it hugs the hips and thighs (the area of my body I try to hide!!), however it is such a warm, comfy skirt especially when paired with my warmest, thickest tights. I wore it in Taupo with a long cardigan and I think it looked okay.
I also made the Plantain T-shirt which is a free pattern by Deer & Doe. This is my third time using this pattern, it makes such a great layering top. The first one was in white cotton knit and the second in a grey and brown merino. This last one is my favourite, made in black merino. I added to the length by about 1.5" and added cuffs to the sleeves as I love a long sleeve in winter, keeping my wrists toasty warm. You may notice a seam under the bust with the black one, I couldn't quite fit the front piece on my fabric so cut it into two - call it a design feature! I definitely don't plan on wearing the T-shirt and skirt by themselves but layered with other clothes. These makes just happen to fit in perfectly with The Monthly Stitch where the challenge this month is to sew in monochrome. Wendy xx