I have a roll of rather-boring-brown-knit.
I don’t know why I was left with this piece when I sold off all my fabric ends – I’m guessing it fell off the back of the truck, or maybe the guy left it behind on purpose!!
Whatever – there is 10m of chocolate brown 50% wool/50% viscose stretchy stuff.
Now you know I don’t like throwing things out, so I thought I’d make it into something. You can’t go wrong with a top, so I made a top:
This is Burdastyle 11/2008/103B top – it is the same as the cap sleeved version I made earlier. I’m really not very excited with this top, but it is nice to wear and I definitely need more tops for knocking around in.
Now the fabric is 160cm wide, so cutting this top barely put a dent in the yardage. Which leaves me with a new predicament: what to do with 9m of rather-boring-brown-knit?
I felt like something cosy, comfortable, something to wear around the house.
Everything I thought of seemed overly frumpy, until I came across this little number in Burda 5/2009#103B:
Do check it out – that is definitely not overly frumpy, that is completely oppositely very sexy.
So some quick maths: boring-brown-knit + very sexy = potentially wearable!
I cut it out one night, and before I knew it, it was sewn up. So here we have my modern-day housedress, complete with the perfect sleeve length for dishwashing, lots of comfy stretch for a multitude of houseworky contortions, and certainly more acceptable than your sleepwear for unexpected visitors like the meterman!