Friday, January 09, 2015

#stylinghandmade 01.09.15

Looking at these photos and realizing that it was only last weekend that I could walk outside with no coat on when today it's like 4 degrees outside is so bizarre. Weather is weird, yo.

Today there's a twofer of handmade. Over my winter break, I needed something mindless to knit that was just for me after finishing all those gifts. I chose a skein of spunrightround sock yarn and knit a Hitchhiker shawl. I'm pretty sure everybody in the knitting world has made at least one of these by now, so I will spare you the details, other than to say that I really enjoyed knitting it and I think I will make at least one more out of handspun.

My second handmade piece is Cake Espresso leggings using girlcharlee vegan leather. Here's the funny thing about this exercise. I had decided to buy a bunch of new clothes because I don't really enjoy sewing clothing all that much. And then buying new clothes made me want to sew again because storebought clothes don't fit me very well. I bought this pattern and made 4 pairs of wearable leggings (plus 2 more that ughhh, i don't wanna talk about). Mostly I wear leggings around the house because they are comfy and are a nice stand-in for sweatpants. I had genuine intentions of wearing these in public, but the fabric was not as stretchy as my other pairs and they aren't the most comfortable pants in the world. They have exclusively lived in a drawer outside of these pictures so far.

Hitchhiker Scarf | Pattern
Boyfriend Shirt | Old Navy
Espresso Leggings | Pattern
Cobb Hill Alexandra booties | Zappos

Spicy said I looked like an artist in this outfit which, I guess is a compliment? I'm going to take it as one.


  1. Isn't it fun to sew leggings? It's nice to make something that's so quick and straightforward. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of Girl Charlee's knits... they're never that stretchy and often are kind of weird and stiff. :( But these look cool on you, even if they're not comfortable!

  2. All you need is one of those little black hats to wear.



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