Anyway, it wasn't all work in the last 4 weeks. Since I don't get off more than a day or two a week during internship, my parents and sister decided to spend their summer holidays in Berlin, and came to visit for two and a half weeks! This of course meant very little sewing time, but lots of fun going window shopping, trying out new restaurants and bars, enjoying an awesome rock'n'roll concert (The Baseballs! a very awesome, Berlin-based, 50s inspired band) and exploring the city. :) And spending quality time, of course. (Oh. And looking for apartments. We're going to move into a bigger one in November. Yay, more room for fabric and a sewing nook!)
But wait, there actually was some sewing involved. My sister and I collaborated on a baby blanket for our newest half sibling (by my father).
And there is another finished object I haven't had the time to present, yet, even though it has been finished and frequently worn for almost 4 weeks now.
Fabric: exactly 1m of rayon jersey, from the Holland fabric market, plus a thrifted t-shirt.
Pattern: traced raglan-sleeved bodice plus slightly-less-than-half-circle skirt
Notions: none at all
Time to Complete: 5 months? 5 hours? something in between... ;)
First Worn: to choir practice, and lotsa times since then.
Thoughts: This must be my most worn garment this summer, no matter that it is only 4 weeks old. I love the colour and the polka dots, they make me incredibly happy. It's incredibly comfortable. I really like how the capsleeves turned out, and the same goes for the crewneck finish, which looks cute and does a lot to stabilize the neckline, because the main fabric is rather flimsy and stretches out easily. I did a baby hem, which turned out well, too. The only sad thing is that it has already started to pill a bit, especially on the side where I wear my purse/bag...
I have a feeling that this concludes my summer sewing, even though I didn't get in even a third of the projects I had originally planned (half of which were actually left over from last summer). Maybe some of them can carry over into fall, if ever I find some time in between internship, looking for apartments, organizing the move, and all the other social committments (cooking with friends or sewing? Hmmm... ;)
Also, here's a little vid of my favorite Baseballs song, which I'm pretty sure you might like...