Some Little Bits

Hey, y’all. Happy 2016!

Mine has started off swimmingly. Two great bits of career related news and some  little bits of sewing.
Some Little Sewing :: Sown Brooklyn
That scrap of fabric under my mitten cuff is leftover from this refashion. I had been pondering what to do with it. Since 2011, apparently. That’s a hell of a long time to hang onto a hunk of gorgeous sweater knit.

Spurred into action by the cold. I finally turned it into these puppies.
Some Little Sewing :: Sown Brooklyn
LEGWARMERS!!
Here they are in action with another QUICK must-stay-warm project.

Some Little Sewing :: Sown Brooklyn

Leather and wool mittens! Look how happy they make me ;p

Some Little Sewing :: Sown Brooklyn

For the leg warmers, I basically cut that large scrap into four, stitched them together at the raw edges leaving the ribbed portions at the top and bottom and then made one long seam up the side to make two long tubes.

Some Little Sewing :: Sown Brooklyn

For the mittens, I used a collection of scraps and Purl Soho‘s felted wool mitten pattern. The leather is from a jacket I made for my husband, the wool from a wool Nettie dress and the looooong ribbed cuffs are leftovers from yet another project I never blogged about, lol. I simply cut them off at the wrist and added the ribbing. The only other change I made was to line the mittens with the same wool.

Some Little Sewing :: Sown Brooklyn

I LOVE THEM BOTH!!

And they kept me warm, today.

WINNING!

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