It’s definitely time for an update, don’t you think? I found a job – I even managed to find one that I’m totally looking forward to, with Denmark’s largest publishing group called Berlingske Media! I had my last day at AOL Advertising last week, and the office is pretty much closed down now, so I’m enjoying a few calm days before taking on my new challenges. I love that!
Yesterday I was sewing – it has been a while, and there are so many things I want to make. I actually wanted to take part in Sarah’s Pattern Challenge, but I haven’t had the time or energy to make concrete goals for myself, so I’ll just go on to sew a bit here and there, using her challenge as an inspiration.
Anyway, I made these things – a vest and a pouch for my Ipod Touch.
The vest is from an Onion pattern, #6013, it has a dart on each front piece, and I really like the fit of it, though it is quite simple. I made a size small, based on measurements, and it is just right, but it couldn’t be any smaller for me (normally I’m a size M in Onion patterns). I used a quilted fabric, and the pattern is easy peasy, so it didn’t take me long – also I love wearing vests, so this is a welcome addition to my wardrobe. Oh, and I left out the tie in front – like the look better without.
The pouch for my iPod Touch has been planned for a while, but I wasn’t sure which style I wanted to go with. I have been looking at (and drooling over) these beautiful pouches by KapomCraft on Flickr – she has an Etsy-store as well, so if you’re not into sewing, you could go there. I wanted to make something in a similar style, but wasn’t sure if I could do it without a tutorial or something to go by. So I went back to the same tute I used for Ronja’s Nintendo DS pouch, using new measurements, and adding a pocket in the front. I used the same fabric as I did for the vest – it’s already padded, so I didn’t need to use any interfacing or similar. Otherwise I would have.
Everything came together almost right – except when I was done it was just 3 mm too small in the width, so I turned the wrong side back out, undid the seam, and made a new one adding 1.5 mm on each side. Now it’s just right – nice and snug.
At first, I didn’t add any kind of handle or strap, but I quickly realised that was a mistake – so therefore I went to my all-kinds-of-stuff-drawer, and found a nice piece of ribbon, which I added as a neckstrap. It really is just the way I wanted it now.
Only thing I would want different is the Ipod Touch itself – ’cause what is an Ipod Touch really? An Iphone without a phone – that’s what it is. I want the phone too…
We’re finishing off with a funny story today: Frida has taken the first steps towards getting rid of the diaper, and she has started using the toilet. Her doll though is using a potty for that very same purpose (well, perhaps not entirely, but still). In Danish a potty is a ‘potte’ – however Frida seems to believe it’s called an Ipodde. Now, where could that possibly come from?