I am all for this convention as February marks not only my birthday, but also a festival devoted to fire, warmth, and crafting. It’s short, but February is an awesome month!
My ‘In Colour’ projects for the month of February will be the Lizzie Shawl in Tea Rose,
And a new pair of baby legs since the Little Girl has pretty well outgrown the pair I made her when she was 6 months old (she hasn’t outgrown them completely. She has skinny legs, that kid). The new pair will feature pom-poms.
This post was inspired by Christine Chitnis, though, though it has been something that has been on my mind for a good long time.
I used to sew a lot of my own clothes when I was a teen. It was a way for me to build a wardrobe of more stylish, well constructed clothes without having to pay the inflated price tag that those clothes often come with. Now that “artisan” and “handmade” are all the rage, making your own clothes doesn’t save you a dime, and often the materials cost considerably more than a finished garment would.
And yet there is still a part of me that longs for a wardrobe of mostly handmade items. I envision sweaters, shawls, dresses, tops, mitts, shoes, slippers, etc – all with memories of construction and a beloved, timeless design to them.
I’ve begun collecting patterns on Ravelry for knitted items I want to make – someday when I have the time to knit for myself. That’s what long winters are for, right?
These will definitely be good for a start. It will probably take me a good year or so to get this lot knit up. Though, at some point, I would like to get to sewing my own clothes again as well. I have a lovely piece of linen that is begging to be made into something.
Since I began writing posts for the Pagan Blog Project, the most popular article on my blog (with nearly 1000 views) has been my piece on Pagan Fashion. With so many witchy ‘W’ options, I decided to use this post to expand upon my most popular topic and add some Witchy Winter Wear.
When the weather turns colder, my wardrobe changes from light flirty blouses and long skirts to sweaters, cords, jeans and jewel tones. The accessories I reach for tend towards unique knitwear and wrapped fabrics.
Thick wool coats sporting wide hoods can give the feel of an old world cloak while still allowing for free movement through the darkening day-to-day grind. Another piece that can add a bit of modern witchy flair to your winter wardrobe is the classic maxi cardigan.