Since I've destroyed both of my sewing machines (not irreparably thank goodness), I decided to give the overlocker a workout, as well as use up some of the garment fabric that I've been hoarding and not using. Ooops.
So this is what I've come up with today: Firstly, a pair of lined woolen cowls for winter. These are quite special, as they came from the stash of Jo, who was a really special person in the life of a close friend of mine. My friend had asked if some of her friends would like some stuff from Jo's stash, as a way of remembering and honoring her. I took a few small remnants of wool as well as one piece of wild painted fabric. These are the wool remnants. The grey one will have straight line quilting and some studs/buttons on it, and the cream one will be finished in topstitching and maybe I'll undo part of the seam and stabilise it with some batting as well.
The other thing is my first attempt at a draped garment. I really like draping and asymmetry in clothing, and I figure the best way to learn this stuff is to get in there and go for it. So off I went. Didn't turn out too badly! It's also quite a flattering style for my body shape I think.
So. Not bad for a long weekend with no sewing machines. Next on the list is to dig out all the old tulle I bought ages ago and finally make those petticoats that I wanted, you know, three years ago. ;)