It’s only seven (yes seven!!) weeks until Christmas. I have this vague list of things I want to make for gifts and realised today that firm action is required to firstly define this list and secondly to complete the list!!
My basket of projects awaits! Let’s get sewing
I was inspired the other day by one of my favourite bloggers, Sarai at http://www.coletterie.com/, to go from a wardrobe builder to a wardrobe architect. I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
I tend to collect things mostly because they fit and then find something to go with the item I’ve just bought. And I’m sure that you can relate to all those items in your wardrobe that you rarely wear and really don’t like and wonder why well-earned money has been wasted on them. This is the main reason I returned to sewing last year, so that I could build a wardrobe with beautiful fabrics that fits, suits me and I’m happy to wear.
My navy pants that I’m currently making is the first item of clothing that is part of my wardrobe redesign. So Sarai’s project has come up at the perfect time for me. Have a look at her plan; you too may be interested. I’m keen to see how it goes!
I’ve had a little diversion in my sewing this week testing a lovely little pattern for Teri at www.climbingthewillow.com. It was one of my granddaughters’ birthday this week, she turned 4, so this came at an opportune time to make her the lovely Izzy top. I used a lovely cotton that I got from www.kelanifabric.com.au, “Toyland Twinkle” from Alexander Henry Fabrics. It sews up beautifully and suited this pattern very nicely as it drapes very well. From printing the pattern to the final press it took me 4 hours, which included only a small amount of unpicking!! So it makes for a nice little project one afternoon. I’m really looking forward to seeing her in it. Thanks to Teri for sharing this lovely pattern.
Don’t you just love those little stars!!