The top on the left had been such a favourite of mine. It flattered, disguised flaws and was gorgeous to wear. It seems I wore it too much though and the fabric began to disintegrate. Farewell dear friend. Continue reading
These were supposed to be simple skirts. They almost were too … until I cut the fabric wrong. It’s not often I have a good meltdown over a sewing project, but this one was special and I so badly wanted it to be perfect. Continue reading
My sewing ventures have been a little “boring” lately. Lots of baby gifts, the likes of which you’ve seen here before. But I do have a new book that I’m loving and the projects are just begging to be made!
I was so excited last weekend to exit the house child free for an hour. Poor Hubby was less than impressed at being dragged out of bed at 9.30 am. There’s a part of me that feels bad about that, but it’s only a small part and could be considered more just a fleeting thought. Oh what I would give for a 9.30 am sleep in.
The list of things I would like to do with my spare hour is long. But until tele-transportation and time travel are invented (and well tested. I don’t want to be split between time zones, thank you very much. Go figure, I don’t have headspace to sew, but I can think about time travel? Sheesh), I can only do a select few things. This time I got to op-shop, hooray!
So I picked up a cute little $2 onesie (never been worn!) for Poppet, a teal top and a linen shirt, both for 50c each. Obviously I didn’t consider the background for the photo too well though. Let’s play spot the linen shirt! Oops. So, here’s the plan. The teal top is a potential pattern for another top I want to make and the linen shirt is destined to become a skirt.
I am just chomping at the bit to get sewing again. I’m really missing it! But am just so lacking in headspace and time. Someone with kids please tell me it’s possible to have 2 preschoolers AND a hobby?!
I also picked up this gorgeous cape a couple of months ago. $50 and secondhand, but I loved it too much to leave it behind. It’s made me start thinking about “long-term” fashion. Picking up items I love and can wear for years, rather than items just because they’re trendy and will be undesirable in the next couple of seasons. Pieces that reflect me. If you love what you wear, you’ll feel good whether everyone else is wearing it or not.
Now, I know leggings are so cheap to buy that making some seems a waste of time (unless, of course, you choose to refashion for ethical reasons). But after being housebound with various ills and chills for what felt like weeks, but may have only been a few days, I needed some sanity sewing. Continue reading
There is something about a baby in a hat with ears that makes me just melt. I don’t consider myself a “clucky” kind of person, but this gets me everytime. I mean, really, how can you not smile at that?
She may berate me for it in years to come, but I don’t really care. I think she’s gorgeous. Although I do wish I had used a better setting on the camera for the photo. Ah, we live and learn.
Simply made using an old T-Shirt, some scrap fabric and a touch of ribbon. It’s fantastically quick to sew up, yet looks like you’ve spent a lot of time and effort on it (my favourite type of project!). Continue reading
Pregnancy during summer requires a cool dress or two and this little number will keep you looking good even beyond labour!
It features a modesty panel that allows you to breastfeed and I must admit, I missed wearing dresses while nursing my little boy. Continue reading