Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This goes with that....

Yesterday I had a little retail therepy.
I'm not one for shopping unless I really have to.
I don't go window shopping, I don't know every single shop in town - apart from the op-shops!! And, if someones says to me, "You know that shop in blah blah street that has all the blah blah's in it?" I politely say "No, sorry, I don't know that one".
But what I do know is Myer and Target.
Myer was having their "Take a further 30% of the already reduced ticket price" recently. Now, what girl doesn't like the sound of that? Well, I went in, looked around and couldn't see anything that I really liked for the price I was willing to pay.

Feeling a little let down, I popped into Target. Well, our Target , in town, has recently doubled (it seems) their range of womens clothing and they had "buy one item get the next at 50% off"....so I scoured around in my usual thrifty way looking at all of my options trying to work out the best bargain, if things would match or go with a lot of my other worn out rubbish at home......
Then I spied this little number......the only one....and in my size........ Yeah!!!! I went on some more and found two pretty tops and a T-shirt. Yep, I did well. When I brought everything home I realised that this knit top would go perfectly with the Amy Butler fabric I had purchased a while ago.....

But, I had to find out if I had enough..... 2.2 yards were needed. I had 2 yards....
But don't fret, I am a little short in the height department, I took a little off the pattern and voila!!! It all fitted. So now I will have a lovely summery dress to go with my little knit top. Oh, and yes, I did have enough to make a bag to go with it!
This is the pattern and yes it is easy.
I have made this one before and it only takes about 2 hours from start to finish.
Not today though as I have a few orders to finish off first....
At least it is cut out and ready to be sewn up.
It's just made it's way onto my "unfinished business" pile.
I shall keep you posted....
Kathryn. XX

7 comments:

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Ksthryn,
Great shopping, love your material & that pattern sure does look easy to make. Boy its been ages (years) since I made myself something. Now you have got me thinking!
Enjoy your day

Lyn xoxoxox

marie said...

Hi Kathryn ~ Love your new sweater! It's a great color...and the fabric is perfect with it. You'll have to model the finished item for us!

Re: "lovely summery dress" ~ I've been thinking about knit cardigans and wool. There's definitely some crispness in our autumn air!

Have a lovely day!

Little Mysteries said...

Love the colour of the new top. The dress fabric matches so well, and is gorgeous.

Tammy said...

Oh, I know, it's hard to resist an extra markdown off "already reduced prices!" :) But your sweater you found at Target is so pretty!
(I never knew they had Target in Australia...I'm going to learn a lot her, I can tell!)

Blessings,
~Tammy

trashalou said...

Noice shopping! Am getting very excited to see some of those old familiar places. Are there still schoolbags dumped willy-nilly in front of Myer after school?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your new drress is going to look fabulous! Love the fabric and your new cardigan. We have had our first warm weather this week - I had better start thinking about some summer clothes!

Kim's Cottage said...

That sweater is toooooo cute! And your dress fabric truly is a spot-on perfect match. They're going to look fabulous together.

So...are you going to model them for us when you get it done?;-)


K-