I've been reading a few sewing blogs recently and have been inspired by some of these amazing women sewing their whole wardrobes for a year. I generally sew a lot of my own clothes, especially skirts, but a whole wardrobe! Any way, with Spotlight and Lincraft having huge fabric sales lately, I could not resist. And, Spotlight also had Burda patterns on sale for only $5.
So, all of the below came home with me last week.
The blue and pink silky fabrics I could not resist and at $6 per metre a bargain. I only bought a metre of each, to make 4 scarves, and I tried out the rolled hem on my overlocker too with great success!
The black skirt at the top, which isn't finished, is similar to the "Rebel Skirt" I made a couple of weeks ago with pleats all the way around. I topstitched the edge of the pleats so they "sit down". I love this one and I think I will wear it a lot, in Winter and Summer.
And the plaid skirt was a bit of a disaster. I had seen a skirt like this with the plaid on an angle and thought I would give it a go....well, I bought a metre (plenty to make a skirt) then cut the pattern in the wrong direction so then had to go and buy some more. Blah. So, a very cheap skirt turned into just a cheap skirt!!! Anyway, I wore it yesterday and it felt nice on.
So, what else happened last week? Master 9 was home most of last week with a tummy bug, Hubs has quit his job to work from home full time (which is wonderful; more family time, more time to himself and it's nice just having him around) and I have been making DOLLS!!!
Also, there is a whisper that Buninyong may be hosting a "Makers Market" in the near future. I will keep you posted on that one. Anyone interested in having a stall should contact Kylie at Blue Ginger Designs. Great for us Ballarat girls dont't you think?
Anyway, enough for today, on with some housework.....