Monday, August 2, 2010

Fabric and Patterns.......

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.....
Kathryn. XX


rachelmp said...

Great about the bargains ... but how fantastic for Greg!

mariondee-designs said...

When I first started sewing that's all I would sew, clothes! That's what I learnt to make and used to sew all my clothes but that was a long time ago. Don't think I could be bothered now though so I admire you for wanting to do it. The skirt you made is lovely! It's great that hubby can work from home..and hope master 9 is all better now. Nothing worse than the kids being sick.. take care, Maryann

Kerryanne English said...

Good on you Kathryn. I always have good intentions, buy the fabric and patterns when on special, then hide them up in my fabric cupboard. One of these days..... (LOL).
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

WOW!!!! So much going on!
Hows that eh having Greg working from home!
Your going to be the best dressed chick around!

ittybittyandpretty said...

have fun with your sewing plans and enjoy the new coffee maker...greg :)

meli88a said...

Hi, thanks for the shout out! I like the 2 minute wrap... not only does it look cool, it reminds the nerd in me of a mobious strip. :)