As requested, here's a bit of a look back at the craptacular items I've been sewing.
Item 1 - The sack dress.
This was the first thing I sewed. I haven't worn it yet (and I finished it the week before Christmas. Any suggestions? I thought a band below the bust, empire line style might make it wearable.... I love the fabric though.
Item 2 - The Xmas Top
Lesson number two - always make the bottom of an item extra long so it covers what you want to cover!. I wore this on Christmas day. I still love it. But it reminds me that I need to lose that 7 kilos.
Item 3 - The Amy Butler In Town Bag (the easy non-pattern one)
This was the first time I actually did a proper lining (and use proper interfacing - I have a ginormous roll that I got from Spotlight now!). I use this constantly. So awesome. But I never match my top and my handbag. A little too tacky for my tastes.
Item 4 - The pyjama shorts that look like boardies
I think I'm detecting a preference for frangipanis!
And just because I think the fabric is faaabulous:
Of course, I now have a fabric buying addiction. Today I bought no less than three pieces of fabric (6.5 metres!)
1.5 metres of fancy cotton. I was going to make a skirt, but then I remembered that I don't wear skirts. Probably an off the shoulder top.
Polyester/cotton/lycra/I have no idea.... Isn't it so retro? Probably will be a work top.
And finally, the favourite thing in my stash. The fabric I waited for an hour to buy at Spotlight. I bought three metres because it's that cute:
The feminist in me likes to think that this is how happy all women will look when we finally beat down patriarchy. I have no idea what this one will make. I'm thinking some sort of handbag lining (I have a fetish for handbags, yet another reason to take up sewing - vegan homemade handbags!).
And just because this is meant to be a food blog:
The caption should read: Mmmm sprinkles.