Thursday, 5 February 2009

Needle and thread

Hey everyone.
As requested, here's a bit of a look back at the craptacular items I've been sewing.
Item 1 - The sack dress.
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
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)
Amy Butler In Town Bag 1
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
Pyjama Boardshorts
I think I'm detecting a preference for frangipanis! 
And just because I think the fabric is faaabulous:
Purdy Fabric
Of course, I now have a fabric buying addiction.  Today I bought no less than three pieces of fabric (6.5 metres!)
Scissor Fabric
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.
Skirt or 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:
Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous 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:
Mmmm sprinkles
The caption should read: Mmmm sprinkles.


veggievixen said...

cute stuff! i cannot sew so anything is impressive to me.

allularpunk said...

ice cream cone!

i love the pj shorts and your christmas top! all the fabric you get is SO cute!

Mandee said...

I want the pj shorts too, I think that'll be one of the first things I try to make!

Great work :)

Theresa said...

I love all of your fabrics!!

Vegetation said...

Mmmmm sprinkles!

And I think your sewing is awesome!I wish I could even sew in a straight line :(

Bucca said...

I think with the top dress the belt below the bust is a good idea. Maybe use a wide cream ribbon in place of the belt?

veganf said...

I wish I could sew!
That little bag would be perfect for a bento.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?