Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Skirting

My son is getting married in 4 weeks OMG! I am so excited! He is marrying a gorgeous girl and they are so happy and in love, it fills your heart with joy BUT what do I wear to the wedding. I was going to buy something but finding something I like and that fits me has become a real issue.
When I was repacking my shelves I found a gorgeous bronze black fabric.


 Can I wear a skirt? Well I will try.
The Pattern I have been wanting to try is the Bluegingerdoll Betsy skirt. I think this will be a very useful pattern. The bronze fabric is hopefully for the wedding , lined with black plus a black top, not sure which top yet. I have seen this made by several people on Curvy Sewing Collective and they all look fabulous.

 The wearable muslin fabric is quite a thick cotton. I have no idea where it came from but I love it. I know I am going into winter but I'm sure it will be fine for here and what better way to brighten a dull day than wear a flowery skirt.
What I like about this pattern that is that I don't have to upgrade . As far as I can see if I make the 22 it should fit. Anyway I am quite excited to try this pattern.
Altogether I feel quite positive about this.

Happy Sewing!





Friday, 22 May 2015

Back in the Swing

My sewing room is up and running again. I have been trying to organise my sewing room but I just wanted to get all my fabric out and put on the shelves again.
A bit messy but at least its out where I can see it all. I had fabric in boxes and I decided fabric needed to be on display, otherwise I forgot about it. Stacking the fabric made me realise I really don't need to buy fabric ever again, ha ha, as if that will happen! I loved reconnecting with my stash. I found pieces of fabric I haven't seen for years.
 My other dilemma was trying to work out a way to store my patterns successfully rather than in boxes. Boxes made it difficult to locate patterns so I would often wind up buying 2 of the same pattern.  I bought a filing cabinet thinking that I would have plenty of space, ha ha again. Really, sometimes I surprise myself at my lack of intelligence.
I have filled this cabinet and have ordered a second one. I must say it is easy to find patterns. I feel this is a good solution for me who clearly over purchases patterns. I also got rid of 3 bags of patterns, well actually they are in my garage waiting for the next school holidays, when I will take them to the Fabric Cave. You can also see in the photo my beautiful new hardwood floors. I am so happy with the renovation it was all worth it, now all I need to do is sew, sew and sew.
                              Sunrise last week from my balcony, nothing to do with sewing but I loved the sky.

                                              Happy Sewing!