Today is the first day in more than 3 weeks that it hasn't been terribly painful to swalllow. I'm on the mend! Harruh!
Looking through my recent charity shop fabric finds, I realise I've got a couple of contenders for the ugly fabric contest so I'm going to be real busy this month. I'm in the middle of a second pair of mccalls cords, the last pair were unwearable, even with crotch adjustments. They were anatomically unsound, biologically unstainstable, they were such a threat to my health and safety if I'd continued wearing them I'd have had to pay an ACC levy.
Here are a couple of outfits pulled together from my blogging journey of the last 100 posts. You can find details of all patterns by searching through my labels. If there's something you can't find, leave a message and I'll hunt out the pattern number for you.
First up, the Otago tartan, an ugly fabric winner right there. The fact that a single bolt was still on the shelves after 10 years speaks for itself. But what fun I had with the skirt in-pleat and my own dear wee sportan. The black vogue jumper has been such a useful little number, goes with a lot of things.
My attempts at milk bar chic were marred by those awful pockets, handy, but completely ruin the line. They're welt, so I can't remove them. Harrumph! However, fun on a summer's day. Only I don't wear it at the supermarket in case someone asks me if we stock sultanas or to open the register.
The sew along pants with a retro seersucker blouse and my knitted cardy! Yes, the 'wearable rug' is finished! It's very warm, but rug like, yes, very thick and straight.
The trench, a complete winner. Those pockets have been more helpful than I could ever describe. Seen here with hand made glass beads (Sally Army $5) and a bag I made out of recycled handles and some fabric scraps.
Well, that's it for me for a while folks, got a lot of sewing this month. Better get on with it, choppity chop.