Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lazy Satdee arvo sewing!

Absolutely love this pattern, it was so quick and easy and I adore the fabric too. The pattern is from Ulla from Mamu Design. I made a 40/42 or a medium and it is very generous, I probably could have gone down a size but it'll be good for hiding Christmas cheer ;)

I'm totally in love with the fabric which I bought from the Crafty Mamas shop.....where I buy lots of fabric!!!

Sew Liberated Schoolhouse Tunic

I'm not sure about this pattern. I ended up having to take it in so much even though I made according to my measurements, to make it a little more streamed lined I ended up sewing down the pleats also. Without that I felt like a ship in full sail!!

All in all it was an easy pattern to sew up and the instructions were really straight forward, just not totally convinced that it works on me. Maybe a softer fabric might be better, something like a light weight linen. I do love the fabric, it is from Patty Young's Andalucia range, the Birdie Damask. I still think I look like a ship in full sail...hence my nerdy "model" pose - hahaha

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The garden in full bloom.

As the weather has finally warmed up the garden has started to bloom. Here's my beautiful roses and iris. I love the warmer weather but I think that it might mean a very short rose season this year.