Painting? Yes. Sewing? No.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

All my sewing items have been safely packed away and the painting has begun.

Before all the packing commenced we had a family trip into the city and I was able to make a quick stop off at Tessuti where the three lovely pieces of fabric above came home with me. From left to right there is a lovely navy and white stretch cotton jersey, a crisp white shirting and a beautiful silk chiffon in shades of grey. I'm planning a simple t-shirt for the striped jersey, but haven't decided what type of sleeves I want yet. The shirting is obviously for a shirt. I'm planning a short sleeve top for work and the left overs are for a contrasting collar and cuffs for another shirt. For the beautiful silk chiffon I'm planning a simple sleeveless, cowl neck top. I haven't selected any patterns yet - I keep coming up with heaps of ideas as I paint.

With school holidays next week and the seemingly endless house prep I'm not sure when I'm going to make it back to my machine, but hopefully I'll be able to squeeze something in soon.

Balloon Top

Thursday, 2 September 2010

It has been a while and I don't have a lot to show, but something is better than nothing right?!
Here's my most recent completed item - my balloon top.


Full sleeve

V neck at the back

I really like this top, it went together really easily (even though I don't speak Japanese) and I've got plans to make another in a pale pink jersey for spring.

If you read my other blog, you'll know what it absorbing all my time. We've come to the stage in our build where we need to get our current house ready for sale and as I don't have a dedicated sewing space (I tend to spread out all over the kitchen and the study) I have to pack away my sewing things for a while.

Here's a little look at my sewing table as it is at the moment (it's a bit embarassing)

Not pretty for potential buyers. On the table is a half made Kasia skirt, McCalls 3830, a nighty for my youngest, a HotPatterns Weekender top, a quilt for my nephew and a couple of pairs of pants I need to hem for my SIL. There's also a few other patterns and pieces of fabric I've pulled out thinking that I'd quickly whip something up and then been forced to put aside.

I'm hoping that I can use the non sewing time to plan, cut out and prepare a few things. I'm planning on using my blog to set some goals for my summer sewing so you'll probably be seeing a few patterns and fabric combos in the near future.