Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Today I've been a busy bee...

You should have all seen how fast I moved when I heard the post come through the door this morning. I had been expecting my Colette patterns.
The fabric was sat waiting for these beauties and aren't you proud of me? They are separates!
I decided I didn't really like the look of the new skirt Ginger, and I had been waiting to get the Beignet for my purple needlecord.

Both have got buttonholes! So I'm going to push my skills, but the upside? I get to buy buttons!
While I was waiting I started cutting and transferring the uhh... Extensive pattern markings onto my wearable muslin jeans. They deserve a whole other post for another day...

This is the needlecord and the fine Mustard cotton I got at Goldhawk, See I said I'd find a use for it! I love this colour combo I might even get mustard buttons for it! I will sort a mood board out and stick it on the list. I have pre washed the fabrics all ready to cut when they are dry.
Another thing I have been up to today is getting on with my oldest UFO from last year. Remember this? Oh Yes its the Parisian Dress... I have blogged about this failure three!?! times. In the end after talking to Charlotte T at the blogger meet up I decided to cut my losses and make it into a tweed skirt. I did the hacking and made the waistband today so just a zip and hem and voila new skirt for MMJ!
This is not all that I did today! Oh no my friends. I cut a total of 3 things out and prewashed a load of fabrics ready for cutting too! Its all about the bulk in my house at the moment!
There would have been more making but I don't have any lightweight interfacing and almost every project I have going requires it, as well as a few various threads. So a trip to the shop and we will be on our way!
Heres a sneaky peak of what was on the line...
and an even sneakier peek at all the things at various stages of completion. How many can you count?
I'm still thinking about the giveaway... But I am also thinking about doing a sew along maybe in just over a months time? Who is up for making the lovely Lisette Market blouse?


  1. Wow, you have been busy! :) I've made the Beignet skirt and I love it to bits! I'm so tempted by the violet blouse too.
    Ashley x

  2. You HAVE been busy! I love, love the mustard/purple colour combo! That is going to look amazing!!!

  3. Check out these buttons I just saw at etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73057444/12-vintage-carved-purple-buttons?ref=sr_gallery_4&ga_search_query=purple+buttons&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

  4. OMG they are perfect but can I justify $20 on buttons... I think I may have to they are a great find thanks Debi! x

  5. Good grief, you have been busy! I'd sew the Lisette top with you! It's in my list of things to sew :)

  6. Stevie you put us all to shame! You work at amazing speed. I will be taking a close look at how your skirt turns out as I also have just bought this pattern. x x x

  7. I want to sew it too! Add me to the sew-along.


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