Oooo, it's like a variety show today!
Or even a spot of "show and tell"!
I'll show you mine if you show me yours any day of the week!
I was prompted to mix it up a bit by the dying of my camera battery when I was taking the above pix yesterday afternoon....those two are the only pix I got!
So I pulled out a few pix that were lying about, just waiting to be part of a post...
These are my poor, poor hats in their humble box home...
They're getting a bit squashed, but I really just have no better way to store them at the moment...
Some fabularse red, white and blue inspiration from my (she's mine because I suspect we've swapped spit) gorgeous Sarah and the sweet Sara...both rocking my most favourite colour combination like stars!
I've been slowly, gently, (because I just don't have the stamina for sewing that I used to) putting together this little jacket from a pattern that our invalid Vix sent me and a piece of retro fabric I have had kicking around for over 12 years....
I have completed the shell, and when I tried it on I found it rather boxy, so I added some darts to shape it a bit.
The sleeves were too sticky outy, so I had an idea of a sort of gather/pleat, at the hem, with a wee button to tart it up....
I tried the jacket on and showed G what I had been up to; he liked it.
I showed him the sleeves and how I didn't like them, and he suggested doing exactly what I had planned to do to sort it out before I could tell him.........
And then he proceeded to make a suggestion that I had originally intended to do, where I was going to add a little cuff the each sleeve, and/or a tab, and a band on the hem of the jacket.....
G reckons he must be gay on the inside, because this kind of thing happens a lot, and it goes with his flower arranging abilities and his status as my hair colourist and toenail painter....
I reckon he's just lovely.
What do you think?!
The other day I quite liked this neckline where my frock from Lucy (who seems to have ceased blogging?) , my cardi, scarf and scarf ring met up.
I'm also slowly, gently working (ha, well, cutting out) a frock from a 60's pattern and some crimplene dream fabric I opshopped some time ago....I didn't have quite enough fabric to be able to cut a neck tie on the bias, so I made up a collar pattern, using newspaper! You can see where I've made a note to add seam allowance; this is a typical thing for me, where I forget to add it to the pattern and have to make a note so I don't forget when I'm cutting out.
I could make a nother pattern....but it's so damned basic and casually doen I just can't be bothered!
This is what I wore to work today.
The weather turned wet and bollocky, as Spring weather tends to, so it was a nice glass of red wine when we got home to get over it.
I finally found some navy shoes!
$1:50 on Trade Me.
I'm pretty pleased with myself.
Lastly, I'm going to check out this market next weekend.
I suspect it has something to do with vintage!
A sweet friend, Anissa, has organised it, so how could I not go?!