Firstly thank you so very much for all your lovely comments on my last post. It was surprisingly cathartic to write and I really appreciate your comments. I never expected to win, I suspect my reaction/thoughts are simply the outcome of working in a highly regulated environment where opinion, personality & relationships cease to exist. Everything is done by ‘due process’… and I sew to escape it. So rather than looking for reasons, explanations, criteria – I’m just going to except there isn’t always going to be those things in my sewing world and that’s what I need.

Β£15 AUSSIE RETURNS: Abakhan Fabrics
I finished my Β£15 Aussie project for Abakhan Fabricsbefore I left for London. This month I chose a lovely grey wool suiting and I must say I was rather taken with it!

I used Simplicity 2451 – a skirt much beloved by bloggers. I added a lining and hand stitched the zipper in.

For Β£15 this is a brilliant work skirt. I loved wearing it. There will be more – no time for detail pictures, I had to fly to London! I should not have put my hands in the pocket for this picture, it looks like it pulls and it doesn’t.


And I’ve been busy sewing and knitting other things…

a detail shot of my just-finished Vine Bolero (Ravelry)


And a Japanese rayon knit Sewaholic Renfrew


and I’ve managed to squeeze a skirt out of this.


Must go. I’ve got to pack a bag for Paris…

PS: Abakhan sent me a ‘few’ things for the meet-up…


26 thoughts on “RETURN OF MOJO & 15 POUND AUSSIE

  1. Oh, that shirt is absolutely perfect! Great Job! The ruffles are in just the right places, it’s fun, but still work appropriate. I’m going to look up that Simplicity pattern for it.

      • Ohhhh, I did not read that very well, then did I? Lol. Well, the skirt is certainly lovely, definitely! Did you sew that shirt? If so, what pattern is it?

        I hope you are having fun in London and that you have a great time in Paris. How can you not, really? I’ve never been to Paris, so would love to see pics when you return. πŸ™‚

  2. Love the title πŸ˜€
    That’s a lovely skirt. Looks very comfortable, and practical, and overall looks like the kind of thing that becomes a real staple in a wardrobe. Same with the Renfrew

    I’d like to copy your shirt too. It’s just lovely! And Bon Voyage!

  3. Look at you, you travelling wonder! Glad to hear your mojo is back, mine’s ditched me for a while so I know how you feel! Lovely work, and I look forward to seeing those detail shots soon πŸ™‚

    • I’m in Paris now for a few days. OMG it’s just as beautiful as you think it’s going to be!
      It’s funny, the mojo returned as I departed company with my machine for 3 weeks LOL

  4. OH WOW LOOK AT ALL THAT FABRIC. You really can’t put a photo like that at the end of a post. Now I can’t even remember what I had planned on saying.

    Cute renfrew πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, I absolutely love that little skirt! pleats are perfect, and the fact they enable pockets; that pattern is calling my name. The perfect little work skirt.
    I hope you have a lovely time away; enjoy the blogger meetup. I SO wish I could join you πŸ™‚

  6. That shirt is beautiful! I was heading out to London and Paris around this time last year and I so wish I was going again! Have a wonderfully fabulous time!

  7. I am so pleased to have found your blog! How gorgeous your creations are! My daughter (13) and I have decided to try our hand at seeing our own clothes and a lot of the patterns we have chosen are the ones you have been sewing! We live in a remote community in NT however and it seems that it is actually cheaper to but brand named clothes that to source nice fabric any where! Do you have any suggestions on fabric stores?

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