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.
£15 AUSSIE RETURNS: Abakhan Fabrics
I finished my £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 £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…
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.
Sorry the skirt is Simplicity 2451. The shirt is an old beloved from my wardrobe 🙂
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. 🙂
No I didn’t make the shirt but I’ve been thinking about copying it.
It’s a three layer ruffle in a crepe like fabric and each ruffle is edged with ribbon. It’s also ruched and lined!
Oooh, yes, you should copy it. Bon Voyage!
Great skirt! And I LOVE your Renfrew — so nice and slinky!
Thank you and I have just enough to make a Maria Denmark day-to-night top with the rayon knit…
I’m so envious, bon voyage Lizzy…..you’re going to have a ball and look fabulous (as usual) !!
Love the title 😀
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!
Skirt looks great! Hope the flight was OK and you’re enjoying London!
I’m in Paris now until Wednesday and tomorrow I’m doing a fabric/yarn tour.
Please note I did manage to pack some nice weather for you guys 🙂
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 🙂
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
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 🙂
Oh there are un-enveloped patterns, zippers, buttons and more. It’s staggering!
I love a good ruffled blouse.
Wow, you’ve been busy! What fun you’ve been up to! I love that skirt– every single time I see someone post one of those, I’m reminded that I need to make one!
I’m just finishing my third version of that skirt!
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 🙂
If you love Vogue 1247 skirt you will live this one! I made it again in boucle for the meet-up. It’s fun to sew & easy to line.
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!
Lovely and I wanted to also congratulate you on your win. That dress and jacket
are absolutely exquisite!
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?
Thank you! I will send you an email with some suggestions later today!