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…