I’ve been amazed at how frantic life has been since my return from holidays. I should have posted this when I got home – however it was so sweet and lovely I wanted to take lovely pictures… thank you Sparkly Super Nova for organising this! On the upside this post has been lost in the tidal wave of posts following a swop!
Sewing Surprises from Musings of a Seamstress
First up – check out these lovely hair bows that Sarah sent to me for my girls. I know – soooo cute. You can buy these from Sarah Etsy’s shop which will help fund her adoption project – please take some time to read about it here…
She also sent me this necklace which is just perfection. I love love love love it. I know – green with envy? I’m not sure where Sarah got this but it’s perfect and I love it. Even the chain is beautiful and dainty.
And watcha wearing with that Lizzy?
ummmmmm, it might be Cambie No.4…. OK stop laughing. Cambie 1, Cambie 2 & Cambie 3 are all much loved members of my dress family and they wanted a little sister. She’s a bit naughtier than the others… if you look closely…
I love the sweetness of the Sewaholic Cambie shape combined with the quirky little aqua skulls. When I started knitting the cardigan I had an immediate vision the Little Skulls Cambie with it.
There really isn’t much I can’t tell you about Cambie that I haven’t already. It’s a lovely shape, well drafted and by far the easiest full lined dress I’ve made so far.
Cute cardie… did you make that too? Yes I did! I’ve been a bit ‘knit obsessed’ this year. this delightful little monster is Marion by Andi Satterlund. It’s a new release and I just HAD to knit it as soon as I saw it. I adore the cables and I really wanted a longer sleeved cardigan as I wear my Whole Wheat cardigan a lot – cream goes with just about everything. When this cream Malabrigo arrived from yarn.com I was a little disappointed with the colour. Fortunately as soon as I started to knit it up, I fell in love. The colour reminds me of icecream and hence I call this cardigan my Icecream Marion.
It’s perfection with Cambie as it finishes right on the waistband… and Tasia of Sewaholic fame is in fact also knitting this, I spied her over on Ravelry with Marion WIP.
I love the buttons, they are coconut shell. The shop only had one card of four buttons and the pattern said I needed five. Then I read the pattern (I know, novel idea) and I only needed four for the smaller size. If I knit this again (and I’m tempted to in red) I will just do three button holes.
It just seemed perfect to photograph this dress in our Historical Cemetery. It is no longer used as a cemetery but it is where the free settlers were buried in the early days of European settlement in Port Macquarie, the graves are scattered randomly through beautiful grass and trees, it’s quite serene (this from a girl that freaks out at the idea of serenity). It’s now a beautiful park at the end of our main street.
Dress: Sewaholic Cambie (purchased from Sew Squirrel)
Cardigan: Marion by Andi Satterlund from Ravelry. Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted from yarn.com
I’ve been fearsomely tired this weekend with a crashing headache for two days. Not great pictures but hopefully I’m not looking so drained for my By Hand London Victoria Blazer – which is not far off being finished!!
And my hair is HORRID. Off to get that fixed this Tuesday!
AND! I went to the recent Sydney meet-up organised by Kristy of Lower Your Press Foot – you can check out all the pictures here at Little Betty’s blog… I felt like I cheated but my 1950 vintage lace dress just seemed the perfect choice for High Tea!
OMG your dress is so naughty yet so nice! The colour really suits you! I’M SO MAKING THAT CARDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL – the cardigan is so sweet, I love how the cables just seem to arc out of nowhere, it’s a gorgeous design.
I love the naughtiness of the fabric with such a feminine dress. And that cardi… swoon. I’m a basic knitter and I’m terrified of cables. Must get over that phobia one day soon…
Oh I’ve never knitted cables til I made Whole Wheat and it was covered in them! I just watch YouTube it’s amazing for learning knitting
Very noice! I now want that cardigan, in icecream too!
Go forth and knit girl! It took me three weeks – and not knitting obsessively!
Wow. creative 🙂
Both your dress and cardi have worked out gorgeously – and I am soooo jealous of your knitting skills! I really want a cable knit cardi now!
About 7 months ago I would have felt the same. God bless YouTube I say!
That dress is/was available at modcloth (currently out of stock, but they can notify you if they get more)
Love the cambie! I am working on my first one, and almost done with the muslin.
Not dress- necklace. Oops
I love making the Cambie, once you have done it once, they just fly off the sewing machine!
Oh my goodness, I LOVE your cardigan!!! It has already been added to my Rav queue…
It’s adorable! I bet yours will be perfect!
love love love that cambie! the cardigan is also super cute! I am yet to blog my cambie number 4 too! hehe! 😛 it is just a great pattern!
Ummmmmmm I’m working on Cambie No.5 too. *shrugs* I’ve got the Cambie Pox.
I love your skulls cambie and of course your cardi is perfect with the dress!
I had to make the dress – as I knitted Marion it just seemed the obvious choice 🙂 how is yours going?
I stalled after needing to wind another skein. I’m hoping to knit some tonight.
Your cambies get better and better, so far my fav. I’m impressed by the cardie … So sweet
I’m hoping Cambie No.5 is the best – its a WIP until I finish my Victoria blazer…
I had no idea that the dress had skulls on it save for the close-up!! How cool!! It is such a delicate, feminine colour and then, wham! Skulls. 🙂 Love the cambie and looks so nice with the cardigan.
LOL that was my intent! Husband was laughing at me – doing the washing up pre photos saying I looked like a 1950s housewife – except for the skulls!
That fabric looks floral from a distance, very clever print! What is the next cambie looking like?
Cambie No.5 is black eyelet 🙂
whoah, i adore the new cambie!! it is just perfect with the cardigan. the whole outfit is awesome! i have a fascination with old cemeteries, love seeing the old tombstones.
It’s a beautiful place and nice to see all the names which are now our street names etc, history is a fascinating thing.
I’m most impressed of all by your bare feet. At this time of year! You must be a true Aussie.
The wet weather means it’s not as cold as when it’s clear – good old Australia!
I love your Marion! The colour is perfect. It will go with so much. I need to air myself a versatile cardigan like this too. I really need to buy myself the cambie pattern. Everyone makes such gorgeous dresses out of it. I feel like I’m missing out.
Cambie is a great investment, easy to make but beautifully finished!
Love the cardie, cute without being too fussy.
Your vintage lace dress was gorgeous and it was so lovely to meet you. That is a cheeky Cambie and such a perfect fit. Love the caridgan, I have got the Agatha pattern waiting for her turn to be knitted.
Thank you, I’m glad I managed to make it down for the afternoon & meet some people.
I’ve decided Agatha will be next, in red I think. Just need to finish Chuck first. The list never ends does it?
Skulls!! Another lovely cambie. And a super cardi too now I think of it. Hope your routine returns to normal soon. Glad you’re still finding time to sew 🙂
It’s been amazing how busy I have been lately. I think life is returning to ‘normal’ and I’ll be sewing more soon… I hope!
Looking gorgeous as usual! Love the skulls…
Your Marion is just perfect! It’s so similar and again so different to the Miette.
And it shows how perfectly Andi’s cardigan’s work with dresses – even ones with skulls on!! Love it 🙂
Her patterns are brilliant. Miette doesn’t come in a small enough size for me – so I think I will knit agatha in red instead! I’m working on Chuck at the moment.
Sounds great – I’m really taken with Agatha, especially for winter over here in the UK.
Oddly enough, I made the Miette for a friend – she’s a 35″ bust (I’m a 32″) and I tried it on before I blocked it and to be honest I thought it was OK. It didn’t look as if it had too much ease.
Andi’s patterns are very fitted so you might be right Miette could work! I’m knitting Chuck a size up as I figure a skin tight jumper is a little harder to wear than a snug cardigan.
I’ve had to undo rows Chuck’s front panel several times. It requires lots of concentration! I’m at the armholes now. Phew!
So pretty! I love the naughty-ness of the fabric with the pretty dress pattern, and that cardigan makes it a perfectly polished outfit. 🙂
Thank you, I love the colour combination.
You look so cute in the Cambie pattern– I don’t blame you for making more! And the cardigan is so sweet and fits you perfectly! Well done, you!
Naaaaw, thanks Sonja. I fear I’m addicted to yarn at the moment!
I just finished a Marion myself! It was really fun to knit, although the cables looked totally ugly until they were blocked 🙂
Agreed! I’m knitting Chuck now (tho screwed up and have to undo 5 rows *sigh* after that I’m thinking about Agatha on red! I’m an Andi junkie!!!
I love the fabric choice on such a girly dress and the cardigan is just lovely. I have been looking at Andi’s patterns as I would like a little cardie to wear with summer dresses.
Andi’s cardigans are so cute, I’ve also worn my Whole Wheat a lot (although the button band is not great on that one)
I am totally making that cardi, and I am almost certain that I have enough yarn in my stash to make one. Yay for knitting serendipity! Thanks for the inspiration.
It doesn’t use much yarn at all – I was really surprised. Enjoy!
I have the same necklace! It’s from Modcloth.. And I love your cardigan!
Thank you! And I love the necklace too!
I absolutely LOVE that skull fabric…I love the sweetness of the dress, coupled with the skull theme, very clever!
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Lovely outfit! I love Marion, I’m buying it right now!
It’s delightful and so snug to wear – enjoy!
The little blue skulls fabric is fab with this sweet little dress. And I love the cardi – def. make a red one 🙂
I’m now think that I might make Andi Satterlund’s Agatha in red… still pondering… and knitting Chuck in blue!
Pondering is good …. 🙂
Oh, i love that dress. And the necklace! I clearly nede one of those! The more I see of Tour place, the more I want to go there IRL. Which airport is closest? 😉
We have an airport in town 🙂 it takes flights from Sydney & Brisbane
How did I miss this? Your Cambie is amazing! I absolutely love that skull print!
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