I'm currently in the middle of a week off work which so fa I've spent largly behind the sewing machine! Yay!
Along with doing some housey things, yoga and catching up on movies and TV shows that I've had waiting for me to watch for 4 months (I just finished Love Child! omg I need to share that show with you all) I've been somewhat productive!
Wanna see what I've made so far?
This! How fun is this? Leesa from Makers Society invited me to do a little photo opp a few weeks ago and I've sewn up two dresses for the occasion. This colourful lady is one of them, made from fabric I bought from Fabric-a-brac. I'll be heading out there today and hopefully all this rain we've been having will ease up for a few hours! I'll share the full photos on here soon
Also I've been quietly working on a cape for my friend. We tried a few different modern patterns but we could never get the sizing right. She is quite petite and so we chose a junior sized pattern from 1969 to get the right size.
While cutting out the lining this yesterday, I decided to power ahead and cut out a whole bunch of other patterns. Not sure if this will make my sewing more productive, but I'm hoping it will. Also spring is on its way, and generally I become really excited and productive with the extra sunlight and warm days so I'm hoping for more happy sewing times!
These photos are a bit non de-script, but basically they are intended to be a floral dirndl skirt and a yoga mat bag. The bag fabric is just some plain wool I got at the opp-shop and used this tutorial to measure up. I used to just carry my old mat around tied up with ribbon, but I bought a new fancy padded-non-slip one and it weighs a ton (ok like 3kg) but it makes it really impractical to carry, so I decided a drawstring bag will be the way to go.
Do you normally cut out a lot of projects ahead of time? Does it make you more productive?
Also, I didn't want to mention it on here initially because it has nothing to do with sewing or the 60s - my boyfriend and his clever colleagues have designed a nifty butter knife for cutting through cold butter taken from the fridge. They started a Kickstarter to raise some money for the manufacturing, and well basically it went much better then planned...
It's really exciting and I'm very proud of my boy! They have plans to increase manufacture so basically all the money they've raised will be put back into production and marketing, so no trips to Hawaii for me =( There is still time left if you want to back them!
Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!