Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A quick one while he's away

Hello dear ones! How have you been? How was your Easter break if you had one?

Most of the country has just surfaced from a lazy 4 days off camping and sleeping in and what not. It's our last public holiday until June's Queen's Birthday holiday (No ANZAC day holiday, what a crock) so most people cherished their state sanctioned days off thoroughly, as did I

My days off were spent sleeping, sewing, watching a whole lot of free Netflix and enjoying a friends birthday at the pub.

I also finally finished sewing a purple paisley frock that I had started some time ago but never had the interest to finish quickly, largely because summer dragged on quite a bit making this dress unnecessary, but the cool weather is here now which this heavy twill dress will be perfect for.

I'll of course post proper photos eventually for you all! 


Yesterday I cut a whole pile of projects out, ready for sewing up eventually. 

The below includes a purple paisley night shirt from McCall's 6655 which comes with a monogram transfer so that you can embroider your initials, a mustard smock traced from another favourite dress, two floral tank tops from Butterick 2624, a plaid long line coat from Style 2563, a red Indian cotton dress from Simplicity 5063 and a blue Indian cotton dress from McCall's 5921.

I do like this method of cutting a whole bunch of projects out at once. It takes all day but I get through way more sewing this way


I also recently bought a really fun bit of fabric that I got from Majoriedestash on Instagram

4 (very narrow) meters of this really fun pink paisley is all mine! I wish I had way more of it. How happy does this make you feel looking at it? It makes me so very happy I played around with it for a few minutes draping it like a sari or pretending it was a magnificent gown for a 60s glamazon, but I really have no idea what to make from it for myself A dress? A skirt? 

It's quite sheer but that can be fixed with underlining so there isn't much of a limit as to what one could make!


Perhaps this?? 


Or this if I find one in my size??

It's still yours Vix if you want it!

Perhaps this??


Or this lovely number?? 


I'm yet to choose but hopefully inspiration will hit me via Pinterest picture or something on Tumblr - thats usually where the best ideas come from for me!

What would you make with such a beautiful piece of fabric?

Cat xo

8 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Catherine! Nothing transports me back in time to my youth faster than a paisley print. I had loads of wide paisley ties back in the day. That purple paisley frock is very pretty and I can't wait to see you modeling it. The pink, too!

    I'm happy to know you enjoyed your state sanctioned free days. Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Cat!

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    1. Oh i cant wait until i find the right pattern for it! That will be the first step! all the best to you!

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  2. Ooh I think something from the last pattern would look fab! I could definitely see that lovely fabric as the dress in view 4 (first on the left). Glad to hear you enjoyed your bank holiday, I often go through phases of cutting loads of projects out in one go. You definitely get more done that way! x

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    1. yes something lovely and swingy! I get through heaps of sewing but then i forget to take a break to blog about it!

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  3. What fab fabric that gorgeous pink stuff is! I love the trouser suit pattern and the last one.I never seem to have the right amount for the pattern I'm in the mood for doing , so frustrating! xxxx

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    1. I know!!! i wish i had way way more of this. All the narrow vintage fabric. How did girls get sewing back then with such narrow fabric!

      That pattern is still your's if you want it! send me an email with your address!

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  4. Beautiful fabric, and adorable patterns. If it's floaty, I think the fabric would look fab as any of the last pattern, but I'm also seeing it as the dress (either short or long) over shorts in the second pattern. A maxi version would really give you the full floaty effect, but I know you prefer minis! xxx

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    1. yes the last one seems to be the one, but the narrow width may restrict me...i wish i had enough for a maxi dress!

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