Friday, July 8, 2011

Holiday UFO's

I have been working my way through my UFO (UnFinished Objects):
  • school trousers taken in
  • Liberty blouse length shortened and sleeves cuffed
  • swimming bag strap shortened
  • wool merino skirt hemmed
  • grey denim skirt finished
It's very satisfying to get things finished that have been hanging around for awhile! Now I can start something new!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

School Fete

We have a wonderful school fete at my children's primary school in October each year. I have promised myself that this year I will do more sewing for the fete. In order to do this I have made an earlier start than last year. I finished six aprons last nght. They are plastic coated fabric so easy to wipe down after activities. I bought the fabric at Darn Cheap Fabrics years ago and it has been gathering dust in my stash.

Very pleased with the finished products. My next "fete" project will be some bags. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Holiday Sewing

Well I was lucky enough to have last week off, mostly by myself!! I have been dabbling in the sewing room and have just finished this new addition to my wardrobe.

The pattern is Vogue 8249 and is out of print (although you can still buy it online). The front opening is very low so I would need to wear a singlet underneath it. I will probably wear it with skinny jeans (that's what they're called, not necessarily how they look!), and black boots or ballet flats.

I have a number of other projects started so I need to get busy!