Well I'm sorry to say I haven't had much time for sewing lately. Or blogging for that matter. I'm being kept rather busy by these guys -
They're cute, but they make a lot of mess! I've been itching to sew but I've had to be sensible and do housework. Blah!
I have got a couple of things in the pipeline. I have a couple of charity shop refashions to blog about, including my reworking of this delightfully hideous flouncy dress:
I couldn't help but strike a pose! This dress is no more, and the refashion is complete but we just haven't had the weather for me to get outside and take any after photos. In fact I've been returning to the comfort of my jeans and hoodies!
On the sewing front I've finally got as far as cutting out the pieces for my Sew Liberated 'Esme Top' and I'm keen to get stuck in.
I went for a tiny floral pattern inspired by Lauren of the Great British Sewing Bee. Hopefully it will hide any mistakes I make! So the Esme Top may turn out to be my first proper garment made from a sewing pattern, unless I knock out a quick Sorbetto in the meantime. I picked up a remnant of fabric from Coventry Market which might just stretch to a Sorbetto:
I've no idea what it is but I loved the colour and the pattern and it's lovely and soft (although it will probably crease like crazy!). You can also see the denim fabric I bought to make a Miette skirt, another pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. I think these fabrics look great together, a fact which may encourage me to sort out my differences with the Sorbetto Top pattern in the near future!
So, watch this space - I'm hoping to return to sewing and blogging really soon!