I'm normally not one to celebrate non-events like Christmas in July, but this past week has been a little Christmassy. First up, mum cooked a turkey on Sunday - yum! Then on Monday, the postman arrived with an arm full of parcels for me. This was then followed by a small shopping trip to help a friend purchase some fabric, during which time, one of two very small items may have accidentally fallen on the counter, followed by some cash - eek! I'm so glad my husband doesn't read this blog often, although I think I may have blabbed about all of these purchases.
So, do you want to see the goods? First up, some Liberty love!
Simplicity 2180 with it, the sleeveless version with a full back. I'm hoping to pipe the yoke or some other details.
The next print down, the black one with flowers, will be used to make Vogue 1236, which is a DKNY design. Look, this dress isn't exciting, but it is my style, you know, loose fitting, pleats or gathers and worn with a belt. I have two similar summer dresses that are on high rotation during warmer weather, so I think this will be a winner.
The next fabric was a cart filler. I had picked something else but it was out of stock. I think I'll use it to line a jacket, possibly Vintage Simplicity 7032, if I ever get my hands on it, or something else. I'm not 100% on the colours of this, but I'm OK with that.
I have no plans for the grey Mitsi pictured on the bottom, but it's grey with a small scale, non-directional print, so I'm sure it will be put to use for summer.
This is the second lot of fabric. Some pieces were from Shaukat the others from The Fabric Store.
tiny pocket tank or maybe the Collette Sorbetto.
The next print with the charcoal squiggly lines is from The Fabric Store. It's a silk cotton blend and is far, far nicer in real life. I'm thinking about making Burda 7517 with it or possibly something like this dress on the Tessuti blog, but using a pattern without all the seam lines on the bodice. I'll have to start researching.
The next print down is a silk cotton fabric from Shaukat. It's really quite light and drapey. I was planning on making a shift with a self drafted pattern inspired by Vintage Vogue 7165, but we'll see.
The last fabric, the blue swirly one is a Liberty jersey, which I am hoping to make New Look 6697.
So if my list of projects wasn't long enough before these recent shopping trips, then it definitely is now!
The postman also dropped off some lovely yarn and a new crochet hook so that I can also create some accessories for my summer wardrobe including the Short n Sweet cardi from the Happy Hooker.