Monday, August 25, 2008

making up

I didn't buy much at the fifties fair this year, because I swore this time I wouldn't buy any patterns that weren't my size - and there weren't many of them, none of which floated my boat (hey, I wore my sailor frock, I can say that!). However, I did get some cute Venice border print and the other Enid Gilchrist book, but I seem to have forgotten to photograph them... I shall fix that forthwith.
However, the traditional Saturday-before-the-fair-fabric-shopping was excellent, as Kitty mentioned :

A lovely assortment of silk and a cotton hitchhiker - clockwise from right top is stretch burgundy/cream stretch silk, then black cotton broderie, then border print silk (charmeuse perhaps?), and self-spotted black silk.

I had the day off today, so I have mostly completed a slip in the stretch silk. I only have the straps and hem to go - I didn't feel up to turning straps this evening.

We also some wool knit marked 'jersey', but it was heavier than I think of as jersey - almost like a light doubleknit. So, today I also made good ol' Vogue 9668, leaving out the zip and facing the neckline part in viscose knit. Turned out well, I think.

I also got some grey viscose/elastane which wasn't interesting as a photograph. I made a 3/4 sleeve version of the $5 knockoff today.

Today was a good day.

1 comment:

kitty said...

Woah. That's a lot of sewing in one day!
You sure you haven't got a secret sweatshop going in that sewing room mezzanine?