Saturday, February 14, 2009

Naughty naughty

I had every intention of sewing today. Last night I played trace 'ums at Livebird's house while eating chocolate and half-watching an incomprehensible Clara Bow film (moral of the story: don't marry then kill a chap then run away with his son on a baroness' borrowed passport).

Today I went shopping for too long and consequently didn't cut out or sew any of the things I planned to (tomorrow, honest!).

However I now have 400% more indoor plants (yep, I only had one before, alright?) and the most superb rotating VIrgin of Guadulupe light (complete with Mexican Flag! and roses!)

I love the colour of this pot - sort of fifties green lustre. I got them from one of those cheapie all sorts o' crud shops - incredibly they were $1.80 each which is a bargain (they are about 16cm high).

Dottie McCuteytops

I made this, the top from Vogue 2925 this afternoon, in about an hour, including tracing out the pattern. So quick and easy. The fabric is a cotton lycra knit from Spotlight.
I didn't have high hopes for this for some reason, but I love how it turned out. I love how it is only two pieces, yet has some nice detail. The scoopy neck! The pleaty cap sleeves! The little bit of side gathering!

I had to do a flash shot indoors, it's so dark and rainy today. Moody weather.

It passes the test of a successful afternoon's sewing...I am going to wear it out tonight.