Monday, 29 April 2013

The Sassy Librarian Blouse Update

This is the crowd outside my house right now because I just completed the Sassy Librarian Blouse.

I actually thought it would end up hanging on my dress form for some weeks because I knew I had to correct that gaping back neck, which meant unpicking both topstitching and the seam line. Groan.

But by the power of greyskull I did it!

(That's He-Man in case you didn't know).

So here is my 'fruity' take on the Sassy Librarian Blouse.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Road Tripper

The last thing I made my husband was some tattoo print boxer shorts. That was a long time ago (way before he was even my husband!) and he's been hinting that I really should make him another shirt.
So, several selfish sewing projects later....

I did.

The last shirt I made for him, I used Burdastyle's Jacob shirt, so for a change I opted for Kwik Sew 3883 as it had a short sleeve version, which he wanted.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

I go to Berlin, I buy fabric

I just had a fun weekend in Berlin with my husband and father-in-law. We saw the majority of the all the sights, and on Sunday my husband and I found an awesome vintage and flea market in trendy Prenzlauer Berg. It was huge. If I lived in Berlin, which I would very much like to, I think I could easily kit my house out in the coolest vintage furniture. Oh and those tea cups for my wedding I spent months hunting down? This flea market was full of them. Next time, I'll get married in Germany! 

As any good seamstress would do, I did some pre-trip investigative work on the old web and found a fabric shop in the district we were staying - Mitte.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Swapping on an international level

A while ago I jumped in at the chance to be part of the International Craft Swap as organised by Rachel at The House of Pinheiro.

I was paired up with a lovely girl in Norway by the name of Christina. Rachel paired us up because we have similar interests (veggie, animals, sewing - obviously!) and we seemed like a good fit. Once we established contact we set about discussing what we would make and swap.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Walk like an Egyptian

Wow, so Egypt was pretty cool!

We only went for a week and stayed in an all-inclusive resort - an attempt to claw back our honeymoon after its disastrous start back in September (I won't horrify you with the details of my sickness!).

Lazy days of hot sunshine, turquoise waters proved I had entered complete bliss! We slept in, ate a late breakfast and swam and snorkelled in the little sea lagoon at our hotel.

But on to more important things. My dress!