sewjourn certainly has a golden glow
... met an awesome bunch of girls
different but just as lovely time away
the walking foot had an evening out
with a couple of quilts
one on behalf of my mum (little elephants just below)
is a wip - a post will be forthcoming
the other a real recent favourite (1st pic)
then some secret Lorax piecing!
for a little boy who is turning 5 very very soon
he adores the Lorax ... both the Dr Suess' book & the movie
in fact, its the whole party theme!
stay tuned for this post too ...
'twas a rather grey day in Lancefield on saturday
all warm & cosy tucked in the studio
.... everyone busy & machines humming
quite inspired by all the ideas really
a heartful thankyou to you all these girls ...
for both including me so warmly in on your special
& also for all your encouragement & patient answers ....
you see ....
i'm a lucky girl .... as i have a new toy
my new janome overlocker
kind of a request for mother's day
with some additional market funds making it possible
(excuse the very relaxed attire .... not loving this pic of me but keeping it real here!
still, a thankyou to Karen for capturing the moment!)
i'm buzzing with ideas now
seriously had the most amazing time
learning & reminding myself how
satisfying it is to sew yourself clothing
that suits, that is a great fit
& that really didn't cost all that much to make
so my world has shifted
with a new appeal towards
wearing handmade that i've actually made
& for knits!! yep ...
two .... two Sewaholic Renfrew Short sleeve tops
had the advantage of trying one on for size last week!
.... here's a couple made by the lovely Karen ...
i made one silky purple-y (below)
& the other (not pictured) a deep purple/blue!
(i know i know did i say blue .... more purple-ish but yeah ... )
i made myself a Style Arc Laura dress
which fits me nicely & i will model it for you soon
what was so invaluable was Lara's stash of previously made garments
so generously brought along so that they could be tried on for fit!
here's her amazing Laura Star dress ..... yes ... 'nabbed'
& with her advice i tweaked it to my body shape
.... started off with a much longer hem line
& then decided shorter was the way to go!
there were also some green comfy pants
or pj's really pattern by Make it Perfect
& there was enough of the grey&black knit fabric
left over from the dress that i made a
single layer version of the Style Arc Fay skirt
again i had the chance to try on Lara's & Rachel's for fit!
thanks so much ladies!
& the awesome spotty stretch denim above
is an unfinished A line skirt by Nicole Mallalieu
i also have another one of these started
so all i need to do is hop to it & perfect
the whole invisible zipper thing .... working on it!!
but these fit so nicely too ...
sunday was a glorious shiny happy golden autumn day
a wonderful treat
a steep & very exciting learning curve!
love the journey
& enJOYed getting to know my
traveling companions for the weekend