There has been little action in the sewing room of late and that mostly for the kids. Another set of merino jumpers are done, some with added bling ‘cos I am well bored by the basic pattern … Sequins, little beads, trim and wool felt flowers.
Unfortunately I didn’t think to pre-wash the flowers before sewing them on so they changed shape and lost some colour in the final wash. The (very rumpled) purple one needs a lengthening piece added – my kids are tall. Can you tell I’m rather taken with serged rolled hems?
In other sewing related news, more treasures have come home with me from various thrift shops…The lace was $3 in total for about 4 metres all told. I love the packaging de Paris for the bottom one. No idea what I’ll use it for yet, but I’ll think of something.
Oh patterns patterns patterns. I’m not sure why Vogue 2496 appealed to me but it is interesting. Simplicity 9671 could look like tailored surgical scrubs admittedly, but I like the curved front yoke on the top/dress. The boys’ one? Well, at 50c each why not and I do have a few nephews. Amazingly most of the pattern tissue is intact and uncut so I’m pretty pleased with myself.
Oh and I’ve almost decided on a dress form… More another time because I HAVE to feed the raucous youngsters.