Just a few updates today – no project currently on the go but several in the works!
First up, the Belcarra blouse from Sewaholic! I finally bought my ‘medicinal’ pattern (woo! No more tonsillitis!) from Trixie Lixie and I’m going to start this tomorrow night. I have this great floral fabric that I picked up at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in March, it was something silly like £2/pm and the girl at the stall was just selling and selling it! I picked up a couple of metres, I’m pretty sure it’s a synthetic crepe kinda deal but it drapes nicely so fingers crossed that it works well! Does anyone have any tips for sewing the Belcarra? I’ve never sewn a Sewaholic pattern before!
Also in the pipeline, as mentioned in this post, is the Victoria Blazer from By Hand London in the daisy crepe de chine from Fabricland. It arrived quickly in the post but now I don’t know what colour to line it with! I’m going to line in polycotton just to give it a bit more structure and I’d quite like a pink/purple kind of colour but a white would also look very clean and crisp. Any suggestions?
I also managed to pick up a super cheap copy of ‘Fit For Real People’ from Abe Books. It’s coming from the USA so it’ll be a while but it was such a bargain at just over £5 for the book and postage, I couldn’t leave it! I’ve read lots of good reviews from you guys and other places online, and although I know how to fit pre-made garments, I do need a little refresher on from-scratch fitting!
This should keep me busy for a couple of weeks, then maybe on to some holiday sewing! What projects has everyone else got planned this week?