Adele told me this morning that there were no more little kids in our house anymore, because now she’s a big girl. She’s still my little baby though 🙂
Another new top with made positively adorable, pink flamingoey fabric!
I received many compliments at school when I wore this, from both teachers and students.
As with my last high cut tank, this is my own pattern. This time I used a contrast pink viscose fabric for the back yoke. Love it!
I still have another tank in this style planned and intend to use this awesome Japanese cotton sateen from Miss Matatabi – yum!
On the weekend (geez that sounds like a primary school recount writing starter!) I attended a workshop at Shibori in Sydney with the Spoolettes. I don’t often attend creative or sewing workshops, as it’s just a little too hard to organise babysitters on the weekend, but this was one I really wanted to attend.
The workshop certainly didn’t disappoint. Pepa and Karen taught us the basics of a few different shibori techniques, then supported us as we dyed away.
While we were supplied a few pieces of fabric to experiment with, we were also allowed to dye our own. Susan kindly offered to purchase us fabric for us and I’m pretty sure most of us took her up on that offer. Here Lizzy and I are wrangling our silk and trying to fold neat, straight concertina folds. Why not use the best when learning right?
Thankfully both of our pieces worked out. My silk piece is the front of the line with the triangle block design.
By the time we finished the workshop, we has a whole clothesline full of pieces and many that were draped across chairs and tables to dry.
Hopefully in the coming weeks we’ll see some finished garments from these unique pieces. Thanks again to Susan for coordinating the day. As I’m not a big photo taker, I’ve also borrowed one of her photos and a few of Melanie’s. Check out Susan’s blog for more pics.
On the last week of the holidays I took the boys into the city to watch the 26th Story Treehouse at the Opera House. One of the many advantages of going on an adventure with just two older boys, rather than with two older boys and a temperamental 4 year old, is that you can negotiate with them. One treat for one fabric shop and a treat and some pocket money for two fabric shops. I managed to squeeze in a visit to both The Fabric Store and Tessuti!
As I don’t really need much at the moment to enhance my stash, I was quite restrained. One thing I couldn’t turn down though, was a 1m remnant of this swim lycra.
I’ve not had a lot of luck this year with swimwear sewing, which I’ll share later, so decided to start again with something simple and make Adele a new cosi.
She adores the tulle skirt and only twirls when she wears it, including during swimming lessons. I wasn’t sure how the tulle would fare in the water, but it is fine. I sticks to her, but poofs back up when it’s dry.
The pattern I used is a vintage Kwik Sew pattern, 6573, that I picked up from the Op Shop many moons ago. It doesn’t even have an envelop. Someone has torn the page from the Kwik Sew catalogue and taped it up to hold the pattern.