Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vogue 8184 again

So pattern Vogue 8184 got to go to another Australia Day event but in Shot silk (from the stash). I tried the straight skirt option. I added a wide velvet ribbon around the waist that at the back ends in a neat bow (and covers the zip). The necklace is a crochet of freshwater pearls, seed beads, crystals and flame worked beads. The band across the top I cut on the straight (unlike the pattern wHich suggests the bias - for a very good reason because the original pattern is split at the CF so it works that way duh Spike.)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Back to sewing again!

I have finally used my sewing machine for something other than repairs. The very popular Vogue 8184 made up in a light cotton from the Fabric Store (sorry Tessuti!) though it is fully lined with your "lemon voile". I like the band at the top of the bodice but next time I will cut it on the straight grain as the bias has caused it to pull which I rrealy should have though about properly before cutting. The pattern did take some fitting for me but it was worth doing so. My partner was very impressed only having seen his trousers being fixed on my 10 year old industrial straight stitcher. The pink shoes (I NEVER thought I would wear pink shoes) were $10 at Myers.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

too hot and book cravings

Mm it's too hot to do anything, I'm one of those people to whom the idea of going to the beach on a hot day is torture..I would rather go to work. So i'm sluggishly drifting about trying not to read (as I glutted on 3 books yesterday, though two were YA so not such a pig out, but I did read a book the night before) trying to gather up the energy to tidy up the accruement of stuff floating about on every surface of which only the ceiling has escaped.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Why is it that in all the books I am reading all the characters are liberally quaffing great wine?

A picture from Chateuneuf du of the wines mentioned of which I have tasted Red and White and wouldn't mind another opportunity. The white I remember being exquisite but that could have been the company I was keeping..

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy new year for 2010. I'm looking forward to another year studying and playing with glass.