Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blog, Interrupted

I moved!!!  There have been some changes in my personal life that put my crafting life on hold.  I am finally on vacation, so I'm taking advantage of the free time to try to organize and decorate my new apartment.

Here's a view of my new living room, complete with cats:



 Looking more toward the kitchen:


With a little luck, I'll even start sewing again before I have to go back to work.  I want to start with something quick and easy.  So I'm thinking of re-using a pattern I know.  But, of course, those new  patterns are tempting.  I think I've pretty much decided, but here are my choices.

First, in tops, I'm thinking another Renfrew, another little peasant blouse, or another short-sleeve shirt of some kind.


OK, you're right.  I decided already.  I want to make this Lisette top in this crazy owl fabric.  I know, it's a little too much.  But I think the slouchy look with the crazy fabric ... and the right pants ... could totally work.  Is it too crazy?


 

On the short-list is another dress ... I'm leaning toward the maxi knit dress in a turquoise jersey.  But starting a new project in jersey is not my idea of easing into it!!



I like the two Lisette dresses - a lot - but I don't have the appropriate fabric to make them.  And I am absolutely positively sewing from my stash!!

Otherwise, I did finish some sewing recently.  I finally finished my Colette Beignet, but it's too big.  And I really don't want to go back in and shrink it up.  There's the lining and all that.  So I'll live with this version being too big and if I make another one, I'll go down a size.  But doing all those buttons was a wee bit of a chore, so I don't envisage another one right away.  One day I'll put up a F.O. photo ... one day

In the meantime, enjoy some cat pictures. ;)


Oohh, gonna getcha!!


'Til next time!!

6 comments:

  1. Oh hello again! Ypur new apartment looks lovely (.I see you are a fellow book addict!) and doesn't having pets make anywhere seem like home so quickly? I liked reading your sewing plans. I also really like it when sewers pick bold fabric so I would love to see your owl top made up, after all we sew to please ourselves!

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  2. The cats look as though they have settled in very quickly! Please make the owl top - the fabric is amazing!

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  3. Hello! Your new apartment is adorable, and looks so cheerful and cosy with all your lovely bright colourful things in there. And the owl fabric; DO IT!! If you like a style then definitely I reckon make it several times, as many times as you like :)

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  4. I'm going to go for it - just as soon as I get back from the mountains!! ;)

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  5. The new apartment looks lovely. I have made the portfolio top and wear it lots. It came up quite short though, just to warn you. I think the owls will look great as a portfolio. I also like the look of the other patterns. Have a great trip to the mountains xx

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