Every year about this time, I think, ‘right then, lets make a nice warm coat’.
Then I dawdle and procrastinate, think well… maybe next week, and before I know it, it’s Spring and I can get on with making those nice fun summer dresses again.
This year, though, it’s going to be different. It’s definitely going to happen.
Firstly I have to choose who I am making this for. My husband is a good bet, he is forgiving and frankly would wear anything. I’ve got a couple of patterns to choose from, the good solid Colette Albion or the trendy Thread Theory Peacoat. We’ve got this nice soft Polyester Heavy Felt that would be up for the job. Mmmm but what about the lining…..
Best-selling Colette do three dress patterns, [Myrtle,Moneta, and Wren] and a skirt pattern [Mabel] that have been designed specifically for jersey and after trying them all we can say they are straightforward and great fun, with a size range that will accommodate everyone.
We’ve just added 8 Klona Cottons to the shop, with 8 more to come. This is a fabulous budget plain with no compromise on quality, 100% cotton suitable for craft, dress and furnishing.
Klona Cotton Fabric is a high quality cotton that is wider than usual quilting and patchwork cottons which makes it great value for money! Available in a huge range of plain shades it has a lovely depth of colour and is a popular choice for patchwork, quilting and dressmaking. It is a medium weight fabric. It is non-stretch, machine washable, wears well and is easy to sew and care for. Although traditionally a patchwork and quilting fabric, Klona cotton is nowadays used as much for dressmaking as it is patchwork! It is great for shorts, shirts, skirts, dresses, tops, trousers and more!
I have to share this TrixieLixie funny with you, its sooooo funny!!
My wrist is going to be in plaster for the next 4 weeks so I am going to try and get my glamorous daughter to do some sewing instead of me, she is going to start with the new Sewaholic Rae skirt so watch this space!
Yesterday was a beautiful day, I sat in the garden for most of it, I wore a lovely new Sewaholic Renfrew top that I had spent most of Saturday morning making, I used some of the gorgeous new Jersey fabric that we have on the website at the moment, I am so pleased with the way it turned out, I think I will make a stripey one next. Mr LLM couldn’t resist photo-shopping me into what looks like a scene from frozen! (In my flip-flops!)
Today I have been to work, so its a bit black and white as that is what I am required to wear. Another couple of Sewaholic patterns, this time the Thurlow trousers, which are so comfortable! The pattern is really easy to follow and for the tricky bits (like the back pockets) there are really useful pictures to follow on the Sewaholic blog, what I really like about them is the way they are constructed to fit so well! If this warm weather keeps up I shall definitely be making some Thurlow shorts!
The top is also by Sewaholic, its the new Belcarra blouse, it is selling so well that we ran out of them today! but don’t worry new stock will be with us shortly! The fabric for the blouse is an embroidered and embellished white cotton lawn, it has flowers and tiny sequins on it. I am also wearing a Me Made necklace, a scrabble letter T on a chain!