Saturday, August 01, 2009

Late to the party

Yep! Everybody in the blogging world has played with this pattern. After spying it on a craft blog (can't remember which) I sent away for my own Simplicity 4589 and its been in the stash forever. Waiting for the right moment.

Last weekend whilst still plagued by the bug I got bored into actually sewing something for myself. Too sick to cook, but well enough to sew. He he he! So here you go......requisite pose.

I love this top, but I've had to throw on a cardie to keep the goosebumps at bay. Definitely one for summer....and so good at hiding the remainder of last night's dinner.

Fabric was acquired from Tessuti during an excursion early last year while I was still house-bound. So cute! Can you see the little piggies? The selvedge says its japanese.

I decided to revive my resolution to sew more of my clothes. So I made a bit of a guilty splurge at my local Tessuti in Bondi Junction (boo hoo hoo, it's closing down in two weeks!). Two cotton-silk blends, one stripey shirting weight and the owls is a cotton voile. The owls are destined for a bubble dress for the kiddo. Soon. Soon.

Now to find appropriate patterns for the other three. But first, there's a quilt waiting to be bound.

Hope your weekend is sunny!



Fran-lovelylittlesweetpeas said...

Very nice, it looks great on you. Think I need to jump on the band wagon (even later than you!)

Celia said...


Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh -- I LOVE those adorable little piggies! Your top is adorable and it looks great on you. It looks much better seeing it "in person" rather than on the pattern cover!

Cass said...

Jade that looks great

Bianca said...

Fantastic Jade! I haven't jumped on this band wagon yet - but I think I might!

Corrie said...

looks great! I love that pattern and made mine in blue and it is one of my favourites to wear with a pair of jeans or with a long sleeved white tee under it!


RheLynn said...

Wow - this shirt looks professional! You have a great talent :)