Saturday, March 06, 2010

Brown paper packages

I don't normally gush about craft books in this place, but I just got this from here and if you're into sewing clothes......what a great resource! I've been thinking about the winter wardrobe lately, having had enough of this humid heat. Doesn't help when I'm ogling swoon-worthy boots like these and these. Ay caramba! Thank heavens one of them is out-of-stock or I may have to list the kiddo on ebay.

Having checked the state of my wardrobe, I will be needing a new tailored winter jacket, preferably woolly. My mum, of all times, comes to my rescue. Cos lookee!

Don't even ask me how much metreage is in there, I haven't been game to un-roll and measure it. Three different colours of Harris Tweed, one of which will be the future wool jacket as soon as I find the perfect pattern and tailor (cos I don't want to ruin the fabric).

To top that, my mum also handed me the bottom of the two below, also tweed last week when we visited. The grey fabric on top is a soft light-weight wool flannel, I think.

Actually, she was handing me two more bags of fabric to take away, but the geezer put his foot down. The sewing room is now overflowing, there are no more free cupboards.

If I wasn't me and looking right now at myself I'd probably think I'm a hoarder. Hmmm, maybe I am. Maybe one day I'll show you how big the stash has grown just to see how out-of-control it is. Eeeek!

Anyhow, back to the cutting of the next project. Gotta eat into that stash somehow.


PS. Thank you, bloggy peeps, for your nice words about the kiddo's pink dress. I was going mental with her wanting everything pink overnight. A lady who used to babysit told me once that all girls go into this princess stage, where they want lots of over-powering pink and princessey toys. She also mentioned not to make a big deal out of it and it will pass....into the next phase, no doubt. Whatever that is. So I'm okay to give in to a bit of pink. For now. Hope you're having a great weekend!


Kate said...

That wool is gorgeous!! I just received that book too and agree - it is fantasic.

Melinda said...

Yay - I've ordered that book and I'm waiting for it to arrive (very impatiently now!). I have her other 2 books and they are superb. I am totally swooning over that beautiful green woolley fabric - it's the perfect shade of grassy green.

sue said...

The tweed fabrics are gorgeous, the green especially. How lucky are you. I agree with the princess stage too, Isabelle went through a blue stage and now a black stage (which I am hoping isnt permanent)!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you make with those gorgeous woolen fabrics. Are you sure you don't want to tackle the coat - you ARE a beautiful seamstress! As for the Bub -- I say, embrace your inner pink! Before you know it she'll be grown and she'll REALLY have a mind of her own and I'm betting there won't be a bit of pink anywhere!!! ;-)

~ Kim ~ said...

Wow, those woollens look nice. I bought only a little for my sons jacket this winter. I love making coats. I hope you do find a great tailor to make one for yourself.

Di said...

The fabric is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you make!