McCall’s 5972 – made with a 1950’s vintage floral fabric:
Annoyingly, they won’t sell Laura Ashley patterns in Australia for some reason. But that’s no problem for an enterprising online shopper like myself, eh?
My first attempt at tailoring, following Gertie’s sewalong – Colette’s Lady Grey Coat (pattern # 1010)
And a Vogue skirt (8697) made from a Liberty of London cotton lawn:
It’s been an incredibly fun and enjoyable journey, and I literally can’t wait to materialise all my imagined sewing ideas, preferably right NOW.
Sadly for me, I will be leaving my Saturday afternoon sewing class at the end of February, as Mr poppykettle and I are off to South America for 10 weeks on the 21st of March (a trip which has been in the making for about 18 months!), and it’s not really feasible to keep my coveted spot in her classes :(
As much as I will miss spending a few hours a week with like-minded people, the sewing blogosphere and its inhabitants (that’s YOU!) have been a constant source of inspiration and happiness for me.
So I will continue to sew with a vengeance (against what, I have no idea), suffer massive sewing withdrawal symptoms whilst travelling (don’t worry, I have a plethora of planned posts for whilst I’m away ;) and be like an obsessed crazy lady when it comes to all things fabric.
Here’s to another fabulous year of sewing!