Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How lucky am I !!

Back at the beginning of May, Sandra from The Surley Seamstress had a Double Barrel Giveaway and I couldn't believe my luck when I found out I had won the #2 Vintage for Grown Ups which arrived in the mail last week.

The pack contained:
• Burda magazine January 1975
• Butterick dress pattern, undated size 12 bust 87cm
• About 2 metres of retro print polyester satin

The Burda magazine was printed in West Germany but has an English supplement so the pattern instructions are in English.  There is an interesting trench coat pattern as well as some interesting skirts and dresses.  The the retro print polyester satin is brown and lemon and it would be wonderful lining for my rain coat.

Then Maria and I attended the Knitwit's Seasonal Fabric Showing at Artarmon and the following fabrics found their way to my home last week,

Left to right - Sandra Printed Knit, Waves texture knit in taupe, Adriana Printed Knit

Now to figure out how I am going to be home when it is not raining so I can get all this pre-washed and ready to play with.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Another Me Made month completed

and I'm still enjoying them.

This year there were an amazing 185 members signed up for Me Made May 2012 and a lot of them were new to the whole experience.

I really enjoyed having Maria join the group this month, even though we are good buddies, we don't see what each other wears during the working week, and she had some fantastic outfits to show.

Maria and I organised to meet up with Janelle from Sew hopefull and Michele from My Own Inspiration at Pitt Trading during the month and introduce them to our favourite fabric shops.

I did manage to be true to my pledge to "wear at least two me made pieces for the duration of May 2012" and the only times I felt I was cheating slightly was when I wore a dress and the 2nd item was Me-Made jewellery.

  •  I was surprised that I had enough Me-Made clothes in my wardrobe that some items didn't even get a look in for the month.
  • One of the major holes I found was that I need cardigans for this time of year. My jackets are too warm at present and the two Simplicity 2603 cardigans got quite a work out.  I even succumbed to purchasing 2 cardigans. 
  • My SWAP garments helped fill out my wardrobe considerably and the only item from that group that didn't get worn were the shorts, I can't quite see me wearing them with tights. 
You can all breathe a sigh of relief, no more Me-Made months are being officially organised this year, but next year will be interesting to see how up the ante for that one!

Here's how the month looked:

Will be back soon, as I have some goodies to show you.