It’s a good thing I had a super productive Saturday because on Sunday life conspired against me and I missed another Fabric Hoarders meet up :( That’s three in a row and it is becoming a very bad habit.
That is all.
From Saturday’s efforts, some sewing for me:
I finally finished Simplicity 2364, view B, which I started before we started packing up to move.
I didn’t really have the energy to do a full photo shoot just for one top so I promise to take some photos of it on after I make another item to go with it.
I used to own a rtw top exactly like this pattern that I really liked. Unfortunately it was poorly made and stretched out to the point that it was 2 sizes too big for me. So when I saw this pattern I grabbed it quick.
My first version was in a black NZ merino (un-blogged) and I still wear it even though it has a couple of small holes in it now.
Merino is just so soft and comfy to wear! Seriously if you haven’t made anything out of merino yet and you see some BUY IT! I’ll give you bonus points if it is NZ Merino, the best kind, even though I am biased.
This is my second version and I used a coral coloured jersey with a silver metallic dot. I bought 2.0 meters from the Fabric Warehouse Pop Up Store in February, it set me back a huge $3/m.
I want to make a third version from a dark grey merino in my stash but do you think I can find that pattern?
Seriously, I have turned my whole room upside down and nothing!
It’s just plain rude really.
Grrr…I complained to Nerdy Husband about it:
Me: Seriously, I have no idea where it is!
NH: Well, how much did it cost? Can you still buy it?
Me: (*sullenly) I suppose if I wait for a Simplicity sale on sewingpatterns.com I could probably get it for $1.99
NH: Are you kidding? Then just buy a new one! (*walks away shaking head)
Me: (*muttering) It’s the principal…plus I already traced my size :(
Yes, you read it here peeps: official permission to go pattern shopping has been obtained!
So I guess I’ll be buying a new one then…except that we all know patterns don’t like to travel alone so it will undoubtedly arrive with a few friends in tow ;)
Of course you know what will turn up after it does arrive don’t you?
After I finished my new top I stated on another. It was already cut and just needed stitching up.
According to my Evernote notebook I bought this fabric (“Traffic” interlock in “flame”) in December 2009 from Spotlight Innaloo (Perth) for $10.95/m, that’s some good stash-bustin’!
But then I ran out of grey thread and despite the strong memory of buying another spool in Spotlight here in Wellington it is also missing.
Do sewing items hide from you in your house too? Or is it just me?
Then I moved on to some requested Nerdy Husband sewing, it was great success, but I’ll tell you all about that tomorrow :)
In gardening related news: I have seeds up! Yay! All my Pak Choi have sprouted in the mini green-house thing. Plus there are a couple of small spinach seeds peeking out and maybe one carrot in the garden…or it could be a weed, we’ll see ;) Also there appears to be some disturbance on the beans side so perhaps there will be more spouting when I get home from work today.