Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Party Sewing

Well my very good friend P is having her 50th birthday party this Saturday night at her house.  She is very much the collector of fine wines and champagnes and she has chosen very carefully for her special night.  So, of course I have nothing to wear and I am making a dress that I cut out about 6 months ago (trying to get prepared for summer by sewing it in winter - ha that didn't happen!).  This is due to laziness more than anything as a) it is quite a simple pattern with no real fitting necessary and b) I hate cutting out patterns.

This is the pattern... bought for 20c from the local jumble sale at the church up the road.. nice and simple and suits the olive green satin I bought from same sale for $3.  That's the 4 gore skirt made and just hanging waiting for me to sew up the top.

The printed fabric above is Swiss cotton (made in Japan- what does that mean) I bought from Lincraft about 18 months ago for $6 per metre and the other is a stretch twill that I got as a remnant from Spotlight a few weeks ago.  Funny they seem to go and I have a burda skirt I want to make out of the twill and a simple peasant blouse (a pattern I have used lots) out of the top.  Every time I look at the Swiss cotton though, I can't help but think of pj's!

This is the drawing my son did for his Dad's Christmas card! Amazing... he's only in grade 1 and at the beginning of the year everything was scribble!! I am really impressed...

What do you think of all this?

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