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So, I didn't need it... but how could I resist?

Well, I couldn't resist. I went to the fabric sale but vowed not to spend too much. I mean, I have linens from there from 25 year ago! (beautiful Italian linens that were then $2 for a 3 metre length!)

As it transpired, I forgot to get any extra cash and so only had the amount I had in my coin tray in the car - I use this for the parking meters normally so I better restock it!

First up, above, a cotton fabric that is actually more khaki than the grey it appears above. It was .50c and is enough for a pair of casual trousers or maybe jeans.

 This viscose (rayon) above matches perfectly and $6 for 1.25 metres of 140cm wide is a good buy particularly when it is a lovely print. This should become a top to match those pants I'll make (cough, cough) above.

This a a beautiful piece of linen that is a beautiful watermelon red colour. Dress or drawstring pants? $2? could you resist??

 These are merino scraps in a black, purple red and that grey colour. Each of these pieces would be eno…


Hi... just a reminder of the fabric sale this Thursday and Friday if you live around the Brisbane and surrounds.

Ottobre and Burda - a nice couple.

This is my latest sewing. Sorry it's so crumpled.. I've been out all day and also did some house jobs before thinking about photos.  I had planned to take them while I was out, but of course I forgot my phone today so I used my real camera. I think they are better although the colours aren't perfect.
Finally something my $5 pink plastic watch matches!

I had shoes on but ditched them when I got home for my trusty Birkis! Introducing my overgrown garden made worse by the heavy rain last week.

The patterns are the Grain Field top from the current summer Ottobre 2/2015. Sue, from Quilt, Sew, Sew Sue has also made this recently and she has the line drawing there too, if you'd like to have a look. It's an easy pattern and made up in a couple of hours.  The fabric is a remnant piece I bought from Spotlight in Adelaide when I was there in 2011. It was only about 80cm long and 120cm wide. I shortened the top length about 6 cm as Ottobre is made for a taller body than mine …

It's on again.... The Fabric Sale!

I'm going to go on Thursday but I'm not going to buy anything..... ba ha ha... as if! (I won't be buying much as I have plenty, but it never hurts to look.)

Brisbane Frocktails .... it all worked out in the end!

I was convinced I'd be wearing black to Frocktails last Saturday night. A black net fabric with flowers   actually on it (hard to describe). It needed a lining, it was going to be a raglan style with the sleeves not lined. Very specific isn't it? The problem was, I just wasn't feeling it. I couldn't pick a lining colour, I went through a rayon in a fuchsia colour, a off white raw silk, I couldn't find the purple lining I have (somewhere) and on it went for nearly two weeks. I draped it over me with the linings and looked in the mirror, I did it all but I just couldn't summon the enthusiasm (not even close) to start. I changed my idea of the pattern and decided on a Burda pattern but still couldn't start. Come Friday afternoon, with my deadline looming, I decided to clean the house up (that's a plus really) and then with half an hour before my son was getting home, decided to use a Vogue Designer pattern and a fabric I bought in Singapore in 2009 and pl…