Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sleepy Girl

Karen over at DidYouMakeThat was commenting on how sometimes she’s too tired to sew.  I so with her on this one, by the time the day is over, I've finished work, college homework and the kids are in bed, I'm about ready to crash and I've lost count of the number of times I've fallen asleep on the settee (does it count if I fall asleep under the quilt I made?!) and yet another sewing opportunity has passed me by.  ATM I've got half a Renfrew dress cut out, I need to make 2 costumes for me to wear to work and 2 for Miss C to wear (we're in the same year group in  school so have the same homework!) and a book week costume to come up with for Miss M as well as the Rag Doll we’ve been making Christmas! My good intentions to have a handmade wardrobe went out the window the other day when I went to M&S and spent a LOAD of money on a working wardrobe, boo hoo!  I just don’t have the time and I’m won’t make myself feel guilty over it. So I have to prioritise and sometimes and even on the settee under the quilt watching the penguins is more important!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Lazy lazy lazy

I’m a very lazy sewer and even worse blogger! 

  • I make things and forget to blog them
  • sometimes I just think about making things for ages before I get round to finishing them
  • sometimes I pause half way through making things to think some more! 

This post covers all these possibilities. 

I made yet another Renfrew top, this time with a  lovely knitted wool I bought from Ditto in Brighton a while ago

Pale Camel Knit


as soon as I saw it I thought “Renfrew!!!” and it was on sale, bargainilious but as usual I sat and thought about it for a while.

So this is what I made!


I’ve also been doing some functional sewing like taking up trousers for Miss C (tracksuits, Brownies Uniform, School Trousers) even the arms on her Brownies T-Shirt! 

And thinking, well I’ve been blog-stalking Andrea at Four Square Walls after I saw her beautiful dress she made from Renfrew pattern and I thought, “I want one!”  I bought some Navy heavy jersey from Ditto and I’ve cut out the bodice, and now I’m doing some more thinking.  I’m thinking I want to do short sleeves but instead of the sleeve band I’m thinking hem and sew with twin needle.  The skirt I was originally going to do a full circle skirt but I think that's going to be too full so now I’m thinking half circle but tbh the maths is putting me off! I’ve found tutorials and calculators to do the maths for me but I not motivated enough to try it!  So now I have half a dress cut out on my sewing table!  To make things worse I’ve just got a new job in school starting after half term as well as going to college, as well as having 2 kids so I’m not going to have much time for sewing.  I might have to employ Tilly’s 15 a day strategy to get anything done.  I could do with finishing this dress as it would be great for school especially with some cool coloured tights!