weekending

We spent the weekend quietly here, with some visits and some napping in between.

I don’t go shopping much any more these days (trying to live minimally and also the city centre with its noise and traffic and crowds tires me out so quickly) but on thursday I had the urge to go fabric shopping. I splurged on a navy blue corduroy and three lightweight summery floral prints. After weeks of sewing household items like pillow cases and laundry bags I didn’t realize how much I was missing sewing clothing.

I put the corduroy to use right away and happily sewed all weekend. By the time I was finished on Sunday it was too dark to take photos, but I’ll show off my new skirt next weekend πŸ™‚

I have high plans for the florals as well. I’m thinking some modified Colette Sorbetto Top or Simplicity 2594 (I love this version of it).
I also finally ordered the seeds for my 2012 balcony garden and can’t wait for them to arrive so I can draw up lists and plans for our new balcony. These Kaffir lime seeds already arrived last week and I can’t wait to use them.

We’ve had a really mild winter until this week the freezing temperatures finally hit. Just in time when I’m thinking of spring and growing and buying summer fabrics!

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7 thoughts on “weekending

  1. Neus

    Your new fabrics are lovely!! I specially like the left one!
    I can’t wait to see the skirt! About the Simplicity pattern I love the back of the top! Have a nice week Kristina!

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  2. lauren

    I feel exactly the same – dreading sewing curtains this weekend and saying to myself yesterday that I miss sewing clothes. I can’t wait to see your skirt! You know what’s next on my list – your version of the wiksten tank with sleeves. I think I’ve been nervous about how to make the sleeves though.

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  3. tidytipsy

    Thank you all!

    Neus, that left one has grown on me too. I liked it least out of the three florals (one is not pictured) but now I’ve looked at it for a couple of days I love it πŸ™‚

    Lauren, curtains is another thing I *should* be making some time soon…
    Take a sleeve pattern you already have (I used the Tova sleeve) and make a muslin first! You may have to extend the Tank pattern a little at the shoulder.
    I used the Tova sleeve as is when making it out of the thrifted bed sheet because that fabric was so soft and drapey and it worked well. I tried it with a new voile and it looked awful…,it’s trial and error really πŸ˜‰

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