April, and the first post of 2015. Hmmmmm.
Still, I have been sewing, and hopefully this school holidays I will photograph and post the Muse Patterns Gillian dress, Natalie dress and two Jenna cardigans I have made. I've pleased with both dresses. The cardigans fit, but I'm not sure they are the cardigan shape I really want to wear. Sounds like last year's McCalls 6844, a pattern that I was the only person in the online sewing world not to be successful with. The cardigan project continues.
I'm just back from a trip to Christchurch where they have fabric shops. Real ones. I got some fabric at Fabric Vision, and some at The Fabric Shop and some at my latest and greatest shop find - Bolt of Cloth. Bolt of Cloth is heaven for those of us who like bold colour.
I also bought Butterick 6031, so that I can make slips that fit me. The best fitting slip ever, a blue one I found for 50 cents at the Sallies at least five years ago, gave up the ghost just as soon as I bought the pattern. I could only find beige tricot (seriously) at Fabric Vision, but then I went to Lincraft on my last day in the middle sized smoke and found some swirly bright green fabric to make a slip with.
No pictures today, but I have prewashed almost all of my new fabric. I believe the final purchase total was about 18 metres. I'm posting now and hoping to follow up with pictures very soon.