Monday, 21 November 2011

Sew Busy

Dear friends, readers and sewing lurkers,
I know I haven't posted for a while but I have been busy traveling, sewing, planning more travels and trying to finish my first ever interlined serious winter coat Vogue 8754 for my first northern hemisphere winter. There are predictions for some seriously cold weather with snow for Britain. I'll be ready and waiting. You may notice the pattern is rated very easy and it would be if made up as instructed. Not in my hands! I added a interlining from a recycled fleece blanket, interfacing galore, bound buttonholes and other details all done in a shifty tartan wool that crept like a centipede .. having said that it is nearly finished and  love it. The whole story will follow.

In the meantime the other thing that kept me busy was a recent trip to Amsterdam to meet up with some European sewing friends, go to an Art in Fashion exhibit but best of all go fabric shopping at a huge fabric market. It was great fun and I have had a good fabric fix that will last me a long time. So will the stash that I brought back.
Here are some pics.

Margaret, Aicha, Hilda, Valerie, Marta, Joanna, Sigrid, Me. Samira and Sheila at the Art in Fashion exhibit at the Hague.

At the fabric market, witnessing a fabrilanche.

Exploring this charming city. I'll be back.

Happy sewing everyone.