It's been a while since I've written a blog post, mainly because it's been a while since I've actually sewn anything. Since Christmas I think I've only made 2 garments... both in knit fabric and one made at my sewing group's meet up. I've been finding that I'd much rather sit in the lounge in front of our cosy log burner, than sit upstairs in front of my sewing machine.
I do have a couple of finished items to share with you as soon as I can get decent photos - another stumbling block at this time of year - but until then I thought I'd treat you to another of my occasional Friday Fancies posts.
Here are some of the things I've been loving recently.
|Photos from various sources|
I'm currently mildly obsessed with Vivienne Westwood, partly due to the fact that I'm reading her autobiography. I would LOVE to own one of her dresses, the fitted bodices and draped skirts are wonderful. And how gorgeous is that coat?
I'm likely to be going to a "posh" do in the summer and have dreams of sewing myself something with a similar feel. Probably not realistic if I'm honest!
On a simpler note, here's something I could recreate. How lovely is this linen and lace top by Fabric Tragic? I could see myself wearing this with jeans once the weather warms up (considerably!).
Something else for my "inspiration" folder - a Vogue 8933 coat made by Amanda of Amanda's Adventures in Sewing. Everything about this is stunning. The coat I attempted to make this year was a disaster (that I might tell you about one day), but this is a serious contender for next winter.
I made this Greek Lamb and orzo the other weekend from a recipe on the Dorothy Camper blog. I did mine in the slow cooker so the house was filled with gorgeous smells all day. It was an easy recipe to follow and seriously delicious. She's posted a new recipe today for sausage ragu that looks equally yummy. I'm sure I'll be trying that soon.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. What are you up to? Anyone got any exciting plans - sewing or otherwise?