I don’t have that many vintage patterns. They all fit into a little box and I haven’t made them all yet, only about half of my patterns have been made into garments.
Towards the end of 2014, I made these:
So here we are! One year in! ONE WHOLE YEAR OF SUNDAY SEVENS BLOG POSTS! I can’t actually believe that we’ve reached this far…I actually thought that I would give up half way through but I enjoy posting Sunday Sevens so much…how could I possibly stop posting?!
52 weeks ago Sunday Sevens began. A little blog series where I shared 7 photographs from my week and invited other bloggers to join me. Now one year on, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all who have joined in with Sunday Sevens. Many bloggers have joined in with posting their own Sunday Sevens; some every week, some for part of the year & some whenever they can. It has been an absolute pleasure to read about what people get up to in the week and it has been great to make some blogging buddies along the way. So to everyone who has been a part of Sunday Sevens, whether blogging, reading or commenting – THANK YOU!
A couple of weeks ago, I made this top – the Simplicity 1810. I will be honest. I have only worn it once since making it and I wasn’t that pleased with it. I always feel that garments need to be worn out of the house (not just for photos either!) for me to get a good feel for them. Is it comfy? Would I wear it again? Do I need to make any changes? I went shopping in the black top and then nipped to the food market and I just found that it wasn’t right. I think the main thing was that it was too hot for 30°C heat with it being quite a tight woven fabric. The length was questioned again as I kept pulling at it all the time, and the neckline was too stiff due to the interfacing. Hhhmmpphh! I’m not throwing the towel in straight away though…I am going to shorten it and save it until the weather is cooler!
Anyway, less about the old…more about the new. I decided to make the longer sleeveless 1810 and chose a light fabric with a swirly border print. I do really like the construction of this pattern. There aren’t many steps and it comes together really quickly. I think it took me an afternoon to make but I had already cut it out the week before.
A few months ago I made my own Vintage Pledge to use at least 5 vintage patterns from my stash! If you would like to make your own pledge, head over to A Stitching Odyssey to check it out 🙂
Welcome to Talented Tuesday No. 16!
People have had more snow this week!! Crazy! And as I’m sat here writing this, dark clouds are rolling in 🙁 So I am already eagerly waiting for the link ups this week. Make sure to link up and check out the other links too. I’m sure that there will be lots of craft and cooking ideas for if you’re snowed in…or if you just fancy doing something different!
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I’ve just realised that I have been a little quiet on the blog over the last week or so. I’ve actually been overwhelmed with projects, and I have been quite busy trying to get things finished.
A few weeks ago I borrowed Lola Nova’s book from the library. This isn’t a sponsored post…I’ve included a link for if anyone wants to look at it! It has some great projects in it and has a bit of a bohemian feel to it. Lovely photography and fabrics. I used one of the projects in the book as inspiration for my patchwork bathmat. There was also a couple of bag projects that I wanted to have a go at.
I needed a bag to take to the library, to hold any books or DVD’s that we are checking out or returning. At the moment, I am using a foldaway bag from H&M. The pouch for the bag is quite modern and has a geometric print on it. However, the actual bag is just a thin black polyester. Adam says that it is ugly and he sighs every time I use it! The Vagabond bag in the Lola Nova book seems like a perfect bag for library visits. The only thing that put me off was the bias binding; I declared my hate for it here, but I was prepared to give it another go.