The week has gone so quickly and I must confess I haven't done much on the sewing front. But I realized something - if you want to get some work done, do not go any near a computer, laptop, tablet, etc. Honestly! The web is invaluable source of all sort of information only at a "click" distance, which is great, but it can prove "toxic" for your real life.
Have you been in situation where you look for something on the web, while doing it you come across an article,that grabs your attention, from there you go to another one and you suddenly realize that 2 hours have passed. Web browsing and reading, as well as social media could be such time-eaters. If I read everything that looked interesting to me, I would definitely not have any time for sewing and the family would probably descend into total chaos.
This week I came across Woven Monkey. It is a fabric printing company, based in U.K. Everyone who wants to get creative and design something, could have it printed on a fabric. Isn't that great! I have always wanted to sew something with a fabric that I have designed myself. I might try it one day, but first I need to get a design software like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator or any other program.
Let me get back to sewing and show you what I have been up to this week. This time I am not going to show you off a finished garment, but one still in development. That's how the first toile of the new blouse looks like.
Of course the sleeves wouldn't be like these. The pattern is almost ready and I have to choose which fabric to use for it. I am hesitating between these two. Which one would you pick?
Friday, 7 February 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Just a quick post to share with you my latest additions to both my fabric stash and embellishment collection.
Firstly I bought some pearl beads. A few days ago I came upon a beautiful dress from Heidi and Finn that was embellished with pearl beads and I liked the idea. So when I saw them in a shop I decided to buy some. I still don't know when or where I am going to use them but I reckoned that it would be useful to have them in case I need them one day, hopefully sooner.
I also found that sometimes when I look through my fabrics, buttons or embellishments, ideas pop into my mind. You can actually find a lot of inspiration just by looking at them.
My second purchase was this piece of fabric. It is cotton and doesn't have much drape. And the pattern is lovely. I plan to use it for making a feminine blouse or tunic for my little cupcake. I still haven't decided on the design, though. I keep changing my mind all the time. I won't be able to start it before next week anyway, so still have time to think.
It would be a busy weekend for me. We are going back to UK, so there will be lots of packing and unpacking over the next few days.