Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Purple Flower Week Top

Walking on the weekend in a nearby park I noticed lots and lots of purple flowering native plants. I came home wanting to make something with purple flowers. Found the floral fabric in my stash. It is a beautiful light gauzy voile.  It was probably originally bought to make a dress.  I have already made a skirt from it but there is still rather a lot left. It was just the kind of thing I had in mind.  I've used it to make sleeves on this blouse.  The rest of the blouse was once a men's business shirt.  You may have noticed that men's business shirts are frequently made from the finest cotton and that they feel beautiful and wear really well. I've been having the best time cutting them up and remaking them into other things.  This shirt has raglan sleeves and an elastic neckline. Also elastic in the cuffs.  The pattern is self drafted but it is a simple one that can be found in lots of Japanese pattern books.  Kwik Sew, New Look and Butterick patterns all have a version as well.  I have kept the original hemline and the front buttons. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Snippets

{sunday snippets} A collection of photos from my week. No need for words. Let the pictures tell the story.
Playing along with Cathy and others here

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Purple Flower Week

Holy Moly! it's a long time since I've been here.  You probably thought I was spending the winter hibernating. As yummy as that sounds, I havent spent the last few months warm and snug sleeping the days away Instead I have been renovating a house in the country, entertaining interstate visitors and moving house.  Only a couple of boxes left to unpack now, so life is returning to normal and I am again enjoying a rhythm and variety to my days.  It's a kind of waking.
This morning walking my pup in a near by park I noticed all the native things flowering were purple.  Only a few weeks ago there had been a profusion of yellow flowering things.  In my garden there are lots of purple flowers, too. Not natives but irises, forget-me-nots and blue bonnets.  So it must be purple flowering week.  Tonight its the Spring Equinox as well.  So I hunted through my stash for some purple flower fabric. To honour Purple Flower Week. I'll show you soon what I make.