Well it's that time of year again - I'll be away visiting family and friends between Christmas and New Years, so this will be my last post for the year.
How gorgeous are the laser cut wooden snow flakes above? I'm trying to make a tradition of buying a special Christmas ornament each year, and these are this years find, from Etsy seller Timber Green Woods. Last year I bought some 'baubles' covered in lovely polka-dotted pheasant feathers, so unintentionally it seems I'm going for an earthy theme for my future Christmas Trees.
I'm hoping you all have a safe and joyous end to the year - I'm looking forward to coming back next year and tackling the ever growing sewing 'To Do' list, including a whole plethora of new tailoring projects, working with lace, attempting to fit my first pair of pants - I could go on and on!
So I'll leave you with some of the fabrics I've got plans for... and some vintage lovelies I'm dying to jump into!
I've gone crazy buying vintage (and non-vintage) lace on Etsy - here are some of my findings along with an AMAZING woven silk in periwinkle blue that I'm planning to team with a pale lemon yellow lining as a tailored jacket:
Plus some black and white checked wool with a bright blue silk lining for a fitted sheath dress for work...
And yet another work dress from a cashmere fabric with lime green silk lining:
I'll be trying my hand at a pair of jeans - I figure, if pants are so difficult to fit, why not try to make a pattern from a favourite pair of jeans? So I've cut up a pair that fit like a charm, but are no longer wearable (at least, not in public!), and bought some denim. I've also ALWAYS wanted a pair of slacks in an olive green colour, for any variety of completely unknown reasons.
Some kelly green, black and grey wools for some more work basics...
And ponti knits! I'm in love with ponti knits. Blue and red, in this case. Also a gorgeous chocolate wool flecked with pale orange and a warm grey - most probably another tailored jacket.
Not to mention I'll be trying my hand for the first time at some vintage patterns, perhaps even a crinoline (or maybe just horsehair braiding - depends on how brave I am!) for the flouncier one:
I'm also looking forward to seeing what you and the rest of the online sewing community will be making :) But until then, see you next year!