Sunday, October 24, 2021

Where to now?

 As we begin to open up after our eleven week 


there is still some nervousness about how life will look 

in the near future.

It is wonderful to see people enjoying our new-found 


Getting a haircut and new glasses were high on my 

priority list!

The spectacles are my usual shape but I do love the 


I finished this dress a while back.

This is the "Emerson" Stylearc pattern, which I altered 

slightly, by not having it button all the way through.

I also had a little trouble with the Mandarin collar so I 

just bound the edge, as I would a quilt!

I finally decided to begin a new quilt, by sorting through 

my scraps, yet again!

These are 16-patch blocks made from 2 and 1/2" 


This is the quilt I am using as inspiration.....

but first I need to make a trip to my LQS for some 

white solid fabric.

While not all retail is open, many innovative businesses 
are able to set up shop on the footpath outside.

All this will change on Friday when we will have 80% of 
our 16+ population vaccinated,
allowing regional travel and retail/entertainment to reopen!

Here we are in Vietnam, New Zealand, France and Melbourne!

Today my husband and I celebrate our 40th wedding 

So there is some cause for celebration.

Unfortunately our plans for a meal in a restaurant together, for the first time in who-knows-when have been scarpered......

 by a malfunction in the kitchen of our chosen 

Life certainly is looking a little different from last week, from last year AND from 1981!

Happy days!


Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Change of Direction

As lockdown drags on here, so does my sewing.

I no longer have sufficient batting to start and finish a 

new quilt,

So I have been working my way through my dress 

making fabric stash!

Firstly a "Joan" woven top, by StyleArc, a freebie which 

came with another pattern purchase in September.

This was made to a size 12, but as I suspected when I 

started cutting, it would be a little big on me.

So thankfully my sister Helen liked it 

and it suits her well!

Secondly, another Miss Foxy skirt, by 1 Puddlelane.

This is my fourth make from this pattern, 

and it's always a winner!

With the inverted pleats, it can be adjusted easily to fit.

Finally I unearthed an oldie but a goodie

This Lisette pattern #2245 was popular all over the 

internet some years back.

So much so that the pattern is considered a collectible!

It is for sale for nearly $100 on e-bay, if you're 


I've ordered some green double gauze to make this 

again, for Helen to match her Miss Foxy skirt.

And there is a Style Arc Emerson dress under the 

sewing machine needle at the moment!

So expect another post featuring my garment makes 


Happy sewing!


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