Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Books, magazines and patterns

Books! Books! Books!

Blimey! I've got A LOT of books. Trouble is I LOVE books! 

So after lots of rummaging around I've collected together all (I think) the books and magazines I currently have that are related to sewing/making in some way. 

I have 16 books and a pile of mags dating back to 2009....So I think I have plenty to get me started. 

Magazines and patterns

I've also found the old patterns I'd bought a while back just because I loved them. I have no idea if I need to convert the sizing of old patterns? 

Am particularly fond of the 'Onesie' outfit pattern I discovered. I did have the 'brief' thought of making an adult sized version as it would be 'snuggly' but noticed that as the zip is on the back - once you're in it. That's it. You can't get out!! 

And also realised that as my knitting skills have a little to be desired it would properly take me 

many years and copious balls of wool to make it! So that idea has been scrapped!

I also have a little dream.....

To go to the amazing Burgh Island off the coast of Devon, wearing the clothes I've made and in particular, a 1930s inspired evening gown....

It is crazily expensive though.....well, a girl can dream! ;-)

ooh and to go with my handmade gown - some handmade shoes! That would be lovely! ;-)

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - So stylish!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!

Buttons, buttons, buttons!
With only a few days to go to the start of my project of not buying any new clothes for a year - I've been lucky enough to have been given a MASSIVE tin of buttons! (plus some bags of fabric) by my fella's mum. THANK YOU! 

I can't tell you how excited I was to open the tin and see what was inside. I felt like a kid again as I remember playing with a tin of buttons just like this that my mum had collected. 

There must be at least 60 years worth of buttons in this tin, if not more, each with its own story...

I've also been collecting together my sewing books and other bits and bobs. 

Dressmakers dummy is up, but not adjusted to my size yet. That's a job for tomorrow...
Fabric, fabric fabric!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Countdown begins!

So, only five days to go till I start this project! Am really looking forward to getting started.