Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sewing for Me

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955

Using fabric from the lovely Mezzanine Collection designed by Patty Young for Michael Miller I have managed to find time to sew something for myself this special Spring of mine. It is actually a practise run of this pattern which I plan to use for some other fabric I've been admiring for a long while. Perhaps that one might be finished by Christmas...we'll see.

I've been called 'the pink lady' more than once and I do love pink, along with my girls. What hope did they have but to fall in love with pink. It is almost the only colour they see, they are dressed in it so often. However this is the only patterned pink skirt I own. I do have a very old bright pink skirt but lately I've been wearing black and white, as well as a blue and white skirt most often. When it happens to be cool enough to wear skirts. It's still been very, very cool down here. As I speak however, we are heating up for a week of temperatures reaching 30degC and above so lots of lovely skirt wearing will be happening this week for me and my girls. They'll be pleased to finally be allowed to wear their skirts and dresses without shirts underneath them to keep them warm.

And because we are moving and I am trying to ensure our storage solutions for toys etc. are adequate, I have sewn a drawstring bag to hold our wooden alphabet puzzle. I am very happy with the way it has turned out, the little tiny stitches on the alphabet letters adding to the bubbly fabric. I enjoyed the few minutes I had to sit down quietly, resting, healing and allowing my fingers to stitch tiny stiches again. Remember these!


Millie said...

What a lovely skirt...and just in time for 30 degrees! It is grey and dull here today.
The alphabet bag is lovely too.

Cee said...

Thanks Millie! Grey and dull and getting cold too I imagine. :)

Ruby said...

Lovely job on both!
I'm not sure where you are but we are in CQ and unbelievably have not had temps over 30 yet this Summer. It is wonderful!

Ruby said...

Sorry, I see you are in Adelaide!

alecat said...

What pretty fabric!

I need to make myself more skirts. As usual, I've managed to shop for my daughter's dress fabric already. Some pretty pink fabric may just be my perk-me-up if I can find myself some soon. :)

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