I got inspired when we went for our walk yesterday and got J to take my picture when we passed this brick making factory near where we live. I love how everything around it is brick coloured and think it really makes the colours of my outfit stand out, as there are a few...
|Me outside the brickworks wonky gates wearing me made green skirt with small flowers, shop bought bright pink silk top, pinky/purple tights, grey boots and my favourite kermit green raincoat|
It was such a nice day I wanted to go for a wander along the river near where we lived and as I saw a bridge I had to cross it and see what was on the other side. It lead us to a tunnel and I said I felt like Chihiro in Spirited Away and didn't know whether we should go through the tunnel! I'm glad I did as it lead us to the brickworks and so I got my photo for the day. It's getting boring taking pictures against a white background...as you can tell white is really against my nature as I try and wear as many colours as possible all at once!
And so onward and upwards, when we got back I had a bit of a snooze as wasn't intending on doing any sewing as knew I'd have to pack up and get ready to go out in a few hours, however, that snooze time was inspirational and got me thinking about the new fabric I bought. Here's my haul from yesterday:
|5 metres of bright pink ricrac, burgundy crushed velour, pink lining remnant, brown lining remnant|
Then since I had failed to score jersey in John Lewis I decided the market was my next best option as there's a well stocked fabric stall there....
|grey metal zip, yellow lining, grey jumbo cord, peacock green cotton|
Whoops! Yeah, again no jersey but managed to buy some pretty pretty grey jumbo cord, peacock green cotton and yellow lining and a zip....I'm guessing I'm going to have to bite the bullet and just order jersey online! The green cotton has started to be transformed into a wrap top based on the top I made from the Burda dress shown here. The jumbo cord will make a lovely skirt and the zip and sunny yellow lining will be used for that skirt. I'm thinking of using the skirt pattern I used for this one as really want another skirt with pockets, but am thinking of making the pockets a bit smaller as they seem enormous.
It's such a lovely sunny day today, it's almost a shame to stay in and sew, yeah I know not like me to put off sewing when I'm in the mood but we get sunny days so rarely on a weekend! Hope I can do a bit of both, outside enjoying sunshine and indoors sewing...and no I won't be taking my sewing machine outside to sew to do both at the same time! ;)
Today's outfit post will be later as still undecided as to what to wear. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!