Here's the patterns I shall be using for her, I'll make myself a version first so that I can get the bumps out as I want to make sure that I do as good a job as I can for her.
|Amy Butler's Liverpool shirt dress and Sewaholic's Pendrell blouse|
I've been really naughty too and bought lots of fabric today for myself, my only excuse is that J took me specifically to fabric shops and then actively encouraged me to buy the fabric on sale! Honestly he did! I think he knows I would have regretted it if I'd talked myself out of buying it. I only went into two fabric shops as there's practically a whole street of them as I thought my bank balance couldn't take any more of a hit!
|The fabric is a bit more of a vibrant blue than this and the gold things are ladybirds|
|Close up of the gold ladybirds|
|Two fat quarters which I'm going to make into bags, the one on the left is a Kaffe Fassett print but not sure what the other one is.|
I also got these fab coloured ribbons and trim, you've gotta love a pompom trim!
|Yellow pompom trim with pink ribbon with white polka dots and orange ribbon with white polka dots|
And here's the really good bit, well the really expensive bit too...but it was on sale and I'd never see this much of this fabric at this price in this country again no doubt.
|Hot pink silky fabric with Chinese dragons and what I think are Phoenix so this must be really lucky fabric as it means long life and new beginning (I think)|
|More dusky pink compared to the one above with silver cherry blossom flowers|
So, lots and lots to do and I've ended up stumping myself as I was supposed to be looking for yellow floral fabric as wanted to make a dress for the Sew Weekly challenge which is to make an outfit like your most favourite female TV character would wear. I was thinking of Anna Friel's character Chuck in Pushing Daisies, yeah a bit predictable I know but I love the bright colours!
|image taken from buzzsugar.com|
And since all the other shows I watch the lead females are always in trousers which I'm too scared to make yet, this was going to be a good option for me, I even had all the patterns I was going to mash together in my head ready to get started on a lookalike dress. Oh well.