Sunday Sevens // 23 2015

Somehow it’s already the twenty third Sunday Sevens of the year. For the full lowdown of what Sunday Sevens entails and how you can take part, just hop over to Nat’s blog.  

 1. Stayed up late and searched  through all of my patterns looking for inspiration. 

2.  A lovely stroll in the sunshine with some gorgeous wildflowers. 

3.  As it has been a busy working week school and dog walks have been the main focus. This was a lovely walk with the fading sunlight muting the colours. 

4.  Sewed my first collar! Full make to be blogged about soon. 

5.  Back to the walks. A late one brought a stunning sunset. 

6.   A picture of Wilfie just because. This is his expression when he WANTS to be walked but isn’t…

 7. Another preview – I went on my first ever sewing class! Post coming soon! 

I’m currently loving the long days, sunny walks and sewing summer dresses. Summer term means lots to do and never a dull moment. My fingers are crossed for sunshine for next weekend’s summer fair. Have a great week. 




10 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 23 2015

  1. Lovely pictures of your week as usual. Wilf is irresistable! Here’s me procrastinating about teaching sewing because I’m worried there isn’t enough call for it and it seems you’re all at it! Really must pull my finger out:)

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  2. I do live seeing your weekly photos 🙂 Looks like you’ve had better weather than us, chucked it down today, but not cold, so could be worse…

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  3. Doh! Make that live love! 🙂

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  4. As poor Wilfie…I’m sure he settled for a cuddle instead! Did you spot any other classes you fancied?

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  5. Fab photos again this week! Love the sunset. Was it Thursday? I took one thurs night but not as good was a bit too late capturing it. Wilf’s expression is priceless 😀

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  6. Oh what a nice week. I love the pattern boxes, what a good idea. Might have to invest in some of those. You live near such lovely countryside, the sunsets are just beautiful. Have a lovely weekend x

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So pleased with my purchases from the @johnlewisretail sale today! 4m of Robert Kaufman denim + What was left of some @atelierbrunette cotton + some @makoweruk metallic spot. Plus some pretty she’ll buttons that were less than half price 🙌🏼 All came to a total of £36.50. Now to figure out whether I can use any of them for my #2018makenine plans 🤔 •
#buttons #makersgonnamake #imakethings #dressmaking #sales #shopping #bargains The light isn’t great but here’s my second @sewoveritlondon #soivintageshirtdress hot off the machine. This one is made using some chambray coloured cotton from @fabworksmillshop leftover from an @theavidseamstress #daydress I made quite a while ago. The buttons feel like quite a statement and I’m hoping they don’t detract from the dress. I sewed this up as a size 12 and it fits SO much better than the 14. •
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#goodpostday #happymail #fabric #sales #salebuys #endofrolls #endofbolt #makersgonnamake #imakethings #sewersgonnasew Finished! My first @sewoveritlondon #vintageshirtdress made with @dashwoodstudio #flurry fabric with 8 vintage red buttons. I cut out the paper pattern and made a size 14, but I think it’s come up a little large and now I’m regretting not tracing it off - which I nearly always do. I’m hoping I’ll be able to nip it in with a belt, as other than that I’m pretty happy with it. I would like to make a sleeveless version in a 12 to compare but I’m not sure how best to size down a pattern I’ve already cut 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#buttons #vintage #retro #choices #preloved #recycle #reuse Last year I realised I could sometimes combine 2 of my favourite things: running and dog walking. Oliver is less compliant, unsurprisingly, but Wilf just loves to run. 
In 2017 we completed 3 #canicross races together, as well as several parkruns. He gets very excited at the beginning, particularly when there is lots of clapping or lots of other dogs. Wilf keeps me company on lots of training runs, both on his harness if we are running on the road and off the lead if we’re on the trails. He’s happy to go on very early or very late runs. He even looks disappointed if I head out in my trainers without him. 
I’ve already booked our first couple of canicross races for 2018, and this year I plan to log how many miles Wilfie runs too. He’s a good dog. •
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