Sunday Sevens // 33 2015

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 For me it was a week that included a bit of everything. Here are the highlights: 

1.  New Donna Wilson table cover – I just love their little smiling faces! 

 2.  Oliver is adorable but complex in many ways. I happened to catch him chewing his own leg and looking even more crazed than normal. 

 3.  I bought 3 new fabrics from Fabric Corner in Lincoln Market. The herringbone and the teal ponte roma were bolt ends so I have about 2m of herringbone and just over one of jersey. I’m trying to choose mainly wintery fabrics now. The checked fabric is hopefully for a Gertie wrap dress, once I’ve traced off the pattern…

 4.  I was very happy to receive the instructions for the Simple Sew skater dress, very kindly posted to me by Amanda aka Sew Deputy. This make is on the horizon. 

 5. I went to another beautiful wedding, this time in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. I may share some other pics with you in a separate post, but I enjoyed wearing my Liberty Match Cambie Dress for the first time.  

6.  It’s been a good week sewing-wise! I’ve got a couple of posts lined up already to share the full details with you, but I finally faced one of my sewing fears – buttons! 

7. Despite it being the holidays, the lack of routine has meant the poor dogs have walked less than usual. On Sunday I dodged the storms and took them into the countryside for a couple of miles.  With one full week of the summer break left, I’m determined to fit as much as possible in this week, so hopefully I’ll be spoilt for choice this time next week! Have a lovely week, and great bank holiday weekend. 

   

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11 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 33 2015

  1. Love the new table cloth, always good to have something cheery in the kitchen to greet you first thing. Loving the new fabrics, the Wintery two would make some great workwear 🙂

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    • I know, I think it would be nice to be a bit smarter at work, at least some of the time, so am on the lookout for appropriate fabric/patterns – any ideas? I’m thinking a pussy bow blouse could be fun to make but it’s skirt (and dreaded trouser) patterns I’m struggling for.

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      • I swear by the BHL Charlotte skirt. But I think we’ve got a couple of magazine freebies in common, weren’t there a couple that included a pencil -type skirt? Didn’t you make a lovely jacket from one of them? Think they had a whole load of work-appropriate separates with them…

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      • I think you are right – I always think I need a flat stomach for a pencil skirt but maybe I just need to find styles/patterns that are a bit more forgiving. I don’t have any BHL patterns but keep hearing great things!

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      • They kind of act as a corset on me so I wouldn’t worry about that 🙂 A slightly A line shape is easier to walk (and kneel at desks) in though… That one I made with the side split was a nice I between the two styles version.

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  2. Crazy Oliver! Better the watching TV if you have animals! Your Liberty dress looks fab – love the setting of the photo!

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  3. Animal antics have the unfailing ability to make you smile, don’t they? The dress is lovely and really suits your figure. Well done on conquering buttonholes!

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  4. Gorgeous photo of Wilfie enjoying his walk – Olive made me smile too! Crazy dog! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you make with the herringbone!

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  5. Haha! Thank you for the mention! Good job I used my best handwriting!!! 😘

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