Monday, November 4, 2013

Sewing weekend

Hello, hello, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I started on a new sewing project - one of my costumes for Supanova, which is only in a couple of weeks. I didn't actually do any sewing, yet, so the post title is misleading but it sounded a bit better than 'pinning and cutting weekend'. Ha.

I've been feeling the 60s, again, lately (they were my first love, after all) and this dress pattern is not only perfect for my costume idea, but I'm looking forward to making some for everyday wear if the costume works out. I shan't say what the costume is, in case it doesn't work out, but you might be able to guess from the colours of the fabric in these photos. Hee.

Not a very exciting photo! But it shows you one of the colours I'm using...

How cute are the illustrations on this pattern? I love the shoes, too. And more hints of costume colours!

I've been feeling a bit 'blah' about my wardrobe, lately, but I decided that, seeing as I've many patterns and fabrics not used, I should make some clothes (and a dent in my fabric stash) before I buy any more. I'm also trying not to buyuntil I sell off some of the stacks I've got in boxes, etc., to list on etsy once my thesis is out of the way.

I really hope my costume works out - I can't wait to share it with you all! I think it's going to be cute.


  1. I just love 60s sewing patterns, the illustrations are great! I'm looking forward to seeing your costume x

  2. Oh so cute! I love the sixties and I can't wait to see how your outfit turns out.

  3. How exciting! Handmade clothes and costumes are such an awesome way to spruce up your wardrobe. I think the fact that you're the one at the helm the whole way through really helps you feel like you're amassed clothes that you're anything but bored with (and which, not to mention, fit you perfectly - something that can be so tricky with off-the-rack fashions).

    Happy sewing!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Yes, I'm too excited to see how it turns out. The pattern is so darling!
    ♡ Dulce

  5. aaah I love old patterns! I think we're all exited to see the result! good luck :)

  6. I too spent the weekend sewing! I can't wait to see your finished dress!!



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