Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Its All About Me

Like a lot of ladies it would seem in the blogosphere at the moment I have decided this year I really want to make a few things for me. Please excuse the shocking photo, man photography at it's best (Love how Squitry cat is trying to muscle in). I used the Simplicity 5914 pattern and I find it to be quite forgiving on the figure front. I love the pink birch Lara Cameron fabric and intended to make a skirt since I bought it over a year ago. I didn't have quite enough fabric so I added in the little leafy details which I actually quite like. I am working on the Colette dress pattern too. I decided to make it in a non-fancy material just in case I ran into problems, but so far so good. I was hoping to have more done but with my new philosophy of 'giving myself a break' I am trying not to sweat it. I have splurged on some more material for myself too, so I will have no excuse to not be anything but fab this summer

17 comments:

Nikki said...

Yep - I'm on the sewing-for-me bandwagon. It's good for the soul.
Love your fabrics/skirts.


word verification "copha".... chocky crackles, anyone? (Aussie joke - apologies to international readers)

muralimanohar said...

Have this stack of me fabric taking up space on my ironing board, and I refuse to move it, because I need to remember to sew it into something for ME!! :p

Love the pink skirt...the print rocks!

trash said...

Chocolate crackles - bleaurgh! But loving the skirt.

my word verification is 'formi' now that is a bit spooky, non?

teddybearswednesday said...

The skirt is gorgeous Cindy, and I love the little accents of the leafy details.
I'm so pleased to see you making something for yourself!x

CurlyPops said...

Yah for being able to make something for yourself! It's so much fun.
Even better, when someone comments about your lovely skirt, and you can proudly mention that you made it yourself.

Happydacks said...

Loving all your skirts...the birch one is particulary awesome - the added bits suit well!! Good on you...doing it for you!!
Chele x

Sally said...

Well done you to have made something for yourself already this year. I adore both skirts - looking great!
I really like the leaf detail on the birch skirt - cute touch & great problem solving!
Your efforts have motivated me to get going and make something for myself too - sooner rather than later!!!

Miss Muggins said...

FAB is right. Good job on putting yourself first too - making the time and then reaping the rewards.

m.e (Cathie) said...

but even when it's all about you that little cat decides..."nope, I'll get in on it too"

sophie said...

That blue skirt is gorgeous, what great fabric.

Sewing for yourself is so satisfying, getting the right fit and fabric is awesome

Nikki Cardigan said...

Well it's about bloody time it's all about you!! (I hope using "bloody" is OK!).

Well done to you for starting the year making something for yourself Cindy. And something that looks great on you. Woohoo!

Aussie-waffler said...

And fab you shall be in that striking pink skirt. Enjoy spoiling yourself Ms Cindy xx

flossy-p said...

YAY for you making some lovely stuff for yourself. You deserve a treat! :)

Mel said...

Oh yes love the little leafy detail peeking through - genius! I soooo hope to make myself some things before the end of summer. I even went as far as getting out the pattern and the fabric the other day ... and then I made something else ... ;)

So good for you and keep it going!

jodi said...

you deserve to splurge. we all do! x

handmade romance said...

lovely work! i have a couple of colette patterns too - yet to attempt but they are on the to-do for me list this year as well ; )
i look forward to seeing how yours goes x

Sarah said...

I have exactly the same bird in the trees fabric although mine is blue, I bought it from the finders keepers fair I love the skirt but know that I definitely don't have enough fabric for a skirt!