Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Creative Space

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Two shirts using the Colette pattern in a state of half sewn    intermission. I have so many half finished projects which irritate me no end - I much prefer to start and finish. I just need to rethread my overlocker as the thread keeps breaking, not really that hard, but I just can’t seem to be motivated.

In contrast to my summer clothes, it is time for the kids winter ones after growth spurts the pants are now capris and jackets finish at elbows. I love riffling through patterns and I have found some nice basics at Spotlight on sale which will work with some stash favourites. I think the instant gratification of some little people sewing might help whip me into action.

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The pinky mauve will be a trench coat, the pink and purple blend a box pleat dress, if I have enough and the top one a simple skirt for over tights. See what I mean about that pink sneaking into Poppy’s world all the time.

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Navy cashmere for Caleb’s trench coat (I have never owned cashmere anything in my life but $15/m it was sooo soft) and some light weight cotton for pants.

More creative spaces over at Kirsty’s house of green, always repainting that lady – brown, then red.


One Flew Over said...

Oh MY! What wonderful fabrics...lucky kids!

Kirsty said...

Crikes cashmere for the 5 year old...lucky fella. My MIL bought me a cashmere jumper a couple of years ago. Now completely thrashed but I loved that jumper.

Lisa said...

Where did the cashmere come from??? been trying to find some for jackets too. Lucky kids!

Tania said...

Cashmere trench coats? Lady you sew in style.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Blimey - cashmere. That's a nice bit of luxury you've got happening there! I bet its gorgeous to sew with. (My boys would trash that in 2 minutes flat! I am going to sew them PVC jackets ... you know the sort ... where people ask "how many vinyls died for that?")

Megan.K. said...

That looks like a few decent sewing projects going on there Cindy.
Love the fabrics. I reckon it's a worthwhile investment creating with beautiful fabrics.
(how funny - as I type this my email just popped up with your comment on my blog - snap!)

yardage girl said...

Wow - these lovely fabric will sew up beautifully. Lucky kids indeed!

Sally said...

Ooooo... loving your winter sewing plans. I've started thinking about making some winter clothes for my babes too.
Go on. Finish your tops - then you can start winter sewing for yourself too!!!

Kate said...

I can totally identify with your irritation with half finished projects. And I am so inspired with how much sewing you do for your kids. I'd love to be able to sew their basics rather than a dress here and there.

Blossomnbird said...

aah yes bring on winter...please!!
...I love being able to dress in layers...these look like yummy fabrics...I'd love a box pleat dress too :)

handmaiden said...

Cindy, will be interested to hear yr views on collette patterns...have just ordered the lady grey coat to make....I hear they are good