I feel most comfortable around bolts of fabric, so back home I was at Metro Fabrics checking out their faux furs and their winter stock with the littlest niece (LN). Expect to see a white fur coat using Myimage patterns for her at the end of this month. This coat will be her birthday pressie. New challenge. New sewing deadline. Me-Made jumper, Me-MadeYalta top and Me-Made green jeans.
We were at Metro Fabrics for all of 15 minutes and LN kept hugging the faux furs. I would have done the same – if no one was looking.
The previous day I was catching the ferry to work in Perth before flying home that night in a me-made ponte dress. I came home for the weekend for Easter.
Dyeing fabric is a real skill as is colouring eggs. The red colour needed vinegar so the colour isn’t strong. The blue eggs had vinegar added to the dye. Huge colour difference.
This smocking sample about is something I did on the flight over using left over bobbin threads, a scrap of silk gingham inspired by the latest Threads magazine. So now I’m thinking do I go small and smock fancy patch pocket or go hard and do a bodice? Or smocking on long sleeves using silk?
I’m looking forward to a MMM13 meet up soon.