Well it is rather the calm after the storm at my house. After the wedding and a week of Dan and Gemma preparing to go to Malawi, they are gone for 5 weeks where they will be working as medical volunteers, what a fantastic thing to do on your honeymoon! So it is quiet here with just me, the various pets and the Great British Bakeoff to keep me company.
I had hoped to be able to reveal another finished project but a bit of a disaster has halted this until next week when all will be explained, so I thought I would talk about my plans for an autumn wardrobe.
It started with a shoe .......... now I am not a shoe-lover. I hate buying shoes, I have long, thin feet, difficult to find shoes which fit ..... so it was strange that when passing Kay Shoes I looked in the window and saw ......
... and I had to have them ... it was the colour. Now I don't actually have any clothes in this colour so that needed some action. First I remembered I had some teal crepe in my stash from here
and I thought that this would make a six gored skirt to match a jacket from a maroon plaid with a teal stripe. I am planning to make this New Look suit from Gertie's New Book of Better Sewing.
That led me to purchase some lovely teal silk charmeuse for only £18 for 3 metres from a Vietnamese seller on Ebay. Can you see the lovely bronzy sheen? This will be a bow tied blouse for under the suit.
... and then I saw some Debbie Bliss teal 4 ply rialto which led to ....
... a fourties inspired cardigan.
And then I found this wool, which although a completely different colour has a tiny teal fleck
It's teal obsession! Well at least it addresses the problem of just sewing ad hoc items and having nothing to wear!
On top of all these plans I have decided to join Rochelle's Fall for Cotton challenge and I will be sewing this
Deco inspired cotton from my stash with a genuine 1930s pattern and buckle.
I have joined the Hetty Knit along
... and finally I loved Lauren's silk Anna Dress so much
.....that I am joining the By Hand London Sew-along. I'm only making the shorter version (certainly not brave enough to go for the split). I have purchased 3 yards of grape silk crepe de chine for only £14.95 (ebay again), not the best quality but good enough for me to have a bash!
I also need a cosy scarf, some more handwarmers (wore my first pair today!) and a warm hat.
So there we are, phew, course I may be guilty of planning much more than I actually achieve, it's a good job I've signed up to an evening class and monthly Saturday of sewing. The first finished project should be ready next weekend! Have you any autumn crafting plans!