Tuesday, 19 April 2011

So, Sew

I have been on a bit of a sewing-roll lately. To be honest, I have been sewing quite a bit for myself. But carrying an extra 15kg means I don't really do the clothes justice, even if I am happy with the sewing and the finished garment. Adding to that, my husband really doesn't take nice photos of me..... at least he doesn't seem to look at the photos he has taken to advise me that I need to turn my body a bit, or retake the photo cause the way I am standing draws attention to my stomach. He took 2 photos of me tonight in which there was NO light in the pic. Hey, just for the fun of it, I will post the pic, so you will know what I am talking about......


Yep, that is what I am dealing with.
Anyway, edited version.....

This is the Tessuti free pattern. I have more fabric to make a couple more versions of these too. I think they will be my staple for winter. I am sure they look better on someone smaller than me, but at least they cover the belly and muffin top, and are super comfortable.... just make sure you choose a cotton-rich fabric.

I also picked up some Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric from a local quilt shop. I LOVE it. I decided to make up a cushion for my kids and my niece and nephew for Easter (rather than going overboard on chocolate). I really like the finished product.

P.S. don't worry there will definitely be chocolate in our house at Easter, just trying to cut back a little (for the kids). And perhaps if I cut back I wouldn't have 15kg to lose....

6 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

You are on a roll! I have that top bookmarked ages ago but never got around to making it. It's something I would wear too so I should just go buy the right fabric and sew it.

And the cushions are awesome! Munchkin loves the hungry caterpillar book - it would make a great present so I should get some of the fabric too. I am meant to be on a fabric ban!

P/S : I had a chuckle at the first photo.

littlebetty said...

Two words for you bel - automatic timer. ditch the husbie with photos and do it yourself. I sometimes take 10-20 photos to get 2 good ones.... well passable ones anyway. I think I might have to add that top to the list...

Lisa said...

I've made that top in a very similar fabric I got super cheap at Spotlight or Lincraft and worn it to death, I want to try getting some "nice" fabric to try it now... they are so comfy.

Had a giggle at A taking your photos, Dean is the same. All photos are taken landscape, never uses zoom, and doesn't even make sure people are smiling!

Karen said...

Love the top Belinda, maybe that's his way of getting out of taking pics! Gorgeous colours in those cushions it's such a sweet range.

ingrid said...

I love that top! And you are totally gorgeous.
I think I may even give that pattern a try. I need a few winter basics too.

m.e (Cathie) said...

Hi Belinda,
happy birthday to your boy!
it happened a bit early for us, she's only 5 hence me being so emotional.
you'll know the feeling when it happens.

enjoy your 6 year old ♥