Monday, July 5, 2010

And Sew it Begins...

July Patterns

How do you like my title? Do you see what I did there? I'm so clever...

Any way, my sewing challenge has begun - I'm five days in and no clothing has been bought! As for the second part of my challenge, I have only chosen 3 patterns so far. This is not because I don't have very many (ha, far from it) but because I am waiting for a few vintage 'new to me' patterns to arrive - I may also be tempted to swap out the pattern on the left for another of the ones yet to arrive.

I am now itching to get sewing again, I've found so many blogs out there that are inspiring me - a very good way to get my sewing mojo going again.

My weekend was lovely, I had lunch with the lovely lady behind this blog on Saturday (she doesn't post very much anymore though, but I suggest going through her archives - gold!). Then on Sunday David and I went to Coogee beach, our first Australian beach visit since we've been here and in the middle of winter (I've also since been told that Sydneysiders do not consider Coogee to be a beach, its apparently more of a bay. I consider myself told). Photos to come this week sometime.

We then went to dinner with David's Masters supervisor, who is in town because they are both presenting at a conference this week. It was nice to catch up and get some ideas for travel next year (David for research and me just because I can). It's all very exciting and really lovely to hear that David's name has been bandied about by people within similar research fields who are very happy to help out.

Anyway, I'm off to sew...


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Jen

Ps) David and I finished watching S3 of Mad Men on Saturday and by golly, what an interesting season. So many random, unexpected events (feet being run over by a lawn mower anyone??). We are now waiting for s4 to come out (only 4 weeks away) and in the mean time we are starting the next season of True Blood. Tis good.

8 comments:

  1. Hello! Those are GREAT patterns you have picked! It was absolutely wonderful having lunch with you the other day. We should really catch up again. I have some 50s dress patterns I am sure I'll be able to make neither head nor tail of... you'll have to teach me :) Really looking forward to seeing the finised result from these! X

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  2. Oh yay, I can't wait to see how the dresses turn out! Really love those full skirts.

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  3. Good luck with the sewing! I can't wait to see the finished product :)

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  4. I love the neckline on the dress on the left! Happy sewing!!

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  5. Oh! You're such a clever somebody! lol. I love the patterns you've pictured; the center one is especially lovely!

    All this talk about Mad Men is making me a little sad we decided to get rid of our cable last month. :( I guess I shall just have to wait until it comes out on dvd (or maybe Hulu will have episodes?!). I'm really interested to see where the fashions go in this season--now that things are starting to hit the mid-60s proper.

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  6. You're so punny Jen ;)

    I can't wait to see the results of your sewing - in particular the middle pattern!

    And oh, season 3 of Madmen.... I will have to get onto that....

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  7. a) No, I LOVE what you did with the title.

    b) I'm supremely envious of your sewing abilities!

    c) Coogee Beach! I went there for the first time in October while I was completing work experience somewhere, and it was beautiful. I definitely need to explore more of that side of Sydney! (I live on The Northern Beaches!)

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Jen