Monday, April 15, 2013

Going Green...

I've been sick for over a week now. I'm not normally a sick person and so I'm very very much over the incessant coughing and general stuffy-ness of this particular sickness. But I have to admit, it's been great for my sewing!

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I made another Afternoon Blouse in a vibrant apple green cotton voile and finally finished a black circle skirt I had cut out in February.

I've also finished a striped black and white number I started back in January (number 1 on my sewing list - photos to come soon) and started a 40's blouse made out of a mint green polka dot cotton. It's really rather lovely and I can't wait to show you!

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Yesterday I left the house for the first time in three days to explore and take some 'finished sewing project' photos. After about three hours of being out, it was nice to go home, curl up and feel sorry for myself on the couch again.

Does being sick help your sewing along at all?

XX
Jen


17 comments:

  1. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE AFTERNOON BLOUSE!!!!

    Love the circle skirt too. Funny, two hours ago I was flicking through my patterns, deciding what to make next, and settled on a black circle skirt. Great minds!

    Sorry to hear you've been sick.

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  2. I love the afternoon blouse. The plain green means we really can see the cute button fastening. I love it. Must make a note to find that pattern!

    Circle skirts are fab and I can't wait to make another.

    I love sewing when I'm sick too. For some reason I can think and sew and feel better. Although I'm sick with a broken ankle at the moment and it's certainly made my sewing difficult! I'm getting frustrated...

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  3. Hi there Jen. I just wandered over from your We Sew Retro post. That green and navy is possibly my most favourite colour combination of all time and it looks stunning in what you made. I looked around your blog and I really love your style, what you make for yourself and hey, I'm gluten free as well - actually I am grain free, which is kind of hard core gluten free. Lovely work and great to discover your blog.

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  4. Oh wow, I love this even more than your first one! I love how the front detail becomes such a feature when you use a solid colour fabric. And it's just your colour too :)

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  5. I love the blouse! The green shows the detail. What is the pattern number? It's funny you should have Masters green after the golf tournament just finished last night.

    I get more knitting done when I'm the kind of sick that can't get up and do much. Sewing needs minor sickness.

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  6. I hope you are well again. Being sick is definitely not fun. The blouse on the other hand, is very fun! I love the color. It works nicely on you.

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  7. Gorgeous outfit! I love that colour green. I'm making a dress in that colour at the moment. I'm a shocker at sewing while sick. I tend to curl up on the lounge with knitting instead.

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  8. Love that blouse! The colour is perfect in that style!

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  9. Love that blouse! The colour is perfect in that style!

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  10. Sorry to hear you've been unwell but like you say, you have been super productive sewing-wise and I adore your afternoon blouse!

    I hope you start feeling better soon.

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  11. Such a beautiful simple blouse, I love how this time you've made it in such a striking jewel tone! Hope you start to feel better soon, I look forward to all of your other creations :D

    To answer your question about my hair cut, I get mine cut the same length all around. I just get my mother in law to trim it for me, I'm not big on going to the hair dresser :P
    Good luck with getting yours done, I can't wait to see how it looks!

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  12. Lovely! This is standing out done right with that shade of green. :)

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  13. What a sweet blouse! I love the front detail. I have to track down that pattern for myself now. :)

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  14. This is so beautiful! I love it! Your first version of this top was so sweet, and this one is equally adorable. Hope you feel better soon, though-- no fun!

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  15. WOW! I'm hoping you;re feeling better by now. No, I am not lucky enough to have sickness enhance my sewing abilities! I loooooove your green blouse. Sick with envy, I am :o)

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  16. Hi, I love all your gorgeous circle skirts! I am just wondering how much fabric you usually purchase to make one? I bought two metres of fabric to have a go at one last week but only managed a half circle skirt out of it. It was most disappointing - the half circle is cute, but not what I was after really. Can you help.. do I need to put more seams in or something? By the way, Nelson is the best city to come and live in in New Zealand!

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  17. Hi Adele - Circle skirts can take a tonne of fabric. How much you need will also depend on the width of the fabric.

    You could get creative with your cutting layout and cut 1/4 or 1/3 circle panels and join them together to make a full circle. Good luck!!

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XX
Jen