I’ve lived in Sydney long enough to know that the little taste of spring that August can bring is just that. A taste. Nevertheless, it was enough to get me thinking about sewing projects, drapey fabrics and finally buying a Japanese pattern book (the first one of the series to be translated to English).
I’d also been stalking ebay for an old horn sewing cabinet. Then when I happened to see one in a shop recently I wasn’t so enamoured with them anymore. I’ve decided the dining room table is perfectly fine for the time being, though I haven’t lost the desire for a dedicated ‘sewing station’ like one I’ve seen in Weekend Sewing. Maybe not quite so green, reminds me of the kitchen in the house that I grew up in.
This is pattern F from Stylish Dress Book and the material is a Japanese cotton in yuki sky spot from tessuti’s.
I also found some Kaffe Fasset fabric at the Wool & Craft nook in Hornsby. I’m not really sure what I want to make with these. Maybe some patchwork experimentation with a black cotton base. The white base Iris & Peony fabric may end up as a ‘spring’ handbag of sorts as its a little sturdier (and I have some bamboo handles wanting to be used).