My sewing lately has been deadly dull. This is very bad for my mojo. I have made several knit tops, but can hardly be bothered taking photos. My children are requesting summer clothing. They want pyjamas, t shirts and shorts. Dull, dull, dull.
However, my wonderful friend Sharon has come to the rescue.
She has just returned from a trip to Japan and bought me this gorgeous fabric. Do you remember the horrible scratchy green scarves I knit for the dance concert? Probably not, they are better forgotten, but the darstardly non-knitting mothers had to pay costume co-ordinator Sharon a small fee for the knitting. I got this instead of a small fee (Chinese factory workers earn more per hour than slow knitting-for-other- people's- daughters- for- dance-concert mothers). The fabric is much better than a small fee don't you think? Sharon knows me well :). Sharon also bought me some other fabric at my request but this is the best (and a present, so does not count as stash according to my internal accounting system).
I plan to make a simple sheath dress, darts, not princess line to avoid interrupting the pattern. The fabric is beautifully textured cotton. I am currently debating with myself whether or not it should be lined, or left unlined and saved for the hottest days of summer. I admit, the actual sewing and shape of the dress will be dull and undetailed, but the fabric is so fabulous there will not actually be a hint of dullness about the process.
The children will just remain pyjama - less for a few more weeks. There is nothing wrong with wearing their Dad's old t-shirt to bed IMO. No sleepovers until I have finished my dress.
In other non-sewing news, I just recieved this parcel from Michael's. That is real Burberry raincoat fabric, black on the rainproof side, stripey inside. I have a rare attack of brand name smugness. It was $7 US per yard, if I don't factor in the horrible postage (Um that would be another $US5 per yard, still a bargain)(Michael's only charges the actual postage, I love this fabric shop). One day in the far future, it will turn into an almost Burberry trench coat for my husband. The other is a small piece of orange and brown wool tweed that leapt into the box thinking it was for a straight skirt for me next winter. We will see what happens.