Good day gorgeous creatures. Welcome to my happy place. I hope you’ve had a lovely long chocolately weekend with an abundance of sewing and tea drinking.
I’d thought to rotate my way through Easter using the rest – sew – consume principle. My intentions were then thwarted in the best possible way after a very positive/random response to antibiotics. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitus/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Which it now it appears is in addition to a persistent, reoccurring, sub-clinical bacterial infection that can not be named or located (take that Voldemort!). The infection is taking a hit, and I’m feeling the best version of myself in two years.
At this stage I’m cautiously optimistic and monitoring with constant vigilance. It leaves me open to being involved in all sorts of delicious frivolities and fun that have been beyond my reach, including making this cake for birthdays, finishing quilts for birthday girls and even braving the local cinema to watch Sponge Bob, Sponge Out of Water. Yay me!
I also dipped into my vintage sewing stash to make another Moss Skirt from Grainline Studio. The colours on this corduroy are so vibrant. I feel as though my lower half is wrapped in autumnal goodness.
I very rarely buy fabric without a purpose. So when given fabric it’s interesting that I’m very quick to “see” which sewing pattern would best fit the material. Within two pats of this cord I knew it would be a blocked Moss, and there is enough for a twin Berlin as well.
The lining pieces are Liberty, some vintage some new. I can not bear to throw out even the tinniest scrape. I think I’m going to have to make some Liberty confetti to include in letters and such. I also recently discovered that Liberty has a corduroy line. Eek!
My hand made closet has now officially taken over my RTW. A few more pieces and some investigation around a pants pattern (thinking the Thurlow at this point, which makes sense as it is already in my stash) and culottes, then I should have a mostly me made closet.
I think back to what the 20 year old me would have thought if she knew this was to be her future wardrobe. I imagine her squealing with delight, flapping her hands and dancing at the thought.
A note on the back set: Vintage Liberty Anna dress made for Boo in Berlin, Vintage Liberty Granville shirt (to be blogged shortly) and the Belcarra blouse in Vintage Liberty with sashiko embellishment previously blogged here.
Bring on Me Made May 2015.
Curtsey to you.
Photos by Bruce. Tights by Tightology. Hair piece by Gardens of Whimsey. Bridgette scarf made by me. Shoes by Duckfeet.