Saturday, 14 January 2012

Library additions

It is not like I have heaps of sewing or fashion books, no really I don't, and it is not as though I don't have time to read them. Oh well anyway, I bought two more books today. I decided to buy from and before you say but that is in England and you are in Australia, yes you are right. I have bought from them a few times now and find the delivery is swift, the postage is free and the prices are better than I can get here (even in department stores).

So what did I buy?

Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, and Everything GlamourHow to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns

There are a few more sitting in my wish list but these will do for now.

Q before I go. What are your favourite/must have sewing of fashion books? There is always room for one (or two) more ....

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Oh dear!

Where does the time go? I can't believe I have neglected both my blog and my sewing for so long. It has been a challenging year but that's life..

I want to get back into a little sewing but know that time is at a premium and I know that if I try to make anything too complicated I am simply setting myself up for failure even before I begin. So what is the answer? A simple goal of one top a month. I think this is an achieveable goal.

I have no idea what patterns I am going to use or what fabrics the tops will be in, I am somewhat out of touch with what there is out there atm, but that will come. I have very little time to ponder this till the kids go back to school so it might end up being 12 tops over 11 months but that is ok.

For now I am checking out the latest patterns and those I have stashed away to see what I am going to make but whatever it will be I can guarantee it will be something simple!