I have some sewing related incidents - not as many as I would have liked, so let's press on and talk about it!
First off, 'me made' clothes. The majority of the clothes that I took were ones made by me, and I blogged about it here. I did not get to wear them as much as I thought as some of the days were cooler than anticipated and I had to wear a pair of (badly fitting) RTW jeans. Here are a few combinations though:
And yes, I do have toes on my left foot! Most of the photos show me wearing Sorbetto tops, summer skirts, and some shapely blouses. And yes, I know. The photos were taken to show off the scenery rather than my clothes . . . . but at least you get to see that the 'wardrobe' worked really well!
Interestingly, the very first photo (or two) shows a skirt that I love. And now seeing it in the print makes me realize that the lovely polite comments that I have received from you all are actually quite correct. I should be wearing shorter skirts . . . . I foresee some time taking up hems in my future!! Thank-you!
So, purchases. Of course, as I was flying, weight was an issue. But do you know how lightweight silk is?
These two lengths will make some lovely shells (oh, who am I kidding? I will make Sorbetto's with them!) to wear under jackets. And look at the gorgeous bags they come in:
They were from a lovely shop in Adelaide called Eastern Silk. Look what I could have bought:
I also visited a quilt shop called Country Bliss in Alice Springs to purchase some fabrics in traditional (and some not so traditional!!) aboriginal prints. They will be used to make box bags. Perfect!
And from the lovely ladies from A Quilters Odyssey I got a couple of fun patterns and some gorgeous variegated thread that I will have fun using!
Phew, that was a longer post than anticipated. I now have lots of other blogs to read and comment on - unfortunately a lot of the hotels we stayed in had minimal internet connectivity - a massive hardship for this 'intertubes' junkie! I also need to plan for Fall. Exciting times!