Thursday, 16 May 2013
Whoa! Where did that week go?! These are my work week outfits. Apologies for the blurry photos but these were taken at 6.45am quickly before I ran out the door.
We're working left to right.
Day 13 Outfit Details
Dress: Vogue 1250
Other Items: Country Road black wool cardigan, black opaque tights, patent wedges & Dinosaur Designs jewellery
Day 14 Outfit Details
Dress: New Look 6000
Jacket: Simplicity 2250
Other Items: Black opaque tights, Dinosaur Designs jewellery, Camper shoes
Day 15 Outfit Details
Blouse: McCalls 5884
Skirt: Black Ponti Simplicity 2343 (unblogged)
Other Items: Black opaque tights, Dinosaur Designs bangle, Camper shoes
The first two dresses are two of my all time favourite work dresses. They are super comfortable and I think quite stylish. I love the ponti jacket and have worn it extensively but it is getting a little worn now.
I thought I'd include a photo from this morning's photo shoot! The boys were keen to be included. Not sure what's happening with their head poses...
Day 16: A quick trip in to the city to see the doctor. More ENT visits needed for Mr N and Mr H has a scooter vs foot wound requiring antibiotics. Never a dull moment!
Top: Alexa tee
Jacket: Black wool Minoru
Scarf: GAP-tastic Cowl
Other Items: Black skinny jeans from Trenery, Ecco boots (my mother's day present!)
Back to sewing my Cordova!!
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Day 11: An early Mother's Day for us. After breakfast at Pope Joan, we headed in to the city for a wander and clothes shopping for Mr Sew Brunswick. It was an absolutely beautiful day in Melbourne. So unseasonal. This photo was taken at the Pop Up Patch at Fed Square.
Dress: Colette Dinnigan Floral Cambie
Jacket: Denim Simplicity 2250
Other Items: Dinosaur Designs necklace, bangle & earrings, Ray Ban sunnies, Nancy Bird bag plus Walnut shoes
Day 12: Mother's Day! A quiet day of swimming lessons and afternoon naps. I also worked on my Cordova jacket which is looking really good. No sewing tonight as I got a bit carried away cleaning up my stash. It is all organised now. Although a little bit out of control....
Top: Floral Tiny Pocket Tank
Other Items: Trenery Jeans, Country Road cardigan & Walnut shoes
Friday, 10 May 2013
Day 10: Mountains of washing, a trip to the zoo, a few hours wrangling with my Cordova jacket, picked up my newly serviced overlocker, garden watering, washing the car, making dinner and kid refereeing. Phew! Thankfully I now have a large glass of Baileys on ice and order is somewhat restored.
Top: OOP Simplicity top in a textured cotton from Clegs (made so long ago the seams aren't finished!)
Skirt: Denim Grainline Moss Mini
Other items: Dinosaur Designs earrings and Walnut shoes
How was your Friday?
I am having some serious issues with inserting the peplum in to the Cordova jacket. The markings are all over the place and most of the time there are no marking to match up. The back panel is supposed to be longer than the peplum to allow you to attach the facing and then turn it all up. This is not the case. The peplum fits in quite well but there is no extra length.
Has anyone else had this issue? What did you do? Do I grade the peplum down to fit it in or do I draft an extra facing for the back panel? I'm tempted to go for adding an extra facing...
I'm really annoyed as the jacket is totally rocking until this point...
It is quite interesting to note that there are not that many Cordova jackets on the internet. Maybe this is the reason.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
We went in to the city today to do some shopping and meet a friend for lunch. We also stopped by the State Library of Victoria. Such a beautiful Autumn day!!
Top: Red Marc Jacobs Alexa T-top
Skirt: Autumn pencil skirt
Other items: Black leggings from Country Road, Walnut Shoes and Dinosaur designs bangle & earrings.
I made another Alexa T-Top this week. Such a great basic t-shirt pattern. I might try a more scooped neckline next time. More like the Renfrew top. It's a close call but I think I like this pattern more than the Renfrew!
The fabric is a tomato red Marc Jacobs double knit from The Fabric Store. It is beautiful, soft and cuddly. It also has a barely noticeable print. A little warm for today's unseasonable warmth. I love the rich red colour.
The neckline of this pattern is finished really well. Nice and professional looking.
Pattern: Tessuti Alexa T-Top
Fabric: Marc Jacobs double knit from The Fabric Store
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
My work week is done and dusted. This 3 day work week is a bit of a killer. Trying to do a full time role in a part-time capacity does my head in at times. But it is Wednesday night and tomorrow is all about my kidlets (who happen to have fevers), so it is time to shift from work mode to mother mode. I need to keep reminding myself that I can't have it all! But I'm going to give it a red hot go!!
Today I wore an old dress that I made for my return to work after Mr H. This is the first dress that I encountered my sway back issue and I took it to a Tessuti class for guidance. I learnt a lot in that class and I now do a sway back adjustment for all dresses with a straight back. I don't worry about fitted bodices with full skirts.
|Last May during MMM - long sleeves|
I originally made this dress with the long sleeves. I never seemed to wear it and was thinking why I didn't wear it. The main reason was that the sleeves made it look a bit dowdy and I couldn't wear cardigans over the top. So I decided to unpick the sleeves and finish the armholes with bias binding. Perfect!
It has definitely improved the dress and made it a keeper.
Dress: Vogue 8511 made in a Japanese cotton from Tessuti
Other Items: Dinosaur Designs bangle and earrings, Jigsaw belt, blue suede Camper shoes, black opaque tights & black wool Country Road cardigan