This past weekend has come and gone in a flash - they do that, don't they? Keira and I had found ourselves with a free Saturday morning so we did a bit of sewing. K's keen to learn to make some clothes for herself, especially as next year she won't have to wear a uniform at her new school.
Anyway, I thought a simple boxy top would be a good thing to start with, and remembered Mum helping me to make something pretty similar when I was 12.
We used the Lou Box Top pattern and cut it down a little to fit. I've made a couple of these before (here and here) and it's a great little pattern with lots of details that are easy to adapt to your own liking. And the fabric is a dark brown drapey cotton with small pink flowers, leftover from this dress I sewed a while back.
We have foxgloves growing the garden! I remember planting the seedlings in the autumn but never really expecting they'd take off in the way they have. They're now nearly as tall as me and have opened up in the most beautiful colours: plum-purple, peachy pink and a lemon yellow.
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An exciting thing that happened last week was that I finally worked out how to loan audiobooks from my local library.
I suspect I'm about a decade late to this party, but that only makes it a sweeter discovery. I downloaded the app 'Libby' for my phone, and listen through a little bluetooth speaker I was given for mother's day this year.
I've so far listened to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting while planting the summer vegetable garden, and Solar by Ian McEwan while knitting and doing other work. Both are highly recommended.
Are you an audiobook fan? Any recommendations for me and other readers? XX
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