Sunday, March 28, 2010

Let's get this party started!

Sometimes I wish a day had more than 24 hours. But don't we all?
I work 4 days a week. There should be some time left to do some sewing and blogging, don't ya think? But I can't seem to find that time. Most of the time at the end of a working day I'm sooo tired, I just don't feel like doing ANYTHING! I know it's the wrong attitude, but it's just the way it is.

Anyway, I'll try to kick my butt a bit more and be more productive. That's why you visit my site right? You want to see some action!

But first a question I received from Teddie on my post about my finished knit top :
What a nice top, and I love that fabric. May I ask you where you bought this? Or from which producer it comes - I'm Dutch too..

Thank you for your nice comment Teddie. The fabric is from a local store called Tricothal De Leeuwtjes . A great fabricstore. It's not as big as it used to be but there's still a great variety of fabrics (not only tricot/jersey!), notions, yarn, buttons. You name it! If you ever are in the area of the west of Noord-Brabant and you have the time, it's worth to pay a visit.
Now, onto the new fabric I bought for my mini-swap. I decided not to change the patterns but I changed the fabric for two of them to make it more 'spring'. And here's a full view of my plan. For those who may have followed this, I wrote 'new' to indicate where I changed the fabric: 
top - Burda 10/2008-119

Viscose-polyester. A bit thicker quality.

skirt - Burda 04/2006-103

Fine-striped bleu and white jeans

blouse - Burda 10/2008-113b

A crispy white polyester-cotton.

trousers - Burda 01/2006-107

A lovely polyester-viscose-spandex with a bit of a crinckle in it. Nice material for spring-trousers. (The band you see is in centimeters (the white and pink segments are 10 cm each). Just to give you an idea of the size of the check).

Click on the picture to get a better view!

And guess what? There might even be some sewing today. I'm gonna start with the blue top. I'm so excited!! I hope I will be able to deliver in the end. That will mean I'll have 4 new outfits, YEAH !!!

Happy sewing everyone!



Eugenia said...

I love your new fabrics. That blue and white stripe is particularly gorgeous. Your wardrobe is going to wonderful. Good luck with your sewing today ....

Alviana said...

wonderful plan. the fabrics are perfect for each pattern. cant wait to see them.
i understand how it feels like having no time to sew & everything. I work 5 days a week too.

Kathi said...

That stripe is going to be great!! I want to get some seersucker for summer - it has been on my mind and your stripe has made me want it even more.
I hoped to sew today, but spent more time than planned helping the boys dye Easter eggs. They had fun, so it was great. BUT, I didn't get the sewing time I wanted!!