Muslins: measure twice, cut once?


The main reason I have taken up sewing is a deep-seated (pardon the pun) desire to have clothes actually fit me. And trousers are at the top of the list! Before I started sewing, I would have said trousers don’t fit me because my hips are proportionally bigger than my waist, so by the time I’ve gone up to a size that I can get past my hips, the waist has huge gaping expanses that don’t exactly scream “elegance”. This is probably the main reason my personal style for work wear has always been shift dresses, with a few skirts sewn in. Well, not anymore…!
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Another (not) Silk Cami

  
I got some unexpected sewing time today since my brother came round to spend time with the boys… I don’t think he’d been here more than five minutes before I handed over Baby Boy and snuck upstairs 🙂

I’m actually half way through making an Aster blouse in ivory crepe but I got stuck setting in the sleeve and decided to distract myself by whipping up another Sew Over It Silk Cami for layering when I go back to work next month.
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Sew Over It Silk Cami

  
 
A couple of nights ago, Baby Boy decided not to go straight back to sleep after his 2 a.m. feed. Apparently it was play time! Long story short, by the time he fell asleep again at 3.30 I was wiiiiiide awake. So what else could I do but get out of bed and get a bit of sewing in?!

I decided to blitz through making a simple top for layering under jackets/cardigans for work and since I’d already purchased the Silk Cami pattern by Sew Over It for exactly this purpose, it was a no-brainer.
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Scatterbrained sewing

I feel like I’ve lost a bit of focus over the last fortnight or so, when it comes to my sewing. Not helped by the fact that Toddler Boy infected us all with another vicious flu-like bug from nursery. Hubby has been ill and in bed for the best part of a week, Baby Boy is now hopefully through the worst of the coughing-and-fever stage, and I’m waiting to see whether mine will get any worse than this currently manageable cough I have. It’s been kind of a tiring couple of weeks. But I’m back to work next month so feel like I need to cram in as much sewing time as possible in the next three weeks. Continue reading “Scatterbrained sewing”