While you all are out Christmas partying it up, I’ve been stuck in bed with the flu for the past two weeks. Horizontal and sleeping for up to 18 hours a day (yes, really) isn’t much fun. So when I bored of daytime tv after about two hours, I started doing some serious online shopping, oops.
Things I’ve bought:
Fabric from Tissu
(Seen on the right, above)
2 meters each of viscose-lycra jerseys in Rust, Mustard, and Bongo Jazz (awesome name for a bright orange!). One of these will become the Style Arc Marita dress in my Fall Sewing Shortlist. And I bought another meter of their “denim-look” jersey, because I freaking love my Not Jeggings and decided I want to make my Image Wear trousers in the same fabric, too.
Fabric from Stone
(Seen on the left, above)
3 meters of Flesh Pink Viscose Crepe to make the Burda December cover dress (shorter hem, long sleeves), and a half meter of Glow in the Dark cotton canvas to use as accents for various nighttime running (me) and cycling (James) clothing. I got samples sent of both (plus a floral wool that wasn’t me) and they’re just too, too awesome.
Remember those Ooh La Leggings I’ve made like six times now and then ran a freaking marathon in? Well, I love that pattern so much that I’ve been rather impatient to see what its makers come up with next…
So when I saw that Papercut Patterns released a new collection of patterns AND were offering free worldwide shipping (good for a few more days, too!), I just had to buy their new “Peter & the Wolf Pants” pattern. I mean, LOOK AT THAT TECH DRAWING!! How could you not buy it? Happily, it arrived in no time from New Zealand and I had fun assembling the instruction book from my duvet cave so I’m ready to sew when I’m able to sit up for more than 10 minutes at a time without feeling woozy.
PS: For you worriers, yes, I’ve been checked out at hospital – it’s viral and the only thing to be done is rest & fluids. But thanks for your concern!
PPS: Oh! I managed to emerge long enough to have a Saturday pub lunch with Kim and Petra while they were in town taking the first Morley College Pattern Magic course, too!