Apologies for sporadic posting, but if you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll already be aware that I’ve had an awful cold/flu for the past 15 days now. F-i-f-t-e-e-n days! It started with a sore throat, then incredibly running nose and lethargy now for the bulk of it, and it’s just not going away. I’m sleeping 12-13 hours a night and still needing naps, and the hospital say it’s definitely viral and there’s nothing to be done but wait it out. I have no idea how long it’s going to last, as I literally feel no improvement now than when I first picked this up. I’m really just giving you these details because like half of London has it right now, so I’m hoping someone will tell me how long I can expect it to hang around (and also, expect all the Olympic visitors to bring it back home, cheers!).
So in the few hours where I’ve been strong enough to sit upright and not actively be sleeping or working, I’ve finished a few bits of sewing, but I’m in no fit state to model them, so for full photoshoots you’ll need to wait a bit longer:
- A vest top using Zoe’s free pattern out of some shoe-print Spoonflower double jersey and some lingerie elastic in my stash…
- A Jalie running skort using black supplex in my stash and some leftover lycra from my Liberace leggings, though I’m too ill to take this for a test run, and I’m hoping the hot weather will stick around long enough for me to actually wear it!
- Another pair of Papercut Ooh La Leggings using the grey Suziplex I bought in Montreal…
- (In progress, awaiting a zipper) A pair of black ponte trousers from the July Burda magazine.
I think I sewed so much running gear because it’s the next best thing to running. Also, I had a big Olympic-themed photoshoot planned for you this week and I’m sad it has to be delayed now…
And I, uhh, also went on a bit of a fabric-buying spree.
The pontes are from Truro Fabrics and the supplexes and denim-look jersey are from Tissu Fabrics aka Tia Knight. Not shown is the Gorgeous Fabrics stretch satin I splurged on to complete my swirled sheath dress, too.
I’m normally very good, but when I feel crummy, I buy fabric.