Friday, 22 November 2013

A handmade wardrobe

Colette Hawthorn
Day to night drape top and whole wheat cardigan
Peggy sue cardigan and truffle dress
I thought I would finally do a catch up of the clothes I have been making.  It looks like I have made a lot but this has been over quite a few months.  I am really enjoying the process of a handmade wardrobe: the planning, purchasing the fabric, and doing my best to get a good fit.  One of the steps I love is pre-washing the fabrics and seeing them hanging on the line, I love to imagine how the pretty fabrics will be transformed into something I can wear.  Once I have caught up with my Christmas sewing, next on my list will be a couple of skirts and a summer dress, I definitely need more cool clothes as it has been quite hot here lately. The sun was streaming in the lounge windows on Friday afternoon and created a lovely light around Barney as he slept on the back of the couch, he's such a cutie! Wendy xx

16 comments:

  1. what beautiful additions to your wardrobe Wendy,you are very clever,Barney looks very comfortable,lol.xx

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  2. Wendy you are so clever. Your new clothes are just beautiful

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  3. I think your new clothes look fantastic. I really admire you for making so many different things. Barney looks very happy there on the lounge.

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  4. Love your new clothes, handmade is certainly the best way to get a better fit. Barney looks so comfortable, makes me want to curl up too :) Barb.

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  5. You look fabulous in your lovely new handmade wardrobe Wendy.......I always find fit is the hardest thing to achieve when I sew anything for myself but you seem to have that one sussed. x

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  6. You have created some beautiful clothes to add to your wardrobe.

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  7. You are sewing up a storm, thay all look very nice!

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  8. You are sewing up a storm, thay all look very nice!

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  9. Lovely additions,they all look lovely.Xx

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  10. Beautiful additions to your wardrobe, I did that years ago but have not made clothing for myself in ages , maybe I need to rethink that ;-)

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  11. You've added some lovely clothes to your wardrobe Wendy.

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  12. lovely clothes Wendy... you are doing well with them ... Barney looks very comfortable!
    Hugz

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  13. I like your new clothes, especially the little blue cardi with the sweet necklace. You of course is your couch-fade-stopper!

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  14. I love all your new makes Wendy - especially that cardy colour- it really suits you. You really make me feel like making myself a handmade wardrobe. Thanks so much for a lovely visit today - I really enjoyed all the ladies & their company. Have a great week, Hugs, Julie x0x

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  15. Fabulous sewing - love your choice of fabrics and styles - they look great on you too :-)

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