Thursday, 14 June 2012

Dressmaking for a change

Pity the poor dressmaker who lives in Keswick home of the great outdoors and every type of mountaineering equipment shop you can imagine.  We have one knitting shop or 'knitty norahs' as my DH likes to call it. So I found myself in there looking for black lace and this is all there was.  It might do otherwise I have to drive 20 miles to the nearest shop just to buy a bit of lace......
Snubby cream linen and black lace?
This pattern was given to me by my DD and it is in Japanese so I am hoping I have it sussed. If not I know a very good interpreter who lives in Japan.....
First jacket I have made in ages
It has to be made for a family wedding I am going to at the end of the month, so wish me luck. I hope it works otherwise I am going to be stuck for what to wear. I have this idea about a hat too.  In my distant youth, when I was a teenager, I used to try on hats in the local department store during my lunch break, since then I have not had much chance. My head is small too which makes it difficult to find any that fit properly. Still I might be able to knock up something if I can just settle down to this project first. Looking on the internet at hats, there is plenty of inspiration to be had. DH has been teasing me with comments about 'fruit salad' on my head.....

2 comments:

Jan said...

Looking forward to seeing the jacket made up ,I too have a small head ,and find it hard to find hats that fit ..love Jan xx

Alice said...

HOw about this hat: http://www.fabric.com/creativity-headquarters-free-pattern-downloads-sunny-side-up-sun-hat.aspx

This is one I want to make too! Can't wait to see finished jacket!