I made another pair of summer shorts from my embroidered cotton and Simplicity 1165 which I’ve made in rayon before . A simple and satisfying project. This pattern is very quick to whip up with it’s elastic waist band.The fit is perfect straight out of the envelope in size 10. No adjustments needed.These photos were taken by Lily, down the road near the cemetery.The fields are empty right now. The drought has hit our area pretty hard. We had a wildfire in the river across the road yesterday afternoon, so the road was closed. I’ve just been running around lately, getting the kids to tennis, volleyball, and ballet camp while trying to squeeze in some gym time and my own tennis in between. And of course, sewing and hoping the fire wouldn’t spread! It’s out now, thank goodness.I’m in between projects right now. I’ve been making lots of wearable simple pieces lately.
I almost started a gingham shirtdress last night, but I had to take a good hard think about how often I might wear the said shirtdress, since I don’t feel very in the mood to wear dresses lately. So I decided to try making a bathing suit and a fringed leather purse instead. I’ve never made a bathing suit besides my failed attempt at the Bombshell pattern. I didn’t have any clue how to add much needed support. But I’ve been doing a lot of research and hope I can now make something half decent. The purse will be entirely hand sewn. I just went to Tandy leather today to buy the hole punchers and waxed thread.
I met my husband there today and we had fun looking around at all the leather stuff together. I am so excited that he’s getting into leatherworking. I think he’s really getting the making bug now. He’s always been a great gardener and grows all the vegetables in our garden. He and our son have been making knives from steel files they buy at the flea market and now they want to make leather sheaves for their creations.
This fabric is so pretty. I found it for only two dollars a yard in downtown LA too!
In other news, I was a little disappointed today because I was hoping to get chosen as a contestant in the Sew Mama Sew contest. But when I went over to check out who they ended up choosing I was happy to find some really good new sewing bloggers to follow. I was also pleased that they chose women of a variety of ages to compete.
And here is my lovely photographer! She is really getting quite good at taking my blog photos and i have been compensating her as well so she takes it more seriously.She just got braces. Almost a teenager! My babies are all growing up.