|Henley Beach, Adelaide SA|
Having been sewing again in ernest for about a year now I try to take the opportunity when I get away to visit fabric shops. I really wanted to check out Catwalk Fabrics as I had heard about it when I lived in Adelaide but never visited it. The shop is located in Brompton and has a lovely selection of fabrics.
I purchased 2 pieces, both are knits and I unfortunately can't remember the exact fabric types. I really should pay more attention to the fabric type when I buy them so I can detail it on here!
According to the receipt the multi coloured fabric is viscose. Its light weight and I imagine will be a bit clingy, but I love the colours. Am thinking I might make another drop waist kirsten kimono dress similar to this.
The blue on blue spots is a medium weight stable knit which has stripes on the back of the fabric. I got enough to make a top and am thinking I will use the stripe side for some bindings.
Adelaide often gets a rough time in Australia as not a great place to live or visit. But don't believe it. It was fantastic to see Kristiann from Victory Pattern's great blog post a couple of days ago saying how great SA is - check out those pics! If you haven't been there you should. Just one more pic of me and Mr Ernest Flagg this time at Glenelg - look at the colour of the water!
This weekend was the complete opposite - Elvis and I and a couple of friends from Mum's Group went to Peppa Pig at the Sydney Opera House. Elvis was most excited and loved the show. The night before I decided to make him a new shirt to wear as a surprise. I made a long sleeve tee - the Flashback Skinny Tee as it fits him well. He's 3 and a half, but small for his age. Currently the size 2 fits him quite nicely, although looking at the pic at the bottom of this post it could do with a bit of extra length in the sleeves and at the hem.
I made the front from some mustache knit from Girl Charlee that was in my stash and used a black combed cotton knit from Spotlight (also in my stash) for the back and sleeves. I thought the mustaches suited the Peppa Pig occasion.
I used black ribbing for the neck binding and added an inch to the recommended length for size 2 to allow for my sons quite sizeable head. I used my twin needle for the neck binding, hem and sleeves.
This is such a fantastic pattern, it goes together easily and quickly. Here's a pic of Elvis wearing his new top on the way to see Peppa.