Friday, 4 February 2011

Dreaming of Spring!

Well I am still sat here on the sofa in my PJs with my nose and eyes streaming, not being able to complete a sentence without coughing my guts up! So all I've been doing since we last spoke is sleeping, blowing my never ending streaming nose, coughing and trawling the internet, looking at pretty things!

I like all seasons I have to admit, I love winter too but somehow come February I'm getting rather sick of it. I'm definately a more Spring/Summer clothes wearing person, I'm lucky enough to have a mum that knits so I do have some cute sweaters, but there is nothing nicer than sandals, bare legs and cotton clothing!!

Ages ago I took pictures of all my fabric - mind you I've bought more since that I haven't taken pics of yet, whoops! - and so I've trawled through it dreaming about what I'll make soon for Spring/Summer

I do love seersucker I don't know why but it's more comfortable than standard cotton cos it has a bit more give and seems lighter as a result. So the first 2 are seersucker, I have enough of both to make dresses, can't you just feel the soft summer breezer & sun on your skin right now?!!




I've already made one blouse out of the next fabric which sadly I've never worn, when I made it, I made it too big, now it's too small! However it will fit again soon and I do have enough to make something else too!



Can you tell I like a bit of colour? I do hate bland & boring he he!

oooh I love this next one and if you're a sewer you can see this already has darts in it, that's because I started a blouse, but ran out of time to finish it before I went on holiday, then I came back put loads of weight on, and need to lose it before I finish it, otherwise I can't wear it! Actually I might just finish it and have something to aim for!!



And last but not least, this lovely fabric which I don't have a lot of so I'm going to have to be particularly inventive about how I cut and make a blouse out of it! If I had a 34 inch chest I'd probably be ok, but I don't!


I won't be making any of these up this weekend if I do start to feel human again. I want to make some curtains for my office/sewing room first.

Hope you are all well and hope you all have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Kitty said...

Oh still ill, I do feel for you. Personally though I've had quite enough of heat and humidity. You know it's hot when you get up in the morning and don't need to use the loo!

Boo Boo Kitty said...

I havent been on the ball with sewing this winter :( this time last year I had completed my summer wardrobe!!

Love the fabric, very bright and uplifting!

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

What an amazing fabric collection Mamacita !!!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Damn, keep taking care of yourself! When I get sick, I get very, very sick. I know how bad it feels.

You mentioned you love the mexican type vintage cloth, and now every time I see some, I think of you!

It used to have a lot more charm here in southern Calif, USA, but being so close to the border, and the issues with illegal immigration, I don't think folks are quite as charmed by mexico lol... (Was that too controversial?)

But Mom used to have a vintage painting of a Spanish Dancer hanging in the master bedroom.

Lisa said...

I love the fourth one down, with the red and yellow! I hope you get to finish that one. Actually, I love all of them. Gosh, I wish it would get a little more seasonal so I could break out my Tiki and Hawaiian prints! It was nice to see these pretty fabrics for a splash of color on a cloudy morning. :)

Tasha said...

Wow those fabrics are fantastic! Color me jealous. :D I really need to start looking for vintage fabrics now that I'm getting into sewing. I love the hula girls and the starfish!!

Ivy Black said...

This flu thing flying about all winter is crap...I really feel for you Fiona. Still, spring is on the way and I think this summer will be a corker! LOVE all those fabrics..in fact I'm off to look at my stsh of colours.
If everyone in this country wore a bit more colour, it would do us the world of good!xxx

Raffles Bizarre said...

Gorgeous fabrics :D Porr you, feel better soon!! xx

Penny Dreadful said...

I do love a bit of seersucker, you are right about the crumples somehow feeling cooler x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oh no!!! Hope you feel better soon xx The fabrics are gorgeous x

Dolly Cool Clare said...

You do have a very enviable array of fabrics! They are all fab. Totally know what you mean about spring/summer. Spring is my favorite season...it feels so nice to see the trees in bud and then blossom as it means winter is behind us....roll on March!

Vintage Vixen said...

You poor girl! I'm sending you lots of positive vibes and love and hoping you're better soon. At least you can console yourself by looking at your fabulous fabric stash. I'm so envious but I'd just ruin it if I tried to sew anything as intricate as a blouse. xxx

delia hornbook said...

So sorry to hear your poorly ;-( You have some gorgeous fun fabrics, i love seeing what people have. Hope you feel better soon, enjoy your weekend, dee x

Perdita said...

Get well soon! Funnily enough I've gone made digging out my florals in a wish for Spring, too!

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

gorgeous fabrics x

Helga! said...

Adorable fabrics! I'm trying to get into sewing more....!!!
I am very snuffly due to allergies.Poo!
Hope you get over your sniffles soon.Take comfort that Spring isn't too far away for you! x

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