Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Time on my hands....

You know when you're busy and all you would like is some time on your hands, then when you have surgery and just have to sit with your leg up you think whaaaaaa I want something to do! That's my situation, sadly I don't look quite this glamorous!

I thought I would sew after my knee op - it's only keyhole so wasn't too ambitious - however I find I've been very sleepy and need to spend most of the time with my knee elevated. I am improving and down to one crutch so hopefully soon before I go back to work I'll manage some sewing.

I have had a visit from a friend today and tomorrow another friend is taking me for coffee so that should be nice.

I've managed to walk around the block today, only a small block but I did it so that is good.

Meantime I've been trawling ebay and etsy to look at all the lovely things I can't afford or searching patterns that I would like to make going forward.

If you live in the UK you'll know we haven't had a summer, if you live elsewhere, I'm letting you know the UK hasn't had a summer I've never seen so much rain! So my thoughts are turning to autumn/winter sewing.

I have never made a coat or jacket and I really fancy trying it this year. I love 50s style swing coats and good vintage ones are becoming very rare so why not try my own. I have some but don't want to over wear them for day to day, so I'm going to give it a go.

So far I've found lots of lovely ideas for jackets, including one that I did feature last year but never got round to doing.

I seem to be veering towards 40s style rain macs, mmmm I wonder why ha ha!

I love this pattern and it is for sale, I may buy this. I've never had a rain coat and considering what it's been like here lately I could do with one.

Cute and look at all those lovely colours!

Beautiful and stylish!

Have you noticed they all have hoods? Yes it's been that foul lately!

I'm more likely to try this first, it looks easy and it's a style I like anyway, so I may give it a go.

I also like this style and it seems like a nice practical style for work, it's not very exciting but it is stylish. I'm just worried about lining a coat for the first time, I imagine that to be complicated!

Colour combos? I still would like to make something with this colour combination, it's just stunning! Yellow and leopard, swoon, or green and leopard, who knows eh?

Well I am off work until at least Monday or Tuesday depending on how I feel and whether I can drive, I have some stuff to do but lots of sleeping seems to be happening too!

Hope you all have a good week.


Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

Oh, I hope your knee heals up soon, sweetie! I love all of these rain coats. In St Louis, we are in a terrible drought and the temperatures have been in the 90's for almost a whole month :( The grass is always greener, eh? :) That leopard and yellow coat is to die for! I may have to makeup something similar for our dreary winters. Get well! x

Vix said...

The road to recovery is so dull, isn't it? I'm glad you're getting there and finding lots to inspire you. Some of those patterns are glorious, I've a 1950s swing coat Jiff pattern I've been meaning to try for years, it's just a matter of finding the right fabric at a jumble so it could take some time. xxx

Lucy said...

Glad the operation went well, wish you a speedy recovery.
Love the coats that you've featured - the yellow hooded one is my favourite, could have certainly done with it these last few weeks :o)

Laurence said...

I hope that you will be soon able to do all what you want!!!!
And you know we didn't have any summer too here in France, rain, wind and cold, that's it!!!!!


TemperamentalBroad@blogspot.com said...

Feel better. That is the most important thing. At least you have Ebay and Etsy to keep your mind busy :-)

Trina44 said...

Get well, love the leopard print suit, you can never go wrong with leopard!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Glad your op went well! Some internet "research" never did any harm either :) Love the coat idea and can't wait to see what you come up with...and you will def get more wear out of a coat than a dress!

Miss Magpie said...

I'm glad to hear your op went well, don't push yourself too hard, if you need to sleep sleep :-)

I agree with Trina, you can't go wrong with leopard print!

Ivy Black said...

Good to hear it went well. Plenty to inspire there...I like the swing coat. Making a lining is not as hard as you think...you'll do it no probs.
Hold back on the rain mac though, apparently we're having summer next week!xxxx

Perdita said...

Hope your knee recovers soon!

I'm loving those designs, especially that French pattern.

Lenora Jane said...

Best wishes re: your knee and recovery, etc. Hope it's soon and smooth!

I have that Rheingold ad saved on my computer from somewhere or another and every time a friend of mine sees it she asks, "when are you making me that jacket?" ...someday?

delia hornbook said...

Hi lovely, im so glad to hear the op went well i know what its like after and you do sleep a lot its like your body says well i have to stop so im going to sleep. Those patterns are lovely and i think we could do with a rain mack this rain is terrible now i think we have all had enough but it does make you change your projects its funny really. Enjoy your sewing when your able and in the mean time take it easy and take lots of care, dee x

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