What have we been up to this weekend?
Me well, I went to a friends BBQ yesterday, it was really fun and the weather cooperated mostly; still a little chilly though.
Last weekend I purchased some lovely owl print fabric from Wallingford. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted a skirt so yesterday I also did some sewing. I used a really simple pattern/tutorial over at Freshly Picked, I love how easily I was able to whip up the skirt.
By the time I get to hemming an item I get impatient so I was particularly please with how the hem turned out when I used a technique I was taught in my dressmaking class. I think it looks very tidy...for a change :)
I decided to use some plan mustard fabric for the pockets, have I told you before I loveeeee the color mustard :)
I have also been reading The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan, I had heard it is a really good play and as I found it in a bookshop near work for £1.
I like to have a book to read on my commute, so I am always searching for ones I haven't read before. At the moment I am trying to read more classics, so I also got Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace for a £1 each; a bargain I must say.
Skirt: Made by me :)
On the topic of making things, Cait over at Wayward Daughter is debuting her first collection. So big congratulations to Cait, pop over and have a look the dresses are bautiful.
Well I hope your having a great weekend.
Ciao for now