Back in my sewing room It was a lovely week in Sweden, although I can not really say it looked and felt like winter....
Now it is nice to be back in Switzerland, ready to take on new projects (and finish of old ones). I did get some work done with my knitting, although I did not get it ready. Guess I have to speed up at bit, otherwise winter will be over....maybe it doesn't matter if it gets ready, since it is not really cold enough outside (unless I decide to travel to the alps for some skiing).
No more sewing before christmas... Planned to maybe finish off a skirt today, but I had to do a few other things first....and suddenly that happened what often happens - the day was over. I guess the skirt will be hanging on my blue friend until the 29th of December ,when I am back in Switzerland again. Luckily my boss decided that our office will be closed over christmas and new year so I do not have to go to work until the 3rd of January 2012.
Well, well I guess the skirt I finished off for last christmas will work well this year as well.
And I have of course the Mrs Santa Claus dress that I finished last weekend, and for which I found something nice to wear around my neck - adding even more color. I bought the scarf some years ago in Dubai, and I have never used it...it has been hanging in my sewing room since then, looking nice. Now it will actually be useful, which is great.
So, what will I do for a whole week in Sweden, without my sewing machine? Well, although I did not find yarn for a sweater yet - I did find a nice blue one to make something warm for my neck. This way I will keep my hands busy at least part of the time...
With only three days left until my flight take off for Sweden I am wondering how the weather will be - will it be as much snow as last year?
Since some time I had a piece of red, crushed velvet on my shelf - not of very high quality and probably not really meant for clothing - but in a great colour that I just could not resist. I had no idea what I would eventually do with it - but some fabric earns its place on the shelf just because it is nice to look at. When I passed through one of the shops in Zurich I saw that they were selling "christmas underwear" in red velvet and I got a bit inspired....then I thought - why not make a red dress for christmas? Maybe I can even find some white fake fur to decorate it with?
I found an old pattern that I thought could be useful - I remembered however from the last time I used it that the fit was not really perfect, so I decided to pull together the fabric a bit, enhancing the empire line somewhat.
I am pretty happy with the result (although the colour really looks better in real life). Now I just have to find that white fake fur also...
In Burda style number 2/2011 (at least german version) they had instructions for what you can do with an old jacket that needs some updating - remove the arms!
During a recent cleanout of my wardrobe I realized that this would be the perfect renovation for an old jacket from H&M that I did not use a lot, so I went ahead - and the result turned out pretty OK, I am actually using it again.
Since I was away in Vienna over the weekend due to work there was no time to sew, and my plan to find material for a knitted sweater did not work out...however, I did find other stuff... A very nice winter coat that I have could be even better with more interesting buttons, so I went to "Wiener Knopfköning" (sorry, link is not working), and found some nice ones.
When checking on the web I also realized that the Komolka store, which I visited a few weeks ago, had very nice stuff on sale, so I decided to stock up on lining fabric - and for a third of the price I normally pay which is always nice.