So I am off to Singapore again for work. But this trip shall be different to the last one. I have a full day to myself - Saturday. Before I fly out. So I am going to hit a few markets and I am determined to come back with some fabric this time.
And I have good reason too - I was the lucky recipiant of a Janome Overlocker for my birthday. I have tentatively tried it out, making some very simple rolled hem napkins to use. But the possibilities are endless and for the first time I ever I can branch out from cottons and start experimenting with other fabrics.
This is good news as I've started dabbling in altering some of my vintage clothes.
This was my fab late 1970s dress. I bought it because I loved the fabric / pattern of the skirt. But the top left much to be desired. So I let it hang in my cupboard for a bit while I waited for inspiration.
Then it struck me one night and in a bit over 1 hour I ended up with this!
I took off most of the top, tucked and pleated it a bit, put some bias binding on the inside to catch all the raw edges and for modestys sake added a halter strap. I am very happy with this dress. I am taking with me to Singapore this week!
My sock knitting course at the Make Lounge is complete and has been a total success. I have completed my first pair.
And I've started my second pair!
Once these are done I'm going to have a go at making a pair for the tall man. Not in this colour way though! This yarn is Regia sock yarn by Kaffe Fassett. Its lovely to work with. And the socks feel great when they are on. I think I'm going to become addicted to knitting socks.
The weather is trying, trying, trying to improve. I saw these beautiful blossoms when I was out and about last weekend (in the mist and murk).
It gives me hope that the end of winter is near. I am just itching to get back into my garden!
Must go will post from Singpore hopefully with some cool photos.