A Life In The Day of a Sewist

Skirting The Issue

Could this blog post win the award for most random ramblings, only vaguely connected by a fragile spiderweb of Sewist moments? Bear with me.

I went into the office today wearing my new Simplicity 2512 with my summer make of the Betty Minisweater. This cardie hasn’t seen quite as much hot weather wear as I would have liked, so I’m glad to have an outfit that it suits. I’m still a bit sad about the scorched wool on the back of this skirt. It’s not completely disguised. Probably no one would know or notice other than me, but I know and I notice. Such is the way of a Sewist.

After work, I went back to Drink, Shop & Do for a spot of writing with three author friends. We settled down with our laptops and enjoyed the charming waitresses bringing us cups of hot chocolate:

Ooh, I like her dress, don’t you?

I crept away from my Work In Progress at one point to take another look around the shop, spotting delights such as these:

Then I came home and admired the new fabric, just delivered by Rainbow Fabrics on Etsy:

I have big plans for this!

A friend of mine has been working hard on a vampire-themed series of books. She’s leaving work soon for a new job. I bet she’d really like a vampire-themed pen roll, wouldn’t she? Wouldn’t she…?!

Finally, I read a lovely comment on my last blog post suggesting Ponte di Roma fabric for my next make, the Vogue V1183. I had no idea what this fabric was, so had to look it up on the Internet. Which means I learned something today, too!

I leave you with a link to a photo I took recently that has made a lot of people laugh. Be warned, it contains a swear word so if you’re of a nervous disposition, don’t click the link. But I know you Sewists. Nervous dispositions, my behind. Anyone who’s tackled an invisible zip must have nerves of steel and will definitely be familiar with swear words…

And that was a day in my Sewist life!

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5 Responses to A Life In The Day of a Sewist

  1. ParakeetPie says:

    Ooooh spooky. I was learning about Ponte di Roma online today too! AND I just received some fabric from the ebay shop your wool is from, my first purchase from there after discovering it a few weeks ago. That witchy fabric must be working some strange magic.

    If you plump for Ponte di Roma then please tell. I don’t have many fabric shops near me and am hesitant to order some online when I don’t really know what it’s like.

  2. rachel says:

    Very cute outfit. And love the spooky fabric. And also love the waitress’ dress. Sounds like you had a fun day!

    To the previous commenter – Ponte di Roma is awesome. It is a stable knit that is really easy to sew with and is gorgeous to wear. Order away I say!

  3. And check out this blog post on Ponte di Roma: http://janssewingroom.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/ponteponte-di-roma-knits/.

    Thank you guys soooo much. I think I know what I’m going to make my dress in now. I just need to find some of that stuff…

  4. Roobeedoo says:

    You know you can get ponte from Croft Mill and Ditto don’t you? Thought so!

  5. Roisin says:

    Ooh, do you think you’ll make it in a ponte knit? I want to do a bit of sewing with that myself – will be really interested to see how you get on with it if you do 😀

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