Eurgh. Just eurgh.
After my first germ-free Christmas and New Year for (I kid you not) 7 years, I have succumbed to one of the worst colds I’ve ever had. As I type, I am in bed, puffy and sore of face, red and be-vaselined of nose, hoarse of throat and generally grumpy of mood. Still, the sewing must continue, because I have graphs to populate and targets to meet!
I think I mentioned before that I have made A LOT of dresses over the past 18 months, and no separates whatsoever. So, I fully intend to drag myself out of bed this afternoon, via the medium of a dirty lemsip (max lemsip and shot of whisky, if you are wondering – could raise the blimmin’ DEAD) and go and make a start on a top.
I’m going to use the Sorbetto pattern – a free pattern available from Colette. There are some beautiful versions kicking around on the internet – not least Mena’s 7 days of Sorbetto challenge, or Karen’s collection of 3 little beauties. Whilst this isn’t a pattern which screams “January”, I do love a good cardigan, so I’m hoping that it will be useful for wearing to work all year round with a bit of clever layering. I’ve bought a beautiful patterned silk mix from ditto fabrics in Brighton (where I live) to make this one. Unusually for me it is an ivory colour, but has the most gorgeous delicate red pattern – I’m a bit in love. I’ve also got some lovely vintage lace trim which I plan on using on this one.
I’ve also bought Vogue 1247 during one of the $3.99 pattern sales on the Vogue Patterns website. Even with shipping from the US, if you get three patterns at a time during these sales, they work out SO much cheaper than buying them in the UK. About £6 per pattern, compared to £12 – £18. All good for the PPG. Here is the pattern envelope picture:
I plan to make both the skirt and the top at some point, but the skirt is first on my list. I have some beautiful bright blue wool leftover from a pervious project which is screaming to be made into this skirt. I can imagine it over leggings or opaque tights with my new bright red Christmas boots. Yummy.
So, germs permitting, these are my next two projects. Now, where did I leave the Olbas Oil?