Why hello! It has been a while hasn't it? When we last met I mentioned that I was moving and that was that, two months of silence with nothing more. Well hubby and I had sold our house much quicker than anticipated, which left us scrambling to find a place to live. We ending up choosing to live with my parents as a temporary solution while keeping up the house hunting. I am happy to report that we did find a home and will be moving in next month! But more on that for a later post, because I am happy to say that I finally started to sew.
When Tasia first announced her new Alma blouse, I knew that it was the pattern to break me from my sewing rut. I needed some more tops to wear to work, I needed something that would require little fitting and adjusting, and I had the perfect fabric in my stash. The earthy tones of this butterfly fabric seemed so perfect for fall, and it was the single piece of fabric that had been in my stash the longest. I bought it from a quilt store when I was planning to get into quilting again. I soon discovered that this soft bamboo cotton was not worthy of a quilt and was much more suited for clothing. However, having only 1.25 yards of fabric, it sat in my stash waiting for the perfect pattern.
These pictures were taken from the balcony of a lovely Victorian home. Is it my parents house? I wish! I know a lot of parents take mini vacations to get away from the kids, well hubby and I decided we needed a mini vacation to get away from the parents. Actually, we are quite blessed to have such accommodating and easy to live with parents (and in-laws for the hubby), but we still decided that a few days of just the two us was a wonderful idea.
I am pretty much in love with this pattern and plan on making several more versions. It's perfect in the way that I can match it with a pencil skirt and heels for work, or some jeans and a cardigan for a walk on a fall day. That's all I've got for now, but I am going to attempt semi-regular blogging between now and our real move next month.
Live in this moment and love life!