Anyway, that was a long-winded way of saying that my fabric budget is much, much less than usual. So being given free reign (within reason of course!) at Tessuti was bliss.
I bought lovely things, but the pieces I was most itching to sew was a viscose twill called 'Printerama' and a black jersey called 'Black Orbit'. I can't find either on their website. I decided to sew more Suzy Pants and a sleeveless version of Grainline's Hemlock Tee.
The pants were sewn up according to my last pair in silk crepe de chine. I sewed a size small, had a few minor adjustments and et voila! I have a pair of pants that I adore. I sewed them up last week and have worn them three times already. The viscose twill was lovely to sew - Tessuti, if you're reading this, can we please have more?
Now onto the Hemlock. I had quite a few fitting issues with the Hemlock. When I sewed up the shoulder and side seams and popped it on to check the fit, the shoulder seams curved up to my neck and created the weirdest extra bits of fabric scoops. I had to straighten them out a lot. Weird huh? I haven't read about anyone else having this issue - have you?
Despite a bit of annoying fitting for the tee, I really love this combo. And I love how it goes with my yellow Elk shoes (most comfy shoes on the planet - since buying them about 6 months ago, I would estimate I wear them 3-5 times a week). My mum also got me the Elk necklace I'm wearing. Thanks Mum!
This is my last week of holidays, and I'm going to start looking at my Chanel-inspired jacket. Mum also bought me the fabric for that. To say I'm extremely excited (and slightly apprehensive) is an understatement! What are you sewing at the moment?