|Rabbit caught in headlights!|
I saw the fabric in John Lewis a couple of weeks ago. I loved it, and bought a metre with the intention of making myself a scarf to liven up what seems to be my current pregnancy uniform of white t shirts and jeans.
Ready for the bump?
|29 weeks - I think! (Anyone would think this is the fourth time, and I've stopped keeping track of where I'm up to...)|
Truth is, the silk you see before you is utterly gorgeous in real life. And expensive. I think I am a bit scared of cutting it!
I have even planned out a conversation along the lines of,"Mu-umm! Fancy doing some sewing for me...? You did a lovely job the last time you made me a frock, and this one is a lot more straightforward...")
This polka dot fabric is not the only beautiful stuff waiting to be cut by me. I also have 4 metres of the most beautiful lush green Sanderson fabric destined to become bedroom blinds in the new house. With (fingers and toes crossed) only a couple of weeks to go until moving day, why the procrastination I hear you ask. Get on with it, girl. I know. But. Well, it is lovely stuff, and, I am just a little bit scared of mucking it up with my haphazard approach to measuring and scissors.
Anyhow, back to the scarf. It has provided me with a welcome injection of home made loveliness into my wardrobe at a time when all the other lovely printed cotton stuff I usually enjoy pulling out of winter storage is staying firmly in the loft on the grounds there is no chance I could squeeze myself into any of it at the moment. I love those birds and the green of the lining. Have you guessed that green is my favourite colour?
The tutorial came from Anna Maria Horner - pretty straightforward to be honest, and probably something people could work out for themselves, but a set of instructions and dimensions to cut to definitely makes life easier. The fabric I used was a kind of voile (I think!) and some fine quite floaty polyester lining, rather than the velveteen suggested for a wintry version of the scarf. Also, as I'd bought the fabric without knowing the dimensions for the scarf, I had to wing it a bit and cut my metre in half and join the two strips to get the full length (should have bought 1.8 metres). It seems to work okay.
I'll probably make another scarf like this - if not for myself, then definitely as a present for friends who are better at pulling off accessories than me. The best thing about it is you can come up with some truly unique colour combinations of fabrics and show off whatever gorgeous prints have caught your eye in the fabric shop. And, for a lady like me who has a bit of a belly about her at the moment, this scarf is something that can serve me well both pre and post baby.
After the girls had finished hurtling around on their scooters (they haven't injured any unsuspecting members of the public - yet) and running in and out of the daffodils, it was time to nip to get drinks and run around a bit more at the park.
Teddy posing for the camera, thanks to the middle girl!