Monday, 7 March 2011

5th and 6th March, and Pocket Love

T designed his own Thank You cards post birthday on paintshop.
6th March - possibly the most comfortable outfit so far this month. Me made t shirt (Built by Wendy Sew U Home Stretch book), Me Made Trousers (Sew U book) charity shop cardigan with altered buttons.

Saturdays are not my best day of the week and I didn't get to take any photos. I wore a Me made top blogged here. The day was filled with buying trainers for T, taking T to his swimming lesson, going to a talk about new national swimming lesson structure, washing and ironing school clothes, blah, blah. Good news of the day was that after almost a year on the waiting list Little I finally has a place at local authority swimming lessons. She has already laid out her costume in anticipation. (only 2 weeks in advance) Yesterday I made a rapid dash into the charity shop opposite the shoe shop and scored this size 10 lambswool M& S cardigan (with pockets, yippee) and two tennis balls. I have been cold a lot in March so far and this is warm and toasty. I will blog soon about the button alteration. I don't think button altering counts as refashioning, does it?

I also have to blog about the trainers, we let T choose from a selection of four pairs, he finds decision making hard. But he managed, and he chose some with flashing traffic lights on. They are growing on me. Mr Minnado and I both liked the tasteful brown trainers but then we are not eight years old, so obviously what would we know?

Frequent pocket occupiers, those essentials are car keys, lego man and lip/skin balm.

Hurray, hurray I made pockets for the sack dress. I used this fabric scrap to make two pocket bags, unpicked the side seams for the pocket length and sewed them in. I love this fabric, it came out of haul I bought back from Devon. Sadly there was only a small scrap. A larger piece would make a fabulous dress.

Finished pocket on Sack Dress


  1. Grear outfit, comfortable and classy! And aren't pockets great. I love that you can add them to and dress or skirt, bought or homemade, even after the fact. :)

  2. I love your mmm outfits and those boots are gorgeous! Hope your dress is going ok. Have a great week xx

  3. Mmm ... what a great outfit, so classic and yet truly you ;-). And that pocket fabric is delicious!