|Anthropologie Speckled Sky blouse, Spring 2013|
If like me you watched (and maybe rewatched) the oh too brief episodes of the Great British Sewing Bee last spring (and if you haven't yet, oh god what are you doing, go watch it now!) then you might be thinking that it's time to throw caution to the wind and just rev up that sewing machine. I just binge-watched the latest edition, which is fun too, but there was something extra special about the first edition moments...(whispered, "she looks like an unpicker" and declarative, "isn't that a lovely pocket!")
I admired the quiet determination and confidence that Tilly brought to the (sewing) table in the first season. A relative newcomer to sewing, she had quickly developed a following for the simple and sweet garments she designed and shared through her blog Tilly and the Buttons. I love the button-back blouse Mathilde blouse she designed, and particularly loved the polka dot version with red piping made for the show. This is one she made subsequently with delightful yellow buttons.
But I am still a lazy sewer (even more than I am a lazy blogger) And so when I found this blouse in the sale room at Anthropologie for $19.95 last summer I saw my moment.I am still so much more comfortable with the slow pace of working by hand!
|Anthropologie Speckled Sky blouse and J Crew Clover Tweed pencil skirt|
Now I just need to either learn how to read patterns and actually start making a few garments from the piles of pretty fabrics I've