Let’s be frank. I’m a lady who likes a challenge. Wrangling a herd of marauding 15 year olds on a Friday afternoon? Bring it. Eating delicious crickets in a crazy restaurant in Hanoi? I’m aboard the train to flavour-town. Training to box with an Kiwi ex-SAS officer who was honestly twice the size of me and pure muscle? I’m ready. So when I looked into my wardrobe to sort out what holiday clothes were needed I was surprised. While I have made lots of cool pieces this year most have been for work and not play. So this meant a challenge- sew a mini wardrobe of summer pieces before I fly out. Possible? Probably not. Am I going to give it a red hot go? Heck yes!
So ladies and gents, I present you with Amanda: The Sewing Rampage part one. Two Colette Sorbettos sewn last night (okay, I finished the sleeve hems on one of them this afternoon but still a fine effort I feel). Based on my other Sorbetto efforts I lengthened the pattern by 4 cm so I can tuck it into shorts/skirts and added cap sleeves. Please excuse the sketchy dining table night shots. I’ll try and get some photos of these whilst I’m wearing them on the weekend.
Check out the close up of the I Heart Sorbettos top (you come back for my ridiculously lame jokes, admit it)
And you know I have to close up this bad boy. EPIC COLOURED TINY HOUSES!
I have also cut out the wool for a pair of Iris shorts. And in true Amanda style, they’re bright. Nothing says epic like fuchsia wool with tiny love heart pockets.
Tomorrow night I’m hoping to knock into the Iris shorts and make some progress there so stay tuned. Two holiday pieces down, several to go.