I had been slowly chipping away at sewing my Darling Rangers Dress in the Tunic version for a couple of weeks- a hem here a button there. I cut it out a while ago and let it sit for a little bit because Ive been working on sewing up samples for some made to order skirts and have been focusing most of my sewing time on that. I finally finished the tunic a couple of weekends ago and have been wearing it flat-out. Its been both warm and cool this week so I've had a good change to try it both with and without tights (crazy Autumn weather). The last picture is of me reading and knitting Ed's socks in bed. Its the only pic I have of the tunic paired with tights. See those black things poking out the side of the pillow? Thats my tight clad knees. Ive never made anything from Megan Nielsen's range of patterns that I haven't loved and worn over and over again. The designs just seem to fit in to everyday life so well. Just like I did with my Darling Rangers Dress, I am kicking myself for not making the tunic version when I was pregnant or nursing. I used some cotton lawn I had in my fabric pile and I must admit it felt pretty good to use something I already had. I sewed up a size 10 and made my usual wide shoulder adjustment. Whenever I really enjoy sewing something and love wearing it (like this tunic) I instantly imagine the it in every awesome piece of fabric I can think of. Then I remind myself that I don't actually need 30 of the same garment in different fabrics…. do I? Maybe just one or two more? with long sleeves perhaps… oh yeah, and it has pockets! Gah! I’m a sucker for a dress with pockets.
I am still craving warm wholesome food- I say still like its some new thing but its not. I am always hungry and happiest to eat warm wholesome food. I made one of our favourites last week- Pumpkin, Bacon & Feta 'Impossible' Pie. Its from the My Lovely Little Lunchbox site (I told you I cook from this site a lot!) Its soooo quick and easy to make. Before I tried this recipe last year I had never eaten pumpkin in feta together. Man, I had been missing out! so so good. This pie is also really good as cold left overs the next day too.
I have finished all of my knitted WIPs and can now finally cast on something for myself. Yea! I brought some Bendigo Woollen Mills luxury 10 ply and downloaded the Canopy shawl pattern by Mandarine's. I'm hoping to cast on this week. I've never knit a shawl before, I am actually hoping it won't take too long to knit because I really want to wear it soon... as in the "now" kinda soon.
I am so very much looking forward to the long weekend and Easter.... and all the hot cross buns. I hope you all have a safe and happy Easter.