Dressmaking today and trouble in paradise

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before you all start cooing “Oh how sweet, how cute”, I have to tell you we are overrun with these pesky critters. It was a novelty at first I admit

rabbit

Then they abandoned the limitless supply of lawn and weeds and headed for the summer bedding.

mari

This is what marigolds should look like and indeed do when they are left alone.

marigolds

This sadly is how they look just a few hours after planting in the garden. And don’t start me on the vegetable plot – just let it be said all of our salad leaves have teeth marks and they are not mine!

fabrics

On a happier note I did promise to let you see my bargains from last week’s visit to the Birmingham Rag Market. I went thinking to buy summery colours but that didn’t go to plan and I came home with a crinkle chiffon at £1 a metre and a double jersey knit for £2 a metre, both in black and white check.

dress

I think this pattern which I’ve used several times before might be perfect for the jersey. I’m still deliberating on the chiffon but I think a loose kimono would suit the fabric and the season.

Dressmaking isn’t the only sewing going on here right now. My quilt is almost complete but can’t be revealed just yet. All I can say is that I’m up to 34 colours of thread now – I love Madeira!!

Thanks for visiting today.

Love Linda x[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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