I came back from my US holiday a few weeks ago. Gawd its a shock to the system to come back to reality after a great holiday. I loved our trip to the States and can’t wait to return. Unfortunately the Aussie dollar is sliding down faster than knickers with worn out elastic so it might be a little while before I get back there.
One of the highlights of my trip was a whole week in New York. I had a list of “usual suspects” landmarks I wanted to visit like Central Park, Greenwich Village and the Statue of Liberty, but I also had a list of sewing related places which were “must see” places just for me. I loved them all and in no particular order here they are:
Before I go any further I should thank my husband who trudged all around New York with me and patiently waited while I drooled, gawped and gazed. Honestly visiting these places was like the cherry on the cake for me. Totally gobsmacking, brain freeze awesome!
Since I arrived home I’ve been fiddling around doing all sorts of things but obviously not sitting down and writing my blog. Finally the brain is in gear so it’s time to crack on.
Earlier this year I bought some “groovy” stretch lycra from the Fabric Store in Brisbane. I wanted to make leggings which I thought might be a bit of a “stretch” ( ha!) for me. I checked out Pattern Review, did a bit of Googling and settled on Papercut Patterns Ooh La La Leggings. This was also a PDF pattern which I had never used before. I was a bit wary of all this but jumped off the cliff anyway (as you do).
Assembling the PDF pattern was pretty easy, I must confess I’m not a true convert but if you have to stick a pattern together this is a good one to start with. The instructions are easy enough to follow and for a leggings virgin like me it was great that it all came together pretty well. Here’s what they looked like when I finished:
These leggings are really comfortable and I’m very happy with the fit. Seven weeks on holiday and a very inactive winter has resulted in a “fair bit of puddin’ under the skin” so I think these leggings will get a good workout over the next few months.
Now what’s next on my list…