Friday morning saw my dear mother and I heading to town to do some much needed grocery shopping...
I love helping my mother with the planning of the menu for the month and assisting her with the purchasing of groceries... One gleans so much wisdom in this way...
Sweet Nancy looked after the younger girls at home and also made sure that the pantry was beautifully clean and ready for the great unpack when we came home.
After a great many stops for butter, meat and other essentials, we were done, and Mom and I happily stopped in at the fabric shop before we started the journey home...
I spotted this gorgeous pattern and just had to have it!
Such a fabulous impulse buy, and I comfort myself with the knowledge that such a pattern will most certainly be used for many years to come, and I look forward to one day making pretty things with my daughters!
I have spent such a lot of time searching the stores for modest, feminine clothing recently, for it is lovely to come across new items to add to my wardrobe, but I could find nothing suitable...
Thus, when I saw this pattern, I knew that I would be making more of my own clothing instead!
And here is a peek at the lovely fabric I purchased...
This striking material is a cotton which I will be using to make a short-sleeved peasant top with very simple 'puffed sleeves'... Aren't the colours lovely?
"Oh, I am grateful," Protested Anne. "But I'd be ever so much gratefuller if - if you'd made them with puffed sleeves..."
Anne Shirley in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
As it is quite a bit stiffer than the fabric I normally use, I will make it with straps which will tie around the back and thus give the top a bit more shape...
Paired with a denim pencil skirt and pretty pumps, it will be perfectly practical and pretty for many occasions!
This design is quite different to what I normally gravitate towards.
At the suggestion of a dear friend on my 'Feminine Apparel' post not too long ago, I will be making myself a skirt!
The pattern I intend to use is for a wrap skirt which is oh! So easy!
...I also bought beautiful red summer cotton which I will be using to make one of the shirts on my new pattern! *So exciting!*
I think it will look lovely when worn with the afore mentioned skirt and the charming earrings my sister has kindly made for me!
I am hoping to share a few photographs of the completed garments very soon!
...I am looking forward to some delightful personal sewing this week...once I have made a little bit more stock for the market!
Do come see the projects I have been busy with by paying me a visit at Heartmade ~ it is always so pleasant to have you!
Do you enjoy grocery shopping excursions...?
Have you been sewing anything lovely for yourself of late...?
Many sweet blessings on your week, dear friends!
~ She is clothed in fine linen and purple... Proverbs 31:22 ~