Sunday, 21 November 2010

Winter clothing

Goodness, it's been a lazy weekend here at Chez Taylor-Dyce. The in-laws are arriving tomorrow for a 3 day trip so yesterday and today have been spent cleaning the flat, but beyond that nothing much has been happening. I've been working on Mum and Dad's Christmas blanket and some other little presents, watching The West Wing (for the second time) and last night attended a lovely cocktail party at Franca's, of Oranges and Apples fame. First mulled wine of the season!

I should really be cracking on with the studying, it's only 3 and a half weeks until my Christmas exam, but I'm caught up with lectures for the first time in my entire studying life so although I should be starting to go back through my notes in preparation, it's hard to get motivated when there's knitting and an open fire...

Recently I've been feeling the need to get back into sewing clothes, I'm very inspired by Tasia over on Sewaholic.net (and super excited for the impending Pendrell blouse pattern!) and Mena over on The Sew Weekly. Unfortunately I won't be able to indulge this urge until after Christmas but in the meantime, I thought I'd bring you my favourite sewing fixes from Etsy...

I've had Sandmaiden in my favourites for a while now, but when these felted wool leggings popped up I fell head over heels. So warm and snuggly and so comfortable, you could wear them under skirts and dresses or sleep in them or just wear them around the house, so many possibilities. Definitely in my favourites for when I (eventually) have some money!

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This asymmetric dress tunic from Linaline also fulfills my criteria of being warm, comfortable and stylish. Perfect for the winter!

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What an unusual idea! It's a sweater that can also been worn as a cowl! From Max Melody.

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5 comments:

Amanda Boyd said...

thank you! i love both of those sweaters, good picks! - Sandmaiden

Christina said...

That cowl idea is so interesting, I'd love to buy a regular cowl and try it out. Good luck with all your crafty projects! :)

Amy said...

Thanks to both of you for your lovely comments! :-)

Rob said...

Wooow!! I love the cowl!!!
By the way, hello! I like your blog so much! Hope I'll find some time to post about crafts and stuff on my blog too.

Bye!

Amy said...

Hello Rob! Thanks for your nice comment, I checked out your blog but sadly I don't speak Italian :-( I'll be looking at the lovely photos for sure though!