Monday, September 01, 2008

Little Joy

I went shopping alone for a few hours on Saturday with very little success. I went with a very open mind, looking for everything from underwear to everyday wear to special clothes for our anniversary trip in a couple of months. I managed to buy clothes for both girls, a couple of Christmas presents and five el cheapo tshirts for everyday home wear. I did manage to buy one quality item, but I'd seen them in a mag and only had to go into the shop and buy my size. Cool though no?
I came home so disillusioned. I just don't see anything I like. I've never been a very enthusiastic shopping, but now it's not a matter of seeing things I can't afford, I just don't see anything I like. I am excited about Seed Femme coming online in October, as I love their clothes for the girls and have high hopes they'll stock things I love. So, trying another direction yesterday, I went online and bought these two patterns. I haven't sewn for myself since high school although do so regularly for the girls. I love aline skirts and find them hard to find, and I thought the top looked cute. If anyone's made from these patterns, let me know if there are any quirks.

13 comments:

Leah said...

I am really intertested in the Seed Femme range - do you have any more details?

Pina said...

Lovely shoes! I like them round!

You know, there are days when there is nothing nice you see in the shops and there are days when there's plenty. Perhaps you will just need to go again some other day. Or perhaps there are so many nice things on Internet that eventually we can't find them in the shops?

It is time for some winter shopping at this part of the world. I just wonder where will I buy shoes for myself, those nice sturdy round leather shoes?...

ella kelly said...

Those shoes are great!

About the Amy Butler pattern -- I've read here and there in blogs that attaching the yoke is a little finicky -- sounds like directions are a little lacking there or confusing. But everyone who's made it sounds happy in the end. Good luck!

I know what you mean about shopping. When I can shop -- have a little dough -- I don't find anything. When I MUSTN'T shop, I find gorgeousness and great deals. Yikes!

Stacy said...

OOOOhhh, what company makes the shoes? I like 'em!

Lindsay said...

I love your new shoes, are they Camper?

Like ella kelly said it's always the same with clothes shopping, when you're not looking or can't afford the shops are full of lovely things, but when you go on a serious shop you see nothing.

Is it maybe too early in the season yet, I know that most of the shops here don't have their full quotient of new stock and still have the dregs of their summer sales hanging around.

Kym said...

What great shoes! It's a pity you didn't have much luck otherwise. I hope I have better luck today when I go Father's Day shopping with two littlies in tow and no clues as to what to buy.

I came across that tunic pattern on someone's blog a while ago and there were many links in the comments to finished products. Everyone seemed pleased with the outcome, but sorry that I can't remember whose blog it was. The skirt looks nice too.

cindy said...

I have the same problem shopping for myself now. I think it is hard to find something that is a nice shape, but not too old or too young. I too resorted to sewing my own skirts. It is always nice to get a compliment for something you have made.
Those shoes are fabulous!!

Emily said...

You can sometimes find really nice stuff at op-shops - which is a bit of a gamble, I know - but yesterday, for example, I went to the Vinnies in Hawthorn and they had a few really nice A-line skirts (just not my size!)

Sarah said...

Oh we all have shopping trips like that. What annoys me most is the few moments child free gets wasted and unproductive. SIgh. But at least you did see and buy something for someone... Christmas - oh my!

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Wow, those shoes are DARLING! What brand are they and where did you get them???

Linnea said...

Those are such dainty shoes! I'm always looking for some like that... but most don't seem to fit me, or they end up looking clunky on my feet. Darn!
xox,
Linnea

Prudence said...

Those *are* cute shoes! I know how you feel - I tried to do some winter coat and boot window shopping for myself and two little girls today (online) and found barely anything that was affordable and cute. Actually, nothing affordable!

I guess I'm completely in the beetroot (as you call it - just "beets" here) and pineapple camp then - although, to tell the truth I could take or leave the beet part of it!

jennie lynn said...

well, as to the amy butler patterns - I made the top and found once I'd already attached the yoke that the shirt was simply too wide. It's hard to get an idea for how it's going to fit until the yoke is attached. Now, it's possible that I should have measured even more carefully. good luck!