Have been home for about 3 weeks and I am a little out of sorts and not yet back into the routine. Mostly because we have been having work done on the house to repair the storm damage from last April and have been chasing people and staying home to have work done….. and I feel stupid doing photo shoots with tradies in the house.
After the meeting with Loes Hinse , I wanted what she had; a wardrobe of simple elegant clothes. So I ordered her new pattern the Madagascar Top, the older Cap Sleeve Dress and 3 pieces of cream fabric. I couldn’t wait for the delivery so I purchased a yummy cream knit from Rosemary at Chic Fabric to make another V-Neck Tunic with matching shawl. Here is the first tunic made in a wool. Sewed the top in an afternoon using Loes Hinse’s RTW techniques and wore it to dinner with friends. Both Sharon and Jenny loved it without me saying: “This is what I have been working on….”
I felt good in the Tunic. It was a blank canvas, perfect for the choker (above) that I purchased in Taxco Mexico. If ‘one piece is good, more must be better’ ……so, I did buy a few more pieces to go with projects and patterns for the future.
Taxco is a small colonial city where silver is mined and handcrafted into fine jewellery which is sold from tiny shops that are dotted all over the city. Jewellery making is the main tourist attraction in Taxco along with an amazing Church in the town square . I just could not resist owning some beautiful pieces and enjoyed talking with the jewellers about their designs and their different business models.
I did receive my order from Casual Elegance…..beautifully presented.
Pics of Taxco
More to come.