I started back at uni last week. I did all my classes from home last semester because of the earthquake, which I actually quite enjoyed. Before I started back, I realised that there was a gap in my, admittedly rather substantial, wardrobe. I didn't have a plaid circle skirt. While, I pretty much only wear prints I seem to have overlooked the amazingness of a good plaid. In order to rectify this oversight, I quickly whipped up a skirt.
The fabric is some unknown fibre I got on trademe for cheap. It's probably a synthetic blend but it drapes really well. I used the circle skirt pattern that I drafted ages ago.
I'm holding my new hatbox. I bought a set of three of them on trademe the other day. They fit inside one another, which I love. I have an obsession with hat boxes but they are usually hard to find and expensive in NZ. Of course, I don't actually keep hats in them (that would be crazy right?), I use them for sewing patterns and notions.
The gloves are also new (to me). The lovely Helga von Trollop sent them to me to keep my mitts warm. I always have cold hands and feet in the winter, but they keep my fingers nice and toasty.
I have some more plaid sewing projects in the works, including a dress. I went slightly crazy buying plaid fabric to make up for lost time.