Sun, Sewing and Sushi

It’s been so sunny here in Oxford! Finally able to get my head into floaty summer dresses and stop dreaming so much of chunky knit cardies. Anyone else got cotton lawn on the brain?

I had an eventful weekend shopping, watching the Boat Race (woo, we won!) and then making sushi with my friends. When I said in my first post that I might bring up food I hadn’t anticipated I wouldn’t make it past post 3 before mentioning it again, but when there’s sushi to show you, what’s a girl to do?  We had lots of fun making them and we were SO full afterwards – don’t they look delicious? We filled the maki (rolled up ones) with aubergine, avocado, tofu and omelette. Yum!

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Anyway, I may have had a lot on this weekend, but I still found time to sew up a simple summer dress. I wore it this afternoon to “road test” it and I think I still have some tweaks to do to it, but I’ll hopefully be able to post about it this week. I also had an online fabric binge this morning and ended up ordering this lovely organic knit from Birch Fabrics. I have spent so long with my Featherweight only being able to do straight stitch that I haven’t tried knit fabric, so I’m looking forward to giving it a go now I’ve got some zig-zag action! I’m thinking a t-shirt dress at the moment, or maybe a batwing top?

skinnychevcoralSo I’ve been thinking of doing Me Made May. I’ve been aware of this going on in sewing circles for a couple of years, but I’ve never had the time or the wardrobe to consider taking part myself. This year, though, I think I might be able to do it! I haven’t pledged yet because I’m still torn between the five day or seven day challenge. I have a little while to go, so I may see what garments come off the sewing bench in the next couple of weeks. I promise not to panic sew though, I know that’s not allowed!

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