I had a couple of pieces of Missoni wool in my stash that I decided to make up for this trip.
First up is a jumper made from a classic Missoni chevron stripe. This fabric came from Tessuti, Sydney.
I only had a very small piece of fabric for this top which meant that the pattern didn’t match on the raglans. It took me a while to come to terms with this, but I’ve loved wearing the jumper so much that I no longer mind.
Obligatory back view, taken on the balcony of our apartment.
I love the chevron stripe so much that I wanted to keep it on the edges. The selvedge was like this, with some stray loopy threads
so, using some cream wool, I blanket stitched along the edges, giving quite a neat finish – although I seem to have chosen the least neat bit of blanket stitching for my photo, but you get the idea!
My other Missoni make was this dress. It is the same dress as the Lottie dress and this dress. I again bought the fabric in Tessuti and had something completely different in mind when I bought it, but really like this dress. I wore it to the Lion King when Bridgette took me for my Christmas gift, and we ate at the Hard Rock Cafe first.
This is the only other photo of me in the dress on this trip, I am sipping a mojito, with some eyes-closed delight, clearly!
Again, I was a bit short of fabric so had to cut the sleeves into two pieces to fit the dress pattern on. I think the seam down the sleeves is quite a nice design feature. I top stitched all the seams to add some detail to what I was afraid might have been a boring dress.
A couple of last shots from our London sojourn. This was a sunrise taken from our bedroom window.
and some street art, in an alleyway off Brick Lane. I found the street art so fascinating, although I notice that it still gets tagged which is rather annoying.
We are back at home now and it seems very strange looking back at my woollen makes when we are sweltering in the heat. I was just reflecting on my sewing over the last few months. I spent the winter sewing summer clothes for our Indian holiday, and the beginning of summer sewing winter clothes for this holiday. I am looking forward to doing some season appropriate sewing!