Good morning! Blimey, the past two weeks have been busy, busy, busy, but all the action has been behind the scenes, so there's not much to show for it I'm afraid. First of all I've been pattern testing for two different companies, which has been really exciting. I love pattern testing, it's such a privilege to get a glimpse of an idea at the testing stages and such a thrill when all the different elements of a pattern slot together successfully. Both patterns should be released within the next few weeks and I can't wait to share my versions with you.
I've also been working on a large bag order for Rosy Rosie, which has kept me out of trouble. Shopping bags, drawstring bags, wash bags, make-up bags, you name it, I've been making them.
Anyway, once my bag making and pattern testing duties were finished, I had a bit of time to scour Pinterest looking for spring sewing inspiration. That's when I discovered the new Kate Spade Capri Collection and nearly cried on the spot - it's all absolutely PERFECT. And before you ask, no, I have no affiliation with Kate Spade whatsoever (if only!) - I've just fallen hard for her latest collection. But if you happen to be married to me and you're reading this, my birthday is only a few weeks away! Just saying…
I seriously covet these Riviera style sweaters. Look at the little bow on the neck and the sleeve detail on this striped top…..
….and the lemons on the front of this one….
She's used a few different colours throughout - some blues and corals - but as you've probably guessed, it's the yellow and white pieces which jump out at me. There's something wonderfully summery about that particular colour combination - just look at this gorgeous fifties style lemon print dress! Anybody seen any lemon fabric on their travels?!!
Oh yes, mustn't forget the bags!!…..
I'm definitely smitten! Have a great weekend. x