Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Meet my soon-to-be new wardrobe

A wee little while ago I went shopping, and picked up this:

... with the intention of making myself three variations of these:

Vogue 8184

So far, so good. But then I thought: Hark! I'll also need a wee little cardigan or two to go with my cute summer dresses.

So into the city I went. I had four criteria the cardigans had to meet: [1] They had to be green and red, to match the dresses; [2] they needed to be made out of natural fibres; [3] ideally made in Australia by an Australian company (gotta watch those clothing miles); and [4] they needed to be cute! And wearable!

I looked. And I looked. And then I looked some more. Now, if you are in the market for a nylon yellow very uncute cardigan with bows and frills and frippery of all sorts adorning it, I'm your girl. I know exactly where to find one. Or many. For they were in every single bloody shop. And all made in China, to boot (may I now ask, when did Australia stop producing knitwear?) And they all cost in the vicinity of $120 plus.

Now, in the words of Mary Poppins, that will never do! So I turned to the trusty internets. And what did I find?

I found Cherry! Cherry is the creation of the incredibly talented Anna of My Fashionable Life (and what a fashionable life it appears to be!). Now, run, don't walk, to the link, and have a click clickety click. Trust me, she's a beauty! Seriously - how cute is this cardi? It's sweet, and summery, and modern yet kinda vintage. Sigh. Just exactly - but exactly! - what I was looking for.

So of course I needed to run out and buy some of this:

So if you see a girl wearing a cute summer dress with a cute summer cardi in the yarn and fabric shown above, chances are it'll be me, so come on over and say hello. I have a feeling that it's going to be a splendid summer!


  1. wish I could knit or sew clothes :( it all looks adorable! Guess I will need to have some more patience sewing patterns...

  2. Such beautiful fabric and yarn! The colours are stunning.

  3. ooooh, exciting! the cardi pattern is indeed perfecto - can't wait to see your finished ensembles : )

  4. Oh the green and red cotton looks lovely. I cant wait to see the finished outcomes with the dresses you plan on making too.


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