Park West

I’ve finished the Park West pattern by Sew Sweetness just in time to enter the Sew Mama Sew competition (it’s all about SMS this week). It does use quite a lot of fabric and I was ill prepared, so it’s made with a mixture of fabrics, a dalmatian print (thanks Ange for the extra bit I needed) and a stripy red for linings, a bit of Comma for inside the pocket and the trim, plus a tiny bit of blue scrap for the tabs and some upholstery weight Ikea stripy stuff for the main body and strap (even though the strap should be contrasting), which meant I didn’t have to use any additional interfacing other than the soft and stable.

It is 13″ tall, by 18″ wide.

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In other news I got some awesome scraps from Di in the casual swap thing I posted about a few weeks ago, and I also got my first of two Fat Quarter Shop Black Friday purchases.


Fletcher is a bit under the weather at the moment, I think it’s partially due to the invasion of Gwen (have I mentioned that’s the name of our new dog? I can’t remember) and his illness getting worse. He is sighing and squeaking a bit, leaving puddles in the house, not enjoying his walks, eating a lot less and is about half the weight he used to be, as well as seemingly growing a secondary tumour on his skin just above his kidney. With a front door being replaced as it’s broken and a possible sink plumbing job on the way (situation developing as I type) plus Christmas (and my new engagement ring back from resizing next weekend), the vets could actually break the bank so I’m really hoping it will settle down for him until at least January, otherwise I can foresee that we’ll be off for some doggy painkillers in the Christmas break.


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