Friday, July 26, 2013

A bit of sewing and a stroll on the promenade...

We are at the coast again, having come down here on Monday, and as usual I have brought with me all of my sewing gear and lots of fabric to work with.  I think my husband despairs of me sometimes because when we left here to go home the week before last, I said "I'm leaving this big bag of fabric here so that next time I won't need to bring any!" Yeah right!  I brought another large shopping bag full....he'll have a fit when he sees how much will need to go home again!!

Oh well!  So I've been sewing on our deck, I am much more 'productive' here as I love sewing outside rather than in my sewing/dolly room which, being a typical old Spanish house in a town, is quite dark....and rather cluttered with all my 'stuff'!!  I much prefer to sit here in the sunshine and sew to my hearts content.  I have made two outfits so far.  But I also spent quite a bit of time making some patterns from scratch.  I wanted something simple but that I could make as plain or as fancy as I wished.  I ended up with three different patterns....a simple A-line tunic/dress/top, a pair of capri trousers with openings on both sides at the waist, and a dress pattern to use with knit fabric. 

I used the capri pants pattern and the A-line one to make this very simple outfit for Gabrielle, my brunette with the Shelly repainted eyes.  I think this girl has a slightly more 'mature' look than my other girls, so she along with Ellory, my 'waif' redhead, might end up wearing different styles of clothing to the others. 

Today we went out to lunch in Nerja and I decided to take Gabrielle with us.  She wanted to wear her new outfit and have some photos taken.  It was very hot in Nerja, touching 40C, so I kept her well covered up whilst we were in the town, except for a few photos taken of her in front of the massive bouganvillia plants growing wild in the carpark there.  You'll see I added a headscarf to keep her head covered in the sunshine!



We then drove towards home, taking the scenic route along the coast.  As we drove through a small town called Lagos, I decided to stop the car and take some more photos of her by the sea.  It was sooooo quiet because it was during the siesta and in the summer months, most people do indeed take a nap inside in the cool instead of staying out in the sunshine...like us crazy Brits!!







Tomorrow I will take some photos of Jojo in her new outfit too!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I love the summer, it is my favourite season!

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful outfit.
    I love the summer too but wish ours was as predictable as yours!
    Looking forward to seeing your other outfit - I really admire your talents and your fresh eye on Sasha clothes.

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    1. Thanks so much Rosie, I'm glad you like the outfit! I was going to take photos today of Jojo in her new outfit, but there were a lot of people about, being a Saturday, so I was a chicken! Hopefully tomorrow!
      Yes, we are lucky in that our weather is pretty stable in the summer months....thank goodness! I often say that I couldn't go back to saying "If it's nice at the weekend..."!!

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  2. Just love the outfit and your Shelly repaint girl - did I miss her arrival? She really is gorgeous and the little top and capris suit her so well.

    I just love the sea and so miss living beside it. Perhaps one day I will be lucky enough to live near the sea again.

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! No, you didn't miss her arrival, this is the Brunette in Pink Dress that I got a few months ago on Ebay. I sent her to Shelly for her eyes to be repainted and now she looks like a completely different girl! I'm very happy with her new look!
      I love being by the sea, I don't think I could go very long without coming down here to the coast.

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    2. What a difference Shelly has made - isn't she just the best now!

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    3. Thanks Lorraine! Yes, I really like what Shelly has done. I'm a fan of how she does the eyes....I think they are very nicely done and suit the dolls, she has a way of painting that doesn't detract from their original beauty!!

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  3. Oh wow, super outfit and scenery. Sewing outside, now that is a nice thought. Sometimes I sew at the dining room table which has a lovely view of our back garden, but I have not taken it outside.

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    1. Thanks so much DollMum, glad you like it! I think you should give the outside sewing a try whilst you have good weather because the light is so much better, and the fresh air is great too! However, I think your view sounds very nice too!

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  4. LOVE IT!and Gabrielle looks so beautiful in it, just love how Shelly's painted her eyes :)
    and yet again a lovely set of SEA photo's , you know how to make it hurt!! :( Lol
    You are very talented Sharon and have some lovely fabric's.

    And sewing outside...may have to try that...well once I actually try the sewing inside first !! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Dee, glad you like her and her outfit. I have sooo many photos of the sea, it really is my favourite view...although I like looking at the mountains too, just prefer being by the sea!
      Yes, definitely recommend sewing outside....you knit and crochet though don't you? You could easily do that outside and you have such a beautiful garden to do it in!!

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  5. A vision of loveliness! Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside, oh! I do like to be beside the sea.......:)

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    1. Oh I do like to stroll upon the prom prom prom .... where the brass band plays... flamenco!!!
      Thanks Ronny, Glad you like it!

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  6. I'm most impressed with your latest Sasha outfits not to mention your photography!

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    1. Awww thanks so much Kendal, glad you like the photos and the outfits!

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