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!