15 September, 2010

I am Sir Brian

I did it! I cut into my Nani Iro Fuccra!  Almost exactly two years ago I bought 2 yards at Purl Soho when we were in NY for my brother's wedding.  I loved the fabric sooo much but it's been languishing in my stash since then and I finally came to the realisation that it's because it just isn't a colour that I look good in.  It's the middle colour-way from the 2008 collection.

As soon as I acknowledged to myself that not being a pastel kind of person was ok, I also realised that there is someone in this household who is blond and blue-eyed, with peaches and cream skin, who would look utterly fabulous in it.  Mat! Haha. Just kidding sweetie.  It's Hazel of course. With the Kid's Clothes Week Challenge coming up I decided that it would be my project.  Hazel wanted a dress.  So I'm going to do Tina Given's Zigzag dress and I think it's going to look fah-bu-lus (darlings).

Tonight I cut into that Fuccra and it felt ok

Bad Sir Brian Botany

by A.A.Milne

Sir Brian had a battleaxe with great big knobs on.
He went among the villagers and blipped them on the head.
On Wednesday and on Saturday,
Especially on the latter day,
He called on all the cottages and this is what he said:
"I am Sir Brian!" (Ting-ling!)
"I am Sir Brian!" (Rat-tat!)
"I am Sir Brian,
"As bold as a lion!
"Take that, and that, and that!"


  1. I hope Hazel realises just how lucky she is! That fabric is so covetable. I've never come across Tina Given's patterns so I enjoyed having a look at her site too. Thanks for that.
    BTW, is it your sheer boldness with the scissors which makes you Sir Brian or is there something more to tell?

  2. I so get your boldness; I've got a few fabrics I'm too scared to cut into because i don't want to spoil them! But that's what they're made for, to be enjoyed out in the open air, appreciated by others, and hopefully mostly by Hazel :)



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