Monday, August 3, 2009

Testing Testing 1 2 3 again

After a day at the markets on Saturday, I was itching to do some sewing yesterday. So, I got out of bed, made coffee, and started whipping up this extremely cute Specs Case (in my pyjamas).

It's another new pattern from Nikki at Nicole Mallalieu Design which will be available very very soon. I used a vintage floral pillowcase teamed with a spotty print that I picked up from Amitie.

I think the thing that I love the most about this one is that I can use it for my big Blowfly Oroton sunglasses, or alternatively, I can actually probably fit at least two pairs of my normal everyday glasses - which then means that I can carry all of my different coloured glasses in my handbag at all times, and then just change colours to suit my mood.... and it's so much prettier than the ugly plastic cases that they give you at the optometrist!

33 comments:

Jenny said...

It is quite lovely and useful too-the fabrics you have used go so well together-very cheery

Kylie B said...

Oh wow LOVE it, LOVE the fabric!

Cindy said...

I love it when you can just look at a picture and know that it is a curly pops, so bright and cheery. She is so clever that Nikki. It looks so good - great sewing!

dorothybills said...

Love the colours! I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes sews in her pj's!! Eleesa

Cute as Buttons said...

I thought PJs were the required uniform for sewing! I think it looks quite swish. Great job! I am a bit nervous about taking on that kind of project. Lisa.

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh I do love it! I need a sunnies case too! Will you be at the Leinster Grove Market again in early September? Can I buy one off you then?

Stacey said...

I love it...the colors are wonderful. Love the snap top...that is brilliant

Tania said...

Niiice. Great colour combo. And can't think of any reason why you wouldn't stay in your pyjamas ALL day on Sundays. (Sunday being the day of rest/pyjamas and all).

citrus daisy said...

I think I want this pattern. I have being watching Nikki's progress with it. But I love your colour combo's so fantastic....

Stacy said...

LOVE! Great fabrics and great case!

daylesford organics said...

Looks fantastic. Those colours and patterns work so well together.

Maree said...

Love the Fabrics...Great Size too.
Nice to know Someone Else sews in their PJ's...
cheers

Gina said...

I LOVE IT. Such a useful size, and your fabric choices are inspired.

Sandi said...

Brilliant! Great colours as always! and can hold more than one pair - even better!

Linda said...

I love it Cam I might have to even try one myself for my specs, I have so far shyed away from framed purses thinking they will be too hard

Fran-lovelylittlesweetpeas said...

yummy - I love it, those fabrics look great together

Tinniegirl said...

It looks fantastic. You'd better be careful - you're getting in a bit of a groove with all these patterns.

Annie said...

Love it, you've done a terrific job!

Selina said...

super cute. love your fabric combination.

bubbachenille said...

I hope the finished product is available to buy from Nicole or is it only in kit or pattern form ?

Jennifer Rose said...

its very pretty. But I'd be afraid the glasses would get bent if the case isn't a little rigid to protect them. Is it? :)

Nikki said...

Love ya work - thanks so much for being guinea pig again.

Just to answer a few people's questions (and take the burden off you, Cam!),the kit should be ready by this Wednesday. There is some structural support in the purse - although it's not rigid. It's really designed to protect against scratches, not crushes.

Katy said...

That is super cool, your fabric combo is very funky!! I am going to work on your header this week!!

Ulla said...

Too bad I don't need a case for my glasses, because I wear them all the time. Your fabrics look so cute together!

Julia said...

Fantastic! Where do you buy the clasp for the case?

Bellgirl said...

Ooh niiiice! I think I need to make me one of them. Love the spots!

Stacey said...

I too have a big pair of those Oroton specs and the case they came with is bloody huge! Too big for my handbag so I usually just pop them in a side pocket, and invariably throw my keys on top of them. I need to get myself a cute little case.
Yours is gorgeous!

meg d said...

Love it! Colour combintion, shape, patterns, size... surely with adding buckram or two layers of buckram, wouldn't that allow for a little more rigidity to protect the glasses a little more?

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Its very cute - the test was obviously a huge success! I will have to buy the pattern when it comes out too. My sunglasses have a ridiculously large and heavy case.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love the orange fabric... It certainly is very retro. Definitely beats those hideous leather cases my granddad uses... ewe!!

xo Steph

Spin Spin said...

That's so great and love the fabric combo! I need to get that pattern when it's released - would also be good for my sunglasses, which never fit in any cool cases...

JuliaB said...

That's really lovely! I wish I could be a tester!! That means I have to live in Aus .. well it could be arranged!! xx

Karin said...

That orange is so bright and fun, I love it!