I didn't realise how long it had been since I last updated! I would love to say I have lots of new things to show you but it's not the case. Over the last couple of days I have finished finished Holly Sawkins's party dress. The best part of making something for someone is seeing them in the garment jump up and down squealing "I love it I love it!" I'm so pleased she's so pleased with it! If I'm not back from the party too late tomorrow I shall put up a photo of it.
I have also been working on a leopard print dress. It's one of those projects that right from the start I've not been 100% into. The fabric is lovely but because it's satin it's all slippy and I'm finding it a bit of a nightmare to work with. Then my overlocker broke!! Was not impressed. Luckily all it needed was a good hammering so all is well now :) I just need to get my head down and do it and stop getting distracted...
One distraction was a new blog I stumbled across: http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/She is currently doing a self imposed challenge called Me-Made-March which is excellent and you should go check it out to find out what it's all about! I don't know about anyone else but when I come across a new blog I like, I read it from the start so I'm up to speed with what's going on. Zoe's was a delight to read; humorous, insightful and full of pictures. I think this is something I'll make a regular thing of doing, highlighting a blog that I really like.
Now I haven't just been reading blogs, a friend of mine has brought round a pile of vintage clothing for me to alter. Unpicking is a nightmare!! And the things she's brought round are really well made with multiple lines of stitching argh! So I have started tackling them.
I also started on a black rose print shift dress...I'm making it to my size because I might keep it! I can't really afford to keep it all for me so I might just prance about in front of the mirror for a while before we part ways.
And I know I have plenty of fabric to be getting on with, but I couldn't resist getting some more today. I would put up a photo but I can't find the lead for attaching my camera to my laptop. However from this secret material, I now have a full skirted dress and a just a full skirt in the pipeline. I also bought some excellent wool material that is actually part of my present for my Mum for Mothers day as I'm making her a pencil skirt out of it. I promise to get to work and finish things off so I can show you photos!
Other than that I've not been up to much. I did get told I had great style today by a random lady I passed which really lifted my spirits. I'd just thrown dungaree jeans on with a checked green shirt and a doo-rag so I didn't think I was looking all that great, how wrong was I!
I'm going to leave you now with a photo that was taken a couple of months ago at All Tore Up! which is an awesome 1950's record hop in Glasgow. Happens once a month on the first Saturday in Blackfriars basement so if you're about come! I work on the door so you'll be greeted by my smiley face :)
Hana, My Mum Sam, Me, Valarie, Ellie (and baby bump)
Until next time, take care.