Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WOYWW - well the floor in this case......

My mum thinks I am bonkers, I have been hoarding boxes for a few months, this morning we have built a castle! At the front the draw bridge goes across the moat........ A very happy little fella is playing inside while being 'subjected' to the best of Def Leppard :)

In other news I did make my first piece of clothing using my new (I am in love) Jenome sewing machine. If you want more info check out the previous post. For more actual desks hop on over to the queen of desks, Julia Dunnit at the Stamping Ground.


Saturday, 18 August 2012

I made something at last

Well it seemed like a very long dry spell, I guess it is inevitable if you are so creative day in day out that suddenly you find your mojo has up and left. So how did I get mine back? 2 things, first I got a pattern I really liked, the bebe dress from Sew Serendipity, now it wasn't all plain sailing I am bigger cuddlier than even the xxl size covered but with the help of a book and a blog or 2 I managed to resize the pattern and using an old cotton bed sheet of my parents hand sewed a mock of the bodice and a sleeve :) and it worked! The next thing was I came across an ex-demo model of the sewing machine I really wanted, I am so broke now I old cry (but I do have enough material for 3 more projects so it is not all doom and gloom) and I love it, it made such a difference to my sewing it is amazing, hopefully I will get some tutoring come September and with Timothy starting school more availability.........

So what did I make? Well it is not all perfect, but I am very proud of it and I love the material, made me feel so happy to wear it the other day :)

Ok so I hope these photo's work, hedgehogs :D the second picture is just designed to show a close up of top stitching on neckline and sleeve (round the hem to) and the inverted pleat on the skirt (one on the back and one on the front). The dress is more generous than needed because while I don't mind sewing a zip I sure as hell can't be bothered trying to do one up at the back! Oh and it comes just above my knees (so I can finally crack out the 3/4 leggings!)