Monday, 9 May 2011
give me the song and i'll sing it like i mean it..
uh oh, i just came to write a post for today and realised that i had got so into the sewing this weekend that i forgot to take any outfit photos..i'm still really not feeeling so great, but have managed to have a good (and productive) wweekend in spite of the pain..
on friday night i went to the woman's house who is helping me with my dressmaking skills - i had cut out and tacked the darts on the bodice of the dress we had decided to tackle, in order that i could try it on for size and alter as necessary. i have a lot of 'homework' from the session, but in the end it will be worth it as i will be able to alter the actual paper pattern to make sure that in future when i make this dress it will fit me perfectly, which will cut down the hassle in the long run! when i got home i made some cards which i've been meaning to do for a while now - think these turned out rather well!
my saturday was spent at the showground overlooked by my house, at a scout and guide activity day..i went with my friend and a group of girls from her unit, and we spent the day doing all manner of exciting activities including kayaking on the river, rock-climbing and abseiling from the tower they had set up, rifle shooting, archery and orienteering..as well as a bit of time spent on the bouncy castle! despite the odd shower, it was a good day, and was being done as a bit of a practice for a camp which is planned for next summer, which i have volunteered to be on the planning committee for as another part of my QG award..
as i still wasnt' feeling that great, i spent my sunday mainly sewing, interspersed with housework..i managed to get a few projects finished which have been in the to-do pile for a while, like this skirt which a friend requested from the same fabric i made a dress from a while ago:
the only thing is that i tried it on and it fits me really well, and i maybe want to keep it :S but it's better off being sold to my friend to go towards my bills next month !
i also 'boshed my way' through the pile of alterations which have been sitting around since i had my wardrobe clearout - i was a bit choosy and picked the easy things, as i don't yet have an invisible zipper foot for my machine, and oreplacing zips will be a lot easier when i have one..but this dress i'm rather happy with:
i purchased it from ebay for 99p last year, mainly because i had bought a few other items from the same seller, and when it arrived i was a bit annoyed at how huge it was on me..i have taken it in at the sides and added some darts to the front and now it looks less like a sack and more like something i could wear when we next get some sun!
and then i began something else, using a dress pattern i haven't made from for years - it was the first pattern i ever bought, to work on when i was doing my dressmaking classes..i got the bodice / lining done before work this morning, so it shouldn't take too long before it's here in all it's finished glory!