This post covers the me made items packed in my suitcase between May 20th and 28th!
I’ve been in Portugal taking some relaxation time!
Back to reality with a bump. I landed in the UK Tuesday and I was back in work yesterday.
Although it’s a short work week for me I have plenty planned so thought I better get my me mades onto the blog sharpish!
Day 20: I flew in my green bias stripe top. Not pictured as it was 7am and I was a wee bit sleepy.
Day 21. This dress will now be called the “when are you due?” dress after a ludicrous man asked me this twice when I wore it out. To be fair I had just eaten three courses… but still! He then turned to the barman and said “That’s what we call a ‘gaffe’ in England”.
Day 23: This is the first dress I ever made. Its got terrible construction compared to recent makes but I love it. Lovely colours and mystical optical illusions going on to make my waist look so small.
Day 27: This is my nautical-inspired braided headband. I keep meaning to do a tutorial for this one. Its jaunty and I love it.
Day 28: my heading home outfit. Arrrgh I have to wear jeans again!!
Just five items and a few repeats here I’m afraid. Why the hell haven’t I made more sundresses?! If I had made a beach cover-up I’d be owning it this week. Only a few more days of May to go!!
I’ll leave you with some more holiday pics.
After a super busy week (and a bit) I’m back in business with some sewing!! Firstly I’ll say Portugal was lovely and hot and relaxing.
When I got back I went to my Little Fro’s second graduation!
Super proud of him. He got a distinction don’tcha know. Look at him in his cap and gown, so dashing.
Then on Friday I got whisked off to A BALL! Yep you heard me. I’m kind of gutted that I couldn’t make a ball gown but as I was only given 3 days notice I couldn’t really have whipped one up. Really it was amazing to be invited at all!
The ball was part of a charity golf day and dinner with Bedfords that Jimi and his work colleagues were attending (as they manage the marketing for the company). We had a slap up dinner, then there was a raffle and auction before the dancing started.
OH MY THE DANCING!
Jimi and I tore up the floor. His work colleagues were in awe as they’ve never seen his unbelievable dancing before. I am well aware how good his is and use it to my advantage, dragging him up every two mins. At one point it was just the two of us, spinning and quick-stepping around. Legendary night.
And then the weekend arrived and I raced back to my sewing table!! Hence the name of the post.
It’s all gone a bit pink and fruity here in the flat.
First off I got a new sewing pattern off eBay. Now isn’t this a cute little number?!
Look at that grapefruit pink! It totally works on the blonde fox on the envelope. She’s so chic… I’m jealous.
But what the heckers fabric should I use?
It doesn’t tell me anywhere on the envelope or pattern sheets what fabric to use.
I’m kind of guessing some kind of opaque polyester?! (As there’s no lining instructions.) Possibly thinking red and white polka dot…..
Secondly, I’m working on a top for next weekend’s night out. It’s Sewing Sarah’s birthday drinks in Saltaire.
I have some lovely raspberry chiffon and I’m making New Look 6962 view D without the tie.
I hate chiffon. Well I hate sewing it. I love wearing it. Quite the dilemma.
I’ve made good progress already. I altered the front bodice so I don’t have to wear a top underneath like my star-print top.
Then finally I’m starting on a secret strawberry project. All I’ll say is that if it goes to plan it’ll be a treat for someone nice and I might put a tutorial up as well.
Time to log off and watch more Wilfred season 2 (omg that show is hilarious, watch it) while tidying up the sewing corner! Turrah for now!