Thursday, 17 February 2011
Sew Weekly: Seeing Red
See what I'm doing there? I made a loveheart with my fingers and I'm looking at you cause I love you. LOLZ!
You may have seen my post go up yesterday at The Sew Weekly, but if you're just a casual visitor to my blog, I've been contributing to Mena's blog for just this year, and every week we settle on a theme and make up a garment in that theme. It's really fun and there's a bit of a fun sew a long following too. Go along and check it out if you're keen!
I'm really enjoying the challenge of a slower paced sewing environment. My sewing in previous years would be to list 5 things I wanted to finish by the weekend, sew like crazy, make them a bit half arsed in the process, and then get stressed when I didn't finish them. So with The Sew Weekly, I'm pacing out the deciding what to make, the fabric/pattern connections, the cutting, the joining and then the details all over a week, and it's really relaxing!
This dress is one of my faves of the year so far, it's a heavy synthetic shiny fabric (from Lincraft, but I used it for my friend's Music Award Dress, and had HEAPS leftover, just checked this archives and it is a gabardine fabric.) and kinda floaty but full in the gathered skirt.
I gotta run to work now, but I'll talk more about it and the AMAZING bolero tomorrow! I just wanted to show you some extra photos now! Husbie took the photos, using light from a street lamp, and his own camera flash, but the sun had *just* gone down and we're hanging at DOCKLANDS. It looks mysterious like it's somewhere AMAZING in the background, but it's just shipping yards!
Talk soon, have a great Thursday! xoxo