Thursday, 15 August 2013

Excited !!

Much ?!?

I already bought new fabric !! 
(I had too ! Who carries 3.5 m of (the same) fabric in their stash ?!) 
It's in the wash right now, and I'm hoping to trace the pattern to sew at the weekend :) 

Love everyone's versions of this dress.... I been stalking like mad !! I literally can't stop looking for it online. Such a pretty little number. I'm sure ill have to make like a billion adjustments, but I exactly fit the measurements for one of the sizes, so I feel a tiny bit hopeful that this may be the dress that fits me out of the packet. A girl can dream right ;) 

By the way - Jackie ! You get the skirt. I have tried to email you a few times using the address you gave me but my mail keeps getting returned. Please mail me your details so I can send it out to you.


Sunday, 11 August 2013

A day out

I cant believe the weekend is already gearing down to meet the dawn of a new week. To make sure I didn't spend the entire weekend inside (I should be working on assignments !) I accompanied Mr P on a trip to Siblyback Lake.

He likes to go wake-boarding there. 

They have a cable thingy that goes around and around, dragging extremely happy folks behind it. 

I stayed on terra firma this time.
(I stay in terra firma EVERY TIME with wake boarding, as I don't remember being very good at it, and I have images of face plants into the water, watched by an audience literally hanging of your every move).

Maybe next time :-)

The cable park is pretty cool though....

Mr P likes it A LOT.

But if you prefer your engagement with water to be from a distance, you can always bob over to the cafe for an ice cream, and a bit of a sit down :-)

The day was overcast, but somehow my face feels warm from the sun. It was a good day spent getting ready for Sundays evil twin - commonly known as Monday.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

FO - Gerties pencil skirt (again !)

But this is the last one for a while....

Unfortunately I don't wear it !

In the fabric shop the colour of the fabric was a beautiful teal. When I sewed it up its was bottle green and looks like a school skirt ! How the heck does that happen ?!?

Plus I usually like natural fabrics, but this baby is definitely flammable. I was forced into buying it for its beautiful colour. Which then turned somehow into a school skirt.

Epic FAIL.

Ah well you live and learn.

I learnt for the second time how to hand sew a button hole. I also learnt how to perfectly match a button.
I continued to hone my hand picked zipper application.

Ugh ! Its hurting my eyes.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Give away - Simplicity 2451

Hiiii and a very happy Saturday 

I've no sewing planned as I have 2 assignments to write ! Boo !!

But, just because I can't have any fun, doesn't mean you shouldn't ;) 

I have a give away for you. The awesome simplicity skirt 2451 in size 4-12. This is for 1 new and uncut pattern. 

I must admit I bought the larger pattern for myself, but for some reason I've not had much luck in getting it finished ! which is gutting as I love this pattern. Maybe ill try again sometime. 

All you need to do to is leave me a comment by uk time 5pm on the 12th August. It would be good to hear about your worst sewing disaster, or, the one that got away !! 

 Obvs I'll ship to anywhere on the planet :) 


K xxx