Tuesday, 19 July 2011


I'd like to say I've been busy busy busy since my last post (gosh almost three weeks ago!). I'd like to say I've been churning out projects like there's no tomorrow. Alas, not so much.

I've been slacking a bit since my last post. Yes, I have been out and about, climbing (definitely getting better), taking my first Zumba class (a lot of fun), going to the theatre (Betrayal at the Comedy Theatre and Lord of the Flies at Regents Park Open Air Theatre) and generally mozy-ing about London town, but I've found myself being a bit lazy on the sewing front.

I've tried to do a bit of sewing, honestly I have. I managed to tick off one of the items from my To Do list, and whacked out Simplicity 6795:

I haven't managed to get the little one to try it on yet, but hopefully (please cross your fingers for me) it will fit. Personally, I think it's adorable, and if it was slightly bigger (ahem, a lot), I'd wear it.

The pattern was super easy to follow, and if it does fit her, I'm sure I'll be using it again.

I also attempted to knock another project off the list with the Ceylon dress. However, this did not go according to plan...

So near and yet so far.

I'm really proud of the dress so far, all the edge stitching is so neat, and I made my very first attempt at making my own and inserting piping. And I think it looks pretty good. The buttons will be white to match the piping. However before doing the button holes I tried it on. And yep, you've probably guessed it. It doesn't. quite. fit.

So that's another project for the UFO box. I did however buy some black bias tape rather than attempt to make my own again, so aim to have the Macaron dress finished by the end of the week. Hurrah!

And as much as I'd like to show you the finished project, I won't be able to. The epic failure of the week, above that of the not fitting dress, was the breaking of my camera.

Despite having survived being dropped in a Blue Lagoon cocktail 2 years ago, my camera finally succumbed to old age on Sunday. It had nothing to do with me dropping it on it's lens. Nothing at all.

x Twitchy x