Monday, 24 May 2010

Playing catch up

Wow, I am really behind on my blogging!
The weekend before last my fella and I went to another wedding for one of his school friends - that's four in the past six months - weddings I mean, we haven't been to all of them.  It was a pretty cold day but clear and sunny so I needed to layer up the Gossip Girl dress since I am always the first to get cold!

The hem looks a bit wonky but I promise it isn't  - it must be the wind.

I also realised that I never posted a picture of me actually wearing this coat.

I made it for my birthday 2 years ago now and have had so much wear from it.  It's McCalls 5525, which has been a bit of a winner all around - loads of people have made it Erica B was one of the first I saw (although I thought she made a fab yellow version as well but I can't find it now), Gertie made a black version which is coincidentally quite similar to mine, and the Selfish Seamstress has made two awesome versions here and here.  And those are just the versions I can remember off the top of my head.  If you don't have this pattern then I would advise you do so, it's so versatile!  I just wish I'd used heavier interfacing in the collar, and made the dinky pockets bigger.  Oh well, live and learn I suppose.

I am on holiday from work at the moment with the aim of having a proper sewcation.  All I seem to have done is housework though...although that is not entirely true since I did finish the houndstooth coat, I'll post some pics as soon as I can arrange a photo shoot. I've also cut out two tops and traced two skirt patterns.   I set myself the rather ambitious goal of completing six projects while on holiday - it's doable, as long as I don't do any more housework!

In other news I think my new car arrives on Thursday.  It is not quite what I had before, since that was a limited edition, but I have had to battle every step of the way.  If the insurance company had their way I wouldn't have even been able to replace my brand new car with 6,000kms on the clock with a 3-year old one with 100,000kms... but I'm not angry - much.

1 comment:

Colette said...

you look stunning...what a wonderful dress you created. love it!