Saturday, 10th October 2009
Hey, this is my first post ever. Scary! I'm new at this whole blogger thing, so we'll just see how it all goes. My motive in producing this blog is to keep a record of all my sewing and knitting efforts. I've made myself so many garments over the years, most of which have gone the way of the "hamper in the sky" (ie. Good Sammys bin) and I have no record of those hours and hours of planning, pinning, cutting, basting sewing... Ok, Ok, unpicking too. I'm not young or trendy, well a little trendy I hope, but I'm still working on my own personal style. Speaking of Good Sammys, I also love to shop there too!
My first picture I'm posting is of a cocktail dress I made about two years ago, using New Look pattern 6699. The only adjustments I made were to reshape the back bodice to be a "proper" one piece bodice as opposed to the rather sundressy two piece back bodice in the pattern with adjustable straps. The dress is made of coffee/black lace over cream silk, from Fabulous fabrics. I've loved it and worn it quite a lot. The necklace is my own design and also selfmade, from a beading fad I went through.
Thanks to my son Sam for taking the photo, next on my list is to work out how to use the timer on our camera, big challenge for a technophobe like me.
Shoes, Micam by Joanne Mercer, bought at Hobbs