Been a newish blogger I’m always extemely late to the party.
The only Victoria I knew was a cake filled with buttercream, but you guys were all wearing yours as blazers!
But hell no! Not this time. I’m gonna be banging on the door and the wine won’t even have chilled!
I happened to sign up for an alert from Colette for their new pattern release. So when I received the email yesterday, with 20% off, how could a girl resist the stunning Dahlia Frock!?
Unlined (I can live with that)
Their description on their website obviously has a lot more adjectives, (HERE) but I need to move on.
Last night was spent printing and taping, I only printed out version 1 (above) but sooooo many pages!
I woke up at 6am. The wind was howling outside.
I should have been playing golf (it’s Tuesday so that’s what I do if I’m not working), but not in this weather. After a couple of texts my days was set.
AND HERE WE HAVE MY NEARLY FINISHED, HOPEFULLY VERY WEARABLE, MUSLIN! (and a hungry family – sorry no pictures of them!)
The fabric is blue linen (1.5m remnant on ebay about £4) , and the contrast plaid is leftover from my niece’s 1/2 circle skirt I made last year. The linen creases like mad, looks worse in the photos, but presses beautifully.
Sorry the pix are a bit naff, but it’s dark, late, and I’m drinking wine. I promise when it’s finished i’ll have some amazing better ones.
Hopefully I’ll finish it tomorrow. But it’s my sister’s birthday Friday and I’ve promised her a Coco Top, and I’ve not bought the fabric yet. I’m going to Dewsbury tomorrow. Lucky Fabrics is only open on Market day which is Wednesday and Saturday. Dewsbury really is worth a visit. There’s a few places to visit, very reasonable cheap, and there’s a train station. Heard of Fabworks? HUGE shop (only open Mon-Fri, but sometimes Saturdays). Sells everything except stretch cotton sateen! Not got an online shop but worth a visit. They had a coach load of women there 2 weeks ago!! Can you imagine! Hey, it might’ve been you lot!!
Anyone fancy a day out!?
PS It’s nice to be back. I’ve not been anywhere in particular. Reading your goings ons, lots of sewing, but not had chance to blog. Tho I’m not apologising, cos you probably haven’t even missed me! x