Well I am just emerging from the dust and mess after having my floors redone. It would have been far easier to move out for a few days, but since accommodation & storage (for both cats and furniture) are all vastly expensive here we decided to just suck it up and live amongst the mess, moving a mattress around from room to room as appropriate. I hope I don't have to do that again, getting too old for that kind of malarky. Anyway it's done, it looks almost exactly the same as our self levelling concrete floor did before but now in ceramic tiles which I hope will be more resilient.
Anyway everything is now connected up again so I can get online at home and catch up with all your blogs. I also need to get myself back into the sewing room which is mostly tidy. Tidyish. Well as tidy as it was before (i.e. a mess).
Friends, I have to admit I am really struggling with the fit on the Burda dress and it is sapping all my sewing energy. It looked absolutely fine when I just roughly pinned it together for the photo in my previous post, but do you think I can get anything like that when I sew it for real? It's driving me crazy.
I may have to put it aside for a week or two and work on something else, but even here I am having procrastination issues. I really want to make some fall dresses from my recent jersey haul - here are some patterns in my stash I am considering, all thoughts and general kicks up the backside to just get on with something will be much appreciated!
|DKNY Vogue 1257|
|Hot Patterns Cosmo dress|
|BurdaStyle 02/2008-103 (3/4 sleeve version)|
And for Robin here is the current state of my fabric stash, not too crazy but there should be plenty of inspiration in here. The cutting surface below flips up to cover all this up if I need to hide it!
Finally, CGCouture asked about magazine subscriptions. Personally if I could only get one it would be Burda, I use it the most mainly because it is available in english, it has it's dodgy periods but is going through a good phase right now. Patrones (Spanish) and Mannequim (Brazilian) both really appeal to me too. Melissa at Fehr Trade has put lots of information on the various subscriptions available so I recommend a look over there to help you decide which magazine is right for you.