Friday, March 08, 2013
I'm sewing for myself again and for the first time I think I've struck on a winner.
A few years ago, for my last significant birthday, the lovely Tamara was so sweet and made me a lovely nighty as a gift. It's a fantastic pattern, very simple, but so flattering and comfortable. Last week she was kind enough to trace the pattern for me and yesterday I sewed up a longer version into a lovely summer maxi dress. I kid you not when I say I received five compliments on it today, all loving the fabric and amazed at how clever I am! I'm not great at accepting compliments and greeted them all with surprise followed quickly by "it's not hard, if it was I couldn't do it".
When I got home, the praise I'd received so inspired me that I went out and splurged on the most delicious soft and sheer silk to make a top for a birthday we're helping celebrate next weekend. My thinking was that I could afford the fabric over buying something new to wear. Well, by the time I bought silk lining as well, $65 later..... Now that did include special fine machine needles and silk thread, but still.
I'll try and get a decent picture of the dress but the top, I'll be extra careful with this one, take my time, practice a new skill and hope that I do justice to this lovely muted, watercolour like fabric.