The bad news is I am still not 100% - but the good news is I received an e-mail from the passport office and my application is being processed.
Now onto much happier things - my latest sewing project! I've named it the Vix dress after the amazing Vix of Vintage Vixen.
It's named Vix as I can see her totally rocking this fabric - also it embraces her ability to recycle all kinds of fabric (Queen of curtain couture) and I also used a pattern she gave me to create the dress.
So let's start at the beginning of the project shall we? A couple of weeks back I picked up this EPIC maxi skirt from a second hand shop. It DID fit me, but it wasn't very flattering. Also it was handmade by a very tall lady as it was very long on me (as in dragging on the ground and I'm not that short - I'm 168 cm).
However, I decided to buy it anyway as I loved the fabric and I thought I could "make it work" somehow.
Some people are so good at re-fashioning clothes, they can see the potential in any old crap and next thing its a couple of snips here and a few seams here and its awesome. It's a skill I wish I could say I have - but I just don't (believe me, I've tried a number of times).
Instead I used the skirt as a piece of fabric and decided to see what pattern I could use to turn it into something else.
here and here, but this was the first time I've made it in a woven fabric rather then a stretch fabric.
I was crossing my fingers it would all come together and hurrah it did - I was able to recycle the whole skirt, including the zipper.
I wore this dress to work today - but I had to wear a cardi as well as its kind of chilly at the moment (note to self, next time take the coat hanger down before snapping photos).