Saturday, November 29, 2014

I'm still here!

Yes - I'm still here and I have been doing many things! Eating African food for the first time, going to burlesque shows, dessert nights, spending times with friends, starting a BRAND NEW JOB, visiting friends with new babies, planning Christmas and not taking photos of a SINGLE thing!

I am in terrible blogger mode, or possibly in "its the end of the year and I just want to rest can I sleep now?" mode.

But I just wanted to say hi and assure you that I'm alive and show you a dress I made last week.

I have to say that I bought this fabric like a million years ago (ok maybe four) at the time it was on sale at one of The Fabric Warehouse pop up shop sales. I'm not even sure I had sewn anything with knits at the time, I wasn't sure what I would do with it because it was sheer, but I loved the pattern and knew it MUST be mine (oh and it was only $3 a metre).
Recently I was tidying up my fabric stash a bit - I wanted to get rid of a lot of the "smaller" pieces I had that I knew I was never going to use for anything (I was meeting with some friends who were more that happy to take those pieces off my hands for things like dolls clothes and other small projects) and I found this fabric again. Seen as I am ALL about the knits right now, I decided I needed to make it into something immediately.
When I finished this dress Rich said it reminded him of Split Endz and he also said "isn't this the same as all the other dresses you made lately" - yes it IS the same as all the other dresses I made lately. It's another Moneta - but as you guys know, I tend to find a pattern I love and stick to it a while. Maybe I will go crazy and try one of the collar variations some time soon.
Have an awesome weekend all - I'm planning on sewing, having high tea and going to watch a friends choir sing at the zoo!


Curtise said...

Love the fabric, love the frock!
And I'm off to play I Got You by Split Enz now, and transport myself back to being 16! xxx

Louise said...

Love the dress! The fabric is really fun. A big congratulations on the new job, too! :) xx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Well done...this frock is awesome. Looks great on you, & I'm always happy to read a post from you again. Xx

Vix said...

That's a fab frock, the print is stunning! x

Unknown said...

Wow this dress is lovely, good job! I have so much respect for people who can sew their own clothes! I really have to learn this soon...
Love the retro colours and print! :)

Helga said...

Ha, I usually end up with 3 or 4 versions, or more, of a pattern before I get on to my next favourite!!!
That IS awesome fabric! The little bits are annoying, aren't they?! I always keep them for years, thinking they'll be useful, or that I'll suddenyl get the urge to take up patchwork...then I have a tidying frenzy and dump the lot...only to start again. GAH!

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, and there ain't nawt wrong with sticking with a good thing!