Who could work in a mess like this!!!!!
But now after a weekend's hard labour it looks like this!!!
And I'm sure we'd all agree that this is a much better working environment. It took one whole day - basically I shovelled everything out, and then organised it, chucked out what I didn't need, and put it all back in. I'm very proud of myself.
I even had room on my vintage trolley for a little wedding reminder - awww.
That flower thing with the candle is one of the aisle decorations I made!
So now I can get on with some actual SEWING... HOORAY!!!
For those that don't know, I'm going through a lilac phase at the moment - I'm totally in love with it. So of course I want to sew myself a lilac dress and maybe a skirt, and then a blouse...
I found myself this fabric:
The fabric at the bottom I'm going to make into a dress (and I'm going to be tricky by combining the bodice from one pattern with the skirt of another). The middle fabric I'm going to make into a blouse with a pattern I don't have yet... but it looks like this:
I really like the tie front - it will help hide the little pot belly I gained on my honeymoon.
Which reminds me, I really really need to get back to the gym.
And with the top fabric, which is a more pinky lilac than the other fabrics, I'm going to make a pretty skirt!
So much lilac - so little time!
Also, on other exciting sewing news - this pattern arrived in the post!
This purchase was inspired by Peter at Male Pattern Boldness, who recently sewed up a maternity outfit and opera coat for his 'cousin' Cathy. Peter is hilarious - you can see the photo shoot of the completed outfit here. Anyway, I loved the opera coat idea for winter and I found this lovely pattern for a house coat, and I just LOVED the back of it. I'm going to make it up as a house coat in a pretty floral, as well as making it up in a usable wool to wear out and about during winter. This means I'll probably sew the two at once... I love new challenges!!! But I have to find the fabric first...
I'm off to Tasmania tomorrow for a short second honeymoon (I know, I'm totally spoiled) so no sewing this weekend. But I have made a start cutting out my lilac fabric for the dress and the skirt, so it shouldn't be too long before I can get back in front of the sewing machine!
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