Saturday, 24 August 2013

From this to this

I have been up since 6am this morning in order to get at least three things crossed off my To-Do list.
So baking done -  Hokey pokey chocolate chip biscuits; Coffee Date Slice; Spiced Fruit Loaf.   That should keep the HD3QBEM happy for morning and afternoon tea this week.
And stitching done.   The UK Trip book has three bands finished
My "do-not-really-enjoy-this" canvas work has gotten this far
Oops a daisy.   The canvas is transparent enough to show the table runner underneath.   Bad photography Margaret!
And The Dress has gone from this cheap muslin toile to
to this
Sleeves, a side zipper, silk-cotton lining and hem are necessary before I will model this.   Suffice it to say I am much pleased.   Even more so now I am confident that this will be finished before the wedding at the end of October.And the bonus???    A skirt for the summer (when it comes)
Cotton pique and very simple but will be great in the hot office during the summer.   A very profitable day resulting in not only satisfaction but renewed confidence in my ability to make clothes that do fit!


  1. Bravo! I'm quite impressed by all you have accomplished. You will be so pleased wearing that beautiful dress at the wedding!

  2. Wow! Great productive morning. Your finishes and sewing are gorgeous. All the baking sounds yummy too.

  3. Very industrious! Inspires me to get off my bum! ;)

  4. Wow so beautiful...
    All the baking sound so yummy
    Hugs x

  5. What a productive day! Beautiful stitching and the sewing. I love your dress and skirt.

  6. I am so impressed by your dressmaking skills. The blue dress is so bonnie, I hope you enjoy wearing it to the wedding.