Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Made By Me #134

I'm so happy this week!  Apart from aching from the smallest bit of gardening ever (seriously, it's as if I have been doing squats!!) everything is all rather lovely this week.  Today is my last working day for the week then it is all systems go getting ready for Rosie and Tom's wedding.  Eeeeeepp!  Hair cut and colour tonight at the fabulous NashWhite, nails being sorted at Simply Nails tomorrow evening and a full day of baking awaits me tomorrow.  I have made my outfit and am really happy with how it has turned out, can't wait to share it with you all.

Everything really does seem better with a bit of sunshine though it will mean I might be squinting a bit in photos from now til about September!  I try to time it when there is still lots of light but not too much.  Failed a bit this time, can you see how hard I am trying not to squint in the bodice photo?!  Oh dear.  This awesome fabric is helping with my desire for some cactus print.  I still want more but it is the nicest I have seen so far.  I want something on a dark background and the cacti have to be green!  It's another beauty from Cotton and Steel, their fabrics seem to be all I am buying at the moment.  I'm really happy that Elephant In My Handbag have gotten in on the act and started stocking my favourite designers.  Don't forget you can save 10% using the discount code in my sidebar --->

I went to a bodice fitting class on Saturday at Sew Me Something with Heather Jacks (the winner of series 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee) and with the help of Jules, the owner and pattern drafter extraordinaire, we have fixed any issues I had with the bodice and I will share my results with you as soon as that bodice is attached to a skirt!  After using their overlockers I have also decided that I need to replace my Singer overlocker.  The Janome ones are SO much nicer to use and a lot quieter and hopefully more reliable.  My Singer has broken twice in the five months I have owned it and whilst the repairs have all been under warranty and speedy I want a reliable machine that doesn't fail so often.  If you're using a Janome overlocker let me know which one and if you would recommend it :)






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11 comments:

  1. Still really love this fabric and it goes so perfectly with the shoes.

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  2. Ah have fun at Rosie's wedding - it's come round so quick! Love this dress Sarah. But then I love every dress!
    Sophie
    x

    Story Of A Girl

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  3. This is such a pretty dress, I love that it comes in at the waist :)

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life

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  4. Someone made a top out of this fabric for our dog lady sewing challenge. It looks fab as a dress though!!!

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  5. I'm always so envious of your amazing dress making skills! Another beauty! So looking forward to seeing the dress you've made for Rosie's wedding x

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  6. cherry blue with good looks. Do you have any collection of Catwalk Collection Cross Body Bag

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  7. Such cute fabric! I'm always a bit jealous of how good your gathering is. It's something that always causes me issues.
    Really looking forward to seeing the dress you made for the wedding!

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  8. Thanks for the tip re overlockers...should I ever buy one! Can't wait to see the Rosie dress!x

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  9. This dress is lovely on you !

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