Thursday, 27 December 2012

pattern MIA for too long

late last night I decided that as I'd been missing half the pattern pieces for a year, that I would replace Decades of Style skirt pattern 3004.

That way I might find the half cut out skirt ... started on the first Saturday in 2012 and packed away in June/July. Now I can't find that, so I figure if I replace the pattern I might find the skirt and if I don't at least I have the pattern again.

While I was at it I ordered a 1926 negligee, I've always liked the look of it and if I was going to pay more for international postage than the single pattern, then I might as well add another pattern.  I'll change the neckline of the negligee, either a slit or v at the front. I hates things around my neck.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

more inspiration from Dr Who

"I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife".  LOL

Athough this xmas special had some creepy moments, I had some guffaws of laughter too.  I liked Clara's red & black ensemble but had major grabby hands for the blue/black bustle gown. Oh, want so badly.  A bit sad that it's at a time when I'm too unwell to get anything done - I'm typing this lying flat on my back cos it's the only position that stops my gallbladder squawking at me.

I need to see if I persuade my inner self to break my self imposed fabric fast

Thursday, 6 December 2012

work, sleep {rinse, repeat}

My life at the moment bores even myself, nominal excitement this week was buying more bobbins.  I'm in a holding pattern, where my gallbladder hasn't perked up completely and I'm still off my food, whining to anyone that will listen, and losing weight. 4kg in 3 weeks, which actually isn't good for gallbladder issues. {rolls eyes}.

I need to download my photos from Sunday and post about the annual costumers picnic ... I wasn't feeling too bad on the weekend but have been going downhill since.

(What did I say about whining to anyone who'll listen!)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

dissimilar thread eases that concern

It seems I don't need to worry about matchy matchy ... I couldn't find a thread colour that worked with both fabric.  So that settles my mind a little.

I didn't get any sewing done as I slept 4 hours in the afternoon (or just under that) and was in bed by 7.30, and asleep only half an hour or so after that.

I'm going to head out earlyish in the hopes of getting a spot for the ACG picnic - open genre at Parramatta Park western domain.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

first step ticked - cutting out the hobbit skirts

I went to bed early cos I was so very tired, and I was suprised to I wake up far, far to early today.  But I was all twitchetty to cut out my hobbit skirts ... tube skirts are so easy!  That way I can take the left over pieces (for waistbands) to the shops to get thread instead of taking all the dyed yardage. I'm hoping one spool will blend with both fabrics, but hey whatevs. It's a blurry shot, but it's all you're getting at the moment :p

I'm going to see Hotel Transylvania this morning, meeting a friend and if I get to the shops early I'll get thread first, and if not after the movie.  It's due to be a stinky hot day, so I'll probably come home & practice napping in the arvo. Maybe sew a couple of seams :)   I also found some pale pink canvas in the stash that I can use as the boned base of my hobbit bodice. Must double check how many grommets to hand I have for the back, and maybe get some more cable ties