Thank you for all your comments on my previous post. I'll reply to them all shortly as I think they all need a properly written response as you all took the time to write such nice things.
I think sometimes I just get myself worked up and need a little breathing space and time for things I enjoy! Everyone goes through periods of good times and down times and it's important for our mental health to try to get ourselves out of the funk we've buried ourselves in.
I've been really good and working away at the tweed pinafore. The fabric is really lovely to sew with - no special needles required. And so far I've gone through 3 packets of bias trim for all the Hong Kong seams!
Here she is currently...
I have since sewn on the facings - which I initially did on the wrong side! Oops!
But I of course unpicked it and corrected it. I think tonight before bed or maybe tomorrow I will sew the arm hole facings and then there is just the button holes and hem to do. I might sew the buttons first so that I've got it hanging correctly before I hem it.
It would be a shame to sew a nice hem and then for the button placement to throw it out of alignment on the bottom!
So much bias binding!
What you don't realise when looking at the dress is the need for a whole bunch of press-studs that support the closure of the back and the pattern doesn't mention them in the notions list. So there's those to plot and sew on also.
Once that's done I'll whip up the blouse - so maybe I will have a new outfit to show your this weekend! Wish me luck!
On Saturday I went to visit my hair dressers, who have now moved two shops down from C's flashback, and as my visit didn't cost as much as I anticipated, I spent the remainder on these two dresses - both $30 each
The yellow sporty one is I think 1960s. It looks awfully similar to those Sears catalogue sports type dresses from the mid sixties.
See? same, same!
And also this rather smart 70s or 80s polyester dress. It's fits really well and I wore it to work today!
I also finally picked up a book that I've been eyeing for a while. The cover art is a little plain, but so far the info is pretty informative - broken into 3 sections for early, mid and late 60s and then a few extra chapters in between. This is going to be a fun one to read!
Well I'm off to bed! I promised myself I would go to the gym tomorrow morning because I was so busy with work today I couldn't go. I know I'm mental right? Gym in the morning?!? Well we'll see how I go when my alarm goes off at 4:30am. Ouch!
How was your weekend? Did you do any opp-shopping or sewing?