My weekend was busy and fabulous! I went to my first ever Australian Sewing Guild Industry Day! It was so fabulous to be in a room full of 60 women who love sewing as much as I do. Nearly everyone wore something they had made, the eye candy was great, so many talented seamstresses out there. And the good news is I got lots of compliments on my dress and several women asked me for the pattern, and several gushed over my fabric choice! How nice, and to think I ummed and aaahed about wearing it, I mean I'm no size eight, as the pictures tell. But it felt good to wear something girly. Note: the shoes in the pictures are not the ones I wore on the day, they were far more dressy. These were taken by MrC at the end of a long day and he had little patience for making them look nice. He'd had the boys all day whilst I had been swanning around playing ladies, and he was a little tired. I, on the other hand, was still very merry as I think I portray in the pictures...maybe the glow was just on the inside, OR was it the wine...GRIN.
Oh, and here's a close up of my haircut...I love having a fringe again, I think it is much softer on the more experienced and succulent wild woman me! I'm very happy with it, although it took a bit to get use to having hair hanging in my eyes again. Oh, and the photo is soooo blurry, so I sharpened it a bit, so you can get a better idea.
And I finished my girlfriend's little girls dress for her Birthday on time! Can you believe it? I even did buttonholes, my first ever using my machine (which I have had for about seven years now), they were ok, if you don't look to close at them.
I couldn't go to the party which I was very disappointed with, it clashed with the Industry Day, which I had already paid for or I would have cancelled it and gone to the party. Always great to catch up with good friends.
MrC took the boys and they had a great time, although the XMan did a disappearing trick and was halfway down a couple of hills before he was spotted by the search party! Wouldn't happen on my watch, although that's probably because I know exactly how fast he can move.
I got a phone call from the birthday girl on Sunday and sadly, the dress is a little too short for her, but with some pretty tights she should be able to get a couple of months out of it, before the summer is over...and then I'm sure it will get handed down to her sister.
Anyway, here are some photos of it all pressed and finished. The dress is the 100 Dreams Twirly Patchwork Dress that you can purchase the fabric from Spoonflower and make up yourself. It was really very easy and went together no problems at all, all thanks to the great design work of Monique Daley.
Well, will tell more about my Industry Day experience once my head stops spinning from all the great hints and tips they passed on and sort my notes out, yes, I wrote notes, copious quantities of.
Here are some photos of the boys enjoying the pavers being pulled up and revealing SAND underneath, they thoroughly enjoyed helping Daddy and spent all of Sunday playing in the sand...and spreading it everywhere, including in the house!
All this is in prep for the extension to our house that commenced at 10am this morning. As I sit here there is a hammer demolishing our outside back wall to make way for a new dining room. Will post pictures eventually! Must run!