Sunday, 6 February 2011

A dress finished

I finished the dress from Vogue 8413 & I'm not sure I like it!  The drapey fabric isn't drapey enough for the cowl to hang properly, although looking at the pattern envelope it looks the same so maybe it's just me.  I have about a metre left & I might try & squeeze a version of Butterick 5567 out of it, if not a simple top will have to suffice.  Quite when or where I'll wear the dress I have no idea, I need a function to go to.  Wait, Mum's 90th birthday could be the opportunity, I will need a jacket or something to go over it & the same fabric might be a bit too matchy matchy so I'd better get thinking.  I have a pink tweedy one in the stash but I think it's the wrong shade, maybe a contrast navy would be good.  In which case I'll need to go shopping again!
No photo as yet, need a little time & space to set up the tripod & find a free wall for the background.

Friday, 4 February 2011


Of the career kind.  I think.  I am now the Domestic Supervisor at our local hospital.  A sideways move but necessary in these uncertain times within the NHS.  It should keep me employed during the next round of job cuts, most of all I hope it will prove to be a stepping stone to better things.  I didn't want to make the move but I'd rather keep myself in employment than face possible redundancy which could have / maybe be an option in the next 12 months.
Meanwhile I have  my beloved Dillon to keep me sane.  Well he keeps me exercised anyhow!  Fresh air & walking a few miles nearly every day has to be a good thing, except when it's raining & neither of us wants to go out.  A flash back to last year, it took us a long time to persuade him to go for a drink in the stream, he hates getting his feet wet as a rule. 
I'm sewing Vogue 8413 view A, well I started it a few weeks ago, in a dusky pink drapey fabric of unknown composition that a friend had in her stash for years & I mean years, going back to our flat share days, so that's over 26 years!  I had a wild idea of making a skirt & several different tops in it but I forgot & cut out the dress instead!  So that's an idea for the future.