Sorry for the radio silence recently; I’m catching up with all the emails (several thousand!) and blogs that I possibly can – and have learned my lesson for neglecting my inbox and WordPress. Never again, aside from when I’m at the Discworld Convention with my husband next weekend. Four days without internet access; I’m sure I’ll collapse under the weight of my inbox when I return home – so if I don’t write a blog post about the event for a while after I’m back you know I’m buried under a ton of mail and am attempting to dig my way out!
Over the last week my new hobby has been coming together – beginning with the arrival of my tailor’s dummy! This involved a nice chat with an elderly neighbour, because she took the parcel in while D and I were at the
torture chamber dentist. I don’t think she gets to converse with many people other than her son, who visits regularly, so I might try to pop in now and then for a cuppa and a chat.
The fabric is now here too. For those interested, I am re-creating this:
The blouse fabric is slightly darker than this, but it was the closest I could find. The denim, on the other hand, is the perfect shade of charcoal grey and I even managed to find a pair of white gogo boots – although I’ll need to get some acrylic paint and do the stripe myself.
I was so excited to get started, that I began cutting the pattern and fabric for the blouse the day after it arrived.
It took me two days to get it all done, and I am completely broken.
Why am I broken? Here’s why:
I can’t get up from a kneeling position without help, but we have no table and so I had to do all of this kneeling on the living room floor. There was a lot of stretching, reaching and turning involved, and therefore muscles that haven’t been used in years came in to play.
I finished the cutting yesterday and even got a bit of seaming and hemming done, but to say that it feels as though I’ve spent two days riding astride an elephant would be an understatement!
I think I can safely say that I’m going to finish the blouse before even thinking about cutting the denim! This is going to be great fun though, and the finished article is going to be retro enough that nobody would bat an eyelid if I wore it to wander around Asda – boots and all.