Friday, 29 October 2010

Su Sews So...Little!

I'm back! Boy that was a long time without blogging...I really have been an atrocious blogger the past month (or longer!) but the truth be told, I just haven't had anything sewing related worthy of showing. Everything got really hectic this past month, especially work, and I've had so little free time. I'm hoping though that things have calmed down now and I'll have a little bit more time to focus on two of my favourite things - sewing and blogging! On the amazing side - even though I took a bit of a blogging hiatus, I managed to get a few more followers! So I'm completely touched - hello to you all and welcome.

I mentioned in a few of my other posts that I have started a sewing class. I also mentioned that although I signed up for intermediate, there was a bit of a mix up and my class has both beginners and intermediates in it. This has meant that it has gone very slowly through basic sewing techniques - and although at times that has been good (I learnt how to properly insert an invisible zip and how to sew in facings), I have very little to show for half a terms (aka semester) work....indeed this is as far as we have got:

This is our still unfinished (because I am keeping in time with everyone else in the class) little girls dress.

The back view with the invisible zip

The inside view showing the facing (black thread because you just use whatever thread they have!)

Not much to show for about 5 weeks work really is it!! Ah well, we have to pick our own pattern and bring it in to class on Monday as we are going to start on individual projects - so I'm really looking forward to that. I'm still deciding on which pattern to pick. I have quite a few summery dresses which I would like to make for next year, but then I think I would rather work on something I can wear straight away and not have to pack away for 8 months as soon as I finished as I say, I'm still deciding! I'll definitely post when I make up my mind. It will be fun to see what everyone else picks as well.

On a side note, it was my (30th - eep!) birthday the other week and my lovely gorgeous wonderful boyfriend bought me an amazing digital SLR camera. I was over the moon. The reason for sharing this news - I'm hoping the photos on my blog will now be a touch more professional looking. If nothing else, it will help with taking photos on dark winter days!!!


  1. Happy birthday Suzie and welcome back to blog-world!
    What an awesome b-day gift! I'm worried about what my photos will look like in the winter, too, let us know how the camera works out. Glad to see you're back!

  2. Thanks Tasia - hope to get posting a bit more from now on!!!


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