Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Catching up

Believe it or not, I am actually still here – just about!

I guess life has just become rather hectic recently and unfortunately it means I don’t have as much time for blogging, or even reading blogs, as I used to. In fact, I have over 1000 blog posts to catch up on (eek!)…and since I suffer from FOMO I can’t bear to ‘mark all as read’! If you haven’t spotted a comment from me on your blog for a while, I’m so sorry – either I haven’t got to your lovely post yet, or I really enjoyed reading it but just didn’t have time to comment (I know, that’s a really crappy thing to admit to, but it’s true!)*.

But all that aside, I have actually been doing a little sewing (shock horror!).

I finally got my ass in gear and hemmed my purple Jenny skirt:

purple jenny skirt

But I don’t have photos of me wearing it yet. Perhaps I’ll manage that this week sometime so that I can share it on the blog next week.

I have been beavering away on my Craftsy Bombshell Dress. The plan is to have the done in time for a wedding on the 30th July. At the moment I’m confident that I’ll make that deadline…but I’m hoping I haven’t underestimated the difficulty of the remaining portions of the course.

Bombshell working

The photo above was one that I tweeted over the weekend. I was lucky enough to have the whole weekend to work on the dress, so I managed to get the outer bodice complete. I have since cut out the skirt, underlined (because the focus fabric is quite sheer), and I’m currently basting the seam lines. I still have to sew up the skirt, attach to the bodice, sew in the zip, sew up the bodice lining, insert the boning, hand-stitch the lining to the outer bodice, insert a waist-stay and hem. CRAP! Maybe I don’t have enough time! Plus I’m away most of next week with work (back to Zagreb…hoping to get a trip to some lovely fabric shops again!), so that’s even less time to work on the dress. EEK! Anyway, I’ll try and keep you guys posted on my progress.

And finally, in other sewing related news, I signed up for Kerry’s awesome Summer Sewing Swap, and got paired with the lovely Dibbs! I’ve followed Dibbs’ blog for a couple of years now, so I had quite a good idea about what her sewing style was, but since being paired with her for the swap, I have been doing some serious blog stalking! lol. So, I have bought one of my gifts for her already, but have a couple more to get (but I know what they are). Can’t wait to get it all assembled, wrapped and posted – hope she likes it!!!! And of course I can’t wait to see what she sends me!

That’s about me caught up now. Hopefully I’ll get a little more regular with my posting – hopefully!


* And on the subject of comments – how much do I hate ‘Captcha’ (or similar) comments. Am I the only one who can’t read the letter/number combos? Honestly, I get it wrong every time…and I promise I’m not a machine! If you have that on your blog, I probably won’t leave a comment because of that. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not because I don’t want to leave a comment!**

** What do people think of my comment system? Annoying? Fine? Let me know! If it’s really bad and you can’t even leave a comment, then send me an e-mail on: wilson.suzanna (AT) gmail.com

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