Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Faithisms #14

Interesting conversation while brushing her hair tonight:

Faith: Who made me?

Me: Mummy and Daddy

Faith: But who made you?

Me: Nana and Grandad

Faith: Who built them?

Me: Their mummies and daddies

Faith: Cars have lights to see in the dark

Me: Ermmm, ok.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

An ode to Georgia

Every once in a while a dress comes along that makes you feel so amazing that your confidence rockets as soon as you slip it on. The Georgia dress from By Hand London is that dress for me. I feel like a goddess in this thing and I don't want to take it off. Ever.
Stuart was astounded by how positive I was about it, normally I point out all the things that went wrong with whatever I make, but when I tried this on I was beeming and agreeing with him when he told me I looked awesome!

I have a kind of unwritten rule about not going into my overdraft for sewing things but when the girls announced their new pattern that rule was completely disregarded. It's the first pattern I've seen that has screamed 'I'm perfect for you, make me in every colour of the rainbow!' So I had to have it right now.

As for the details, I didn't have to drastically change anything really, I just reduced the hem circumference a bit, lengthened the skirt a couple of inches and made the cups a bit bigger. Wasn't really sure how to go about doing it properly so I'm hoping that will be in the sewalong next year.

My second is nearly finished and after that I have promised Faith I'd make her something, but I want to try the faux collar version too.

Check out the pattern matching on the back, I'm so impreessed with how I managed to get the green running staight down the middle.

I was also mentioned in the latest email from By Hand London too! Couldn't have been more excited if Ian Brown had popped round for a chat!


Monday, 4 November 2013

I killed my Minoru

I've had to dig out my winter coat today, not because it's shockingly cold but because I've killed my Minoru a little bit. Or rather someone did - not sure if it was Mum washing it at the weekend, Faith pulling on it, or my shoddy sewing.

Faith was meant to be going to nursery this morning but after walking half way there with her screaming from the moment we left the house, countless final warnings about walking properly, and walking full stop, we had to turn round and come home. Needless to say, madam was not impressed and I had to carry her most of the way. As I was shifting her to my other side I heard the dreaded rip. I did briefly register that something had happened to the coat but had more pressing concerns, not least the people at the bus stop tutting and looking at me like I was the worst human being alive (thanks for that by the way bus stop people, I wasn't already feeling like a horrible mother at all before your glares!).

Anyway, the rip is at the back of the sleeve just above the armhole. I'm relieved it isn't a rip in the fabric, just the seam, so it's easily fixable but I'll have to unstitch some of the lining to fix it properly. Having spent most of the past week fixing things though, I'm really not in the mood to be sorting it out right now.

(After taking this crappy pic, I noticed a few otherplaces where the seams are breaking, so Faith's no longer a suspect!)

To make the day worse, Stuart's been sick and has got a chest pain, and Faith has been slumped on the sofa for most of the afternoon. Turns out she's ill, which is probably why she didn't feel like walking far this morning (kind of vindicates the bus stop peopke doesn't it - bad mummy!).

I was going to finish some projects and carry on with a muslin tonight but think I might cheer myself up with a new skirt instead.