Let's consider the evidence shall we?
I made Anna a little denim mini skirt, out of the same denim and topstitching thread as my skirt in the previous post.
No pattern for this one, it's just two rectangles with an elastic waist and the front pockets and fly are actually just decorative stitching so this took me only about an hour to sew. I'm not a fan of matching mummy and me outfits, so I swear we won't be wearing these at the same time! In fact Anna was so against the idea she wouldn't even let me take her photo wearing it, so just imagine a funky outfit comprising red and white stripe tights and a grey tee.
I'm doing some alterations for a friend, taking in a dress she bought that is a size too big. It's a beautiful dress, made from white silk lace over a black silk underlay in a simple sheath style dress. She needs it by this Sunday. The dress is the last one available for sale in Australia apparently. It's all constructed using french seams. And it cost her $700. Eek! I asked her why she didn't take it to a tailor to have it altered, and her answer is that she doesn't trust anyone else! Oh the pressure........
I am thinking about entering the Tessuti Awards competition. I have a lovely piece of black wool crepe purchased from there quite some time ago that has spent enough time in the stash, and what better motivation to make something from it than this competition? I mean, the prize is a trip to New York!
The quality of entries is always very high, and I've always been too intimidated to even try. But hopefully I can get myself organised in time to submit an entry. Entries close 7 September so I need to get my skates on. And just to make it even more challenging I am making it for the same friend I'm altering the dress for, because she is beautiful, very shapely and will love swanning around in a dress in front of critical eyes showing it off for me, whereas I would not! Oh and in the final piece of madness, I'm going to make it from a vintage pattern that I've tried previously and failed to fit properly, so this time I'm going to use a basic block pattern and draft from scratch......
Yep, that pretty much sums up the current state of affairs around here!