Apologies for the short blog silence here, I've been extraordinarliy busy doing boring and unblogworthy things otherwise known as ordinary everyday life. Thankfully no more illnesses to report, and Toby seems to have settled into daycare really well so fingers crossed we go a few more months before the winter lurgies arrive.
As I said a few posts back, I don't do New Year resolutions anymore but I do set myself little rules to follow until something becomes a habit. Doesn't always work of course, but one that has stuck is my no new UFO rule. Sure I still have a big box of UFOs that have piled up over the years, but I haven't created a new UFO for several years now. So I wasn't about to let Anna's rainbow dress get the better of me, no matter how tedious it was to pull apart.
I was also determined not to buy any more of the fabric to make the dress bigger, so I pulled it apart completely, made the bodice narrower and interspersed two layers of contrasting fabric to increase the length. When I finally finished all that, I resewed the invisible zipper and facing in but wouldn't you know it but as I was doing up the zipper to take a photo the zipper got caught and then split and was unfixable. I tell you it was a good thing that both kids were in daycare that day because they would have learnt a few unsavoury phrases! I'm sure I saw the dog raise his eyebrows though....
But it's all done now and Anna loves it and we shall never talk of this dress again. And I will put a 'do not sew ever again' note on the Style pattern.