Sorry for hitting you with an "inspirational quote" out of the blue. No, no, you have not stumbled on to Tumblr or that annoying friend's Instagram... you know the one who is constantly uploading memes and inspirational quotes stolen from Tumblr accompanied by 20 hashtags that make no fucking sense. Such wankery. GTFO.
Instagram is for food, selfies, cats and sewing!! Rant over.
First, I'd like to say THANK YOU to all your kind comments on Twitter, Instagram and on my blog post (which I have now reverted to draft, that waste-of-time relationship does not deserve to be on my blog) about that breakup. Ex boyfriend who? It took me about 4 days to let go of the anger. Still annoyed that I left my Hawks scarf and a bunch of nice underwear there, oh well, sex souvenirs.
Life has been awesome the last couple of months, been indulging in brunches, cocktails, dating, swinging heavy kettlebells, flippin' tyres, book club (wine club), dinners with the authoress of my food bible, The Very Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have been reading/stalking Libby's blog for a couple of years, followed her on Twitter and finally lined up a dinner date a couple of months ago. I love meeting people from the internet!!
I hate making excuses but I have been spending too much time on the above activities and neglecting my sewing. The weather is also playing a big part - I love sewing summer dresses and it's currently autumn/winter in Melbourne so there's not much motivation to plug in the Janome.
Okay now on to the reason why I'm writing this post - my next project. I have been contemplating for weeks and I think I'm now ready to commit to making the Simplicity 5876. I bought this pattern at my EOY Dressmaking Christmas party in 2012.
Isn't it gorgeous?
This is going to involve a lot of prepping. Tracing and cutting, my fav (insert the frowning emoticon with the sweat bead running down his forehead).
This dress is probably going to take months to complete.
I'll keep you posted with progress updates on Twitter, Instagram if it's looking really pretty enough, and the blog if I need more than 140 characters.
Now I'm off to Google pattern reviews. Have a great weekend all!