Ever since coming back from Phillip Island, I have been so busy! With what? I have no idea!! I haven't been going gym or even doing body balance at home, haven't gone to any events, so I'm not sure where my time has gone.
I've been planning my sister's 18th birthday celebration. Nothing big, I'm just planning a day for the two of us to go into the city, have high tea at Hotel Windsor, maybe see a movie (we want to see The Vow together since no one else will watch it with us), and maybe have some cocktails. YAY.
What I am most excited about is what I plan for us to wear. I made us semi matching dresses. I have used the M5845 bodice yet again. I love that bodice and I have perfected the fit for both my sister and I. I lowered the neck and raised the back so we don't have to go bra-less anymore. Hurrah! I made full skirts for both, mine is a full circle skirt, my sister's is a big skirt, made with two rectangular pieces measuring 1.2m x 55cm, gathered at the waist. I also ordered petticoats for us to wear under our dresses. I don't know much about petticoats, but I now these aren't the "traditional" ones from the 50s. These ones are more like "costumes", but they do the job and are the right length. I also have another surprise for my sister, but I won't blog about it because she reads my blog :) I have posted a couple of photos already on Twitter, but I have used Instagram filters to change the color so she won't know what color it is or how it looks on her until Saturday. We had a fitting today, and I blind folded her, haha. I love my sister, she's the only other person I will sew for.
These dresses didn't take too long to make, a couple of hours over 2-3 days. I can make the bodice with my eyes half shut... they sometimes are when I am up sewing at 3am. My sister's dress still needs to be hemmed. My dress is completely finished, but I think I will make the skirt longer. I tried it on with my faux-petticoat, and the skirt shorter than what I wanted it to be. I might use bias binding on the hem. It is so tricky to hem a full circle, mine is lumpy in some places and the girl at Clegs suggested bias binding. Now I need 5 meters of it.
Apart from these two dresses, I am still working on the B5455 at sewing class. Had some issues with the fit, damn BMV corrupt sizing, grr! Hopefully my sewing teacher will be satifsied with the fit and I can finish it off during next week's class.
|B5455, still in progress.|
In other news, I am moving offices tomorrow. The most devastating thing about this move is (apart from leaving the yummy cafes in Degraves St behind, and the bagels at Glicks, and Sushi Monger...), I will no longer be next to Clegs or Lincraft. What will do on on my lunch-breaks now? Cries.
Other major news: (some people thought it was major, I thought it wasn't that much of a big deal) I deactivated my Facebook! When I sent out a text message to close friends and family, I got almost the same response from everyone... "But, whyyyyyyy???? What happened????" Um, since when was not having Facebook such big deal!! It's been two days. I feel liberated! I was getting fed up with people feigning interest in other peoples' mundane status updates... attention seeking check ins... self photos taken in public rest rooms... if I do choose to reactivate it, I will be deleting a lot of people, and only keeping the ones that matter. Rant over.
I'll post again after my sister and I celebrate her birthday, we will be sure to take plenty of photos of us wearing our semi-matching dresses and faux-petticoats. I hope you all have a great weekend. x
Ta ta for now!