It was my birthday last Wednesday and I received some lovely sewing-related gifts that I'd like to share with you all.
My boyfriend did really well with this book of fashions and patterns from the 1900s – 1970s. He also got me an overlocker, which is second-hand from his family, but was literally only used for the duration of a week. I'm terrified by it, but I'm sure once I get it threaded it'll be ok!
I was also blown away by the generosity of my colleagues, who among other bits and bobs, got me the following (I clearly go on about my vintage fashion fetish too much):
Due to birthday celebrations and a heavy work load, I've sadly fallen behind with my actual sewing, which makes me sad. To get me back on track I'm setting myself the following goals for the next few weeks:
- Catch up with Casey's swing dress sew-along! I've still got to sew up my muslin...so I'm well behind. I'm finding Casey's sew-along posts excellent though, so easy to follow and packed full of handy tips!
- Finish off my 1940s Simplicity 1598 dress which still only needs a zip inserted and hemming. So close yet so far!
- Re-focus on getting an Etsy story up and running. At the moment I'm not finding enough time to sew more aprons. I've settled on 3 'trademark' designs for full aprons, but I still need to tweak them and make muslins. Oh well, patience is a virtue I guess!
How are you good folk doing? Despite my unproductive spell, I've been enjoying keeping up with all your wonderful creations. Each and ever day I find myself feeling inspired by what you all make!