June 24, 2011
I am not a patient woman. This is linked to a tendency for over-enthusiasm.
Front (with an inverted box pleat, and then pleating to the sides):
So: the first is in the mail, and therefore cannot be revealed until the big day (June 27th!). However, I believe the 3 year old isn’t quite into blog-reading yet, so I can exclusively reveal the creative process without fear of birthday disappointment.
Let’s start by getting overly excited about this:
Now, let’s consider this for a minute:
Clearly a match made in heaven. It is theoretically only “one scissors” difficulty, but it will involve button holes, so wish me luck. This evening, I started on the upper bodice part, in a bright yellow cotton which matches the whales nicely. I followed the wise advice of Jenny K and obsessively ironed every single piece, and I went reaaaallly slowly. Which is very difficult when you’re over-excited.
So, night one: bodice made!
Watch this space for the next installment: whale-skirt!
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After a somewhat abortive beginners sewing class last year (which did at least teach me how to thread my machine, and most importantly introduced me to the ever-so-lovely and stupidly talented Kate McElwee http://www.katemcelweephotography.com/), I set about what I hoped would be a rewarding but not too challenging project: making new bed linen. This is particularly close to the hearts of expats such as we Cashemerettes, who have broken many a sweat attempting to find duvet covers of which Brits are so fond, but Americans, apparently less so.
A quick trip into the Aberdeen branch of John Lewis at Christmas (yes, this is transatlantic bedlinen, no less), and I acquired some utterly jolly baby blue and pale brown fabric from Amy Butler and half a suitcase full of extra-wide sheeting. A little bit of home design, and voila! Some not-half-bad bed linen. Best of all, because it’s so darn large you can’t really see if the seams are straight (I haven’t checked, myself), and to top it all off when I go to bed I get to feel very smug. What more could one want?
Next up: a top-secret project which cannot be revealed until a future date….