And how is this related to sewing, you ask?
Well…. Everything has closed up shop. The power supply is dodgy, going off, coming back on. Everything is battened down as it should be. Everyone is advised to stay at home unless it is essential.
How do you define essential?
The other day I took my baby, uh I mean my sewing machine in to see the sewing machine dr. Just a service, nothing scary or drastic. And it is still there. Probably finished by now, but even if the store was open (which I doubt) sadly, I don’t think I can really justify getting my sewing machine as “essential”.
Ok, I could justify it but I don’t think many other people would believe me.
So what to do?
Luckily for me I went to Spotlight the other day and bought supplies to make some decoupaged storage boxes for my sewing paraphernalia. The base paint is taking forever to dry in the humidity, and I couldn’t seal them till they are dried out properly (Air-con is my friend!) but they are filling a gap.
I also have some silk to make a hair scarf for a good friend of mine. I am going to attempt a rolled hem for the first time in my life. Wish me luck!
And in the meantime I found a few goodies online. This pattern from patternwiki one reminded me startlingly of the Swing era dress in this picture. (I just love the combination of plain bright red and those flowers)
The pattern picture revealed a few differences, but not many. Still the same feel.
This one has style lines I have been thinking about for a long time – the princess-seams going from centre waist to the outer shoulder. I keep thinking “I could draft that myself, though.” But do I? er, no.
So here is a pattern with that very line.
On a totally different note this is rather sweet, from the Victoria Jones Collection