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Saturday, 30 December 2017

A new start

Can hardly believe it is so long since my last post. I didn't sew much this year and photographed even less. I had a temporary promotion and was head of our faculty, which was a great experience but longer hours and more work so sewing suffered, I did love the job though.

A new start for 2018. I've cut my work week back to 3 days which I am really looking forward to. I'm going to be a grandmother in February, all going well and I've joined the RTW fast over at Goodbye Valentino,   Goobye Valentino RTW fast.

I am quite excited about this. I have so much fabric and so many patterns that I would like to use and I thought this may be a great challenge. I just need to get my sewing mojo back. My greatest issue is adjusting patterns. I used to sew straight out of the packet but not these days, everything needs adjusting and I procrastinate about this constantly. This is a challenge but one I am hoping to overcome.  Hopefully with more time in 2018 thiswon't be an issue anymore.

In 2017 I made a couple of Ebony T shirt . Super simple and love them, I have worn these constantly. I will definitely be making more of these in 2018. I did sew this without any adjustments

I also made a knit tube skirt, copied from a RTW skirt which was about $160.00 AU.  The skirt cost me about $ 40.00 to make. The hardest part was finding the striped red and white fabric. Eventually I found it at The Drapery.
This is a fabric store in Adelaide, they have lovely fabrics worth looking at.

I also made another  skirt McCall 6931
The fabric was from Tessuti fabrics a few years ago. I love the fabric but maybe not the best for this pattern, it is a bit stiff. I haven't worn this yet because I don't have a top that goes with it but I will get to it.

Looking forward to 2018 more sewing and painting. Happy New Year to everyone. All the best with your sewing.

                                           Happy Creating!