Friday, August 16, 2013

Vacation and post #100

Turns out my last blog post, showing my birthday dress finished in all it's glory was my hundredth blog post here! And I didn't even notice until now... Bummer! Guess I'll have to do something special for maybe... number 111.

On another note, I am today off for my first real vacation lasting longer than a week in... well a couple of years. Not that I am going far, just off to my parents place to work on some very different construction than I usually do... We're making a front porch! Can't wait to finally be away from my computer and desk, just be outdoors.

Who knows, I might even get some sewing done on a rainy day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Finished and modeled: Birthday dress 2013!

And so, I am no longer twenty-something... (but to be honest, turning 30 feels great).

It took two small scraps of amazing fabric, a very long zipper, some polyester satin (more of a lining fabric actually) and half an old sheet (for actual lining), vintage hand made lace, and some silk and satin ribbon... about five hours of machine sewing, one broken needle - one hour swearing about needles breaking on Sunday afternoon when you have zero extras - and about four to five hours hand sewing... this is the result!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Birthday dress hand sewing

Sunday afternoon and the sewing machine needle breaks. I had no extras (how utterly stupid!!) so guess what? I finished putting the dress together, including sewing in a 80 cm long zipper... by hand.

Tomorrow I turn 30 (finally a grownup, at least on paper...) and I'll put some good pics of me in the dress up here then. Oh and by the way: yes, the zipper is on the outside of the dress on purpose.

Here are some snapshots of last nights hard work!