Yes I have posted!!!
What can I say? I have been lazy. No sewing, my sewing room is in a mess and my mojo has well and truly departed.
I have decided that I just need to make a new mojo and the only way to do that is to get back to it and SEW SOMETHING. And what shall I make ? Ellen’s Valedictory dress of course! She is currently sitting her final ever maths exam and her final ever high school exam will be next Monday for media. She has been so busy studying that we haven’t bought any fabric yet. What we have decided upon is BWOF 08-2008-126.
The plan is to do the bodice in cream satin and the skirt in navy satin. We will make the skirt fuller to have a more flowing effect. And in true Alannah Hill style we will attempt to make flowers for her hair and her shoes. Alannah Hill ankle socks have been purchased (at the new Doncaster Shoppingtown – don’t you love that place?).
The pattern starts at size 36 and we will need to downsize considerably to fit my petite poppet. So the plan of action this week is to fit a muslin of the bodice and decide if we will insert bra cups or leave it as is. Then we will go fabric shopping – going to Spotlight as our first (and hopefully final) port of call. Then next weekend it will be made. The dinner is Thursday 20th so I need to get to it, mojo or not!
Now some thank yous. First to all of you who have been posting. Even though I have not been posting I have been around and enjoyed all your efforts and posts.
Next special thank yous to the following lovely ladies who have been kind enough to nominate me for awards:
Belinda who gave me a Premio blog award (way back on 13/9/08)
Birgitte who gave me Premio blog awards and Excellent blog award (on 15/9/08)
Robin who also gave me the Premio blog awards and Excellent blog award (on 25/9/09).