Monday, November 10, 2008

Posting again

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).






I am very honoured (but feeling guilty) in receiving these from you. You are on my list of favourite blogs that I go to first whenever I open up my Google Reader. Your projects always inspire me!

20 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Love the style your DD chose. It's going to look very nice. Good luck with the fabric shopping.

As for Shoppingtown, isn't it great?! My credit card has been smoking! It's nice to have a mini-Chadstone close to home and of course a DJ's! Did you see all the Alannah Hill stuff at the front door. Of course you did, that's where the socks came from, right? :)

Vicki said...

Hi Belinda, Yes that is where the socks came from. We fondled the frocks but that is as far as my credit card will allow me to go!

Cherie said...

Vicki,

Yay, great plans for a great dress on a great DD! Can't wait to see it. Welcome back!

Sigrid said...

Good to see you posting again. I missed your posts, but you know I'm very well aware there are times you just don't want to sew or blog.
Love the dress for Ellen, good luck to her for het final exams.

Caity said...

I like that dress EXCEPT - don't you think having the straps coming out from the armpits is a bit weird? Maybe it will look ok on a small figure... I dunno, it just struck me as odd!

kbenco said...

It sounds like a lovely dress. Your daughter will be so gorgeous and happy with your wonderful sewing that your mojo is sure to slink back looking ashamed of itself!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I like the details on that dress, especially the very far back halter straps. I think it will look great on your daughter. So, pardon my ignorance, but do you have the same school year as us? Starting late summer/early fall and ending late spring/early summer? It never even occurred to me that our school years would be six months staggered!

Summerset said...

Yay! Glad to see you're back! How exciting to have some fancy stuff to sew - good luck to her on finishing those exams.

cidell said...

That's a gorgeous dress. Welcome back :)

the petite poppet said...

Hi!! I hope the dress will look lovely :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Hello Vicki, what a pleasant surprise,so nice that you're back :)
The dress is gorgeous and I'm sure it will look wonderful on your daughter. Great great choice :)
Good luck to your daughter on her exams and I hope you find just the right fabric!

alethia said...

Welcome back, I know exactly what you mean. Love the style your DD chose.

AllisonC said...

Hi Vicki, looking forward to seeing the dress, hope the deadline will bring back your sewing mojo!

designdreamer said...

Glad to see you back.
That Alannah Hill website is very aggravating! I don't know if it's because I'm in the US, but I can't SEE any of her designs, just the woods, and hear the bird chirping, which normally I would really enjoy, but it hogs computer space, and then I can't see anything. Very frustrating.

Birgitte said...

Welcome back, Vicky, I've missed you. And your choice of dress is beautiful- nothing like sewing for a young pretty girl to get your mojo back! Hope her exam goes well.

a little sewing on the side said...

Good to see you Vicki! That is such a cute dress- I look forward to seeing your progress.

paco peralta said...

Hello Vicki .- I am very happy to read his new post and has noted that new projects in mind. Congratulations also for the prizes, you deserve. your kindness is always welcome, really. a hug and see you soon.

Paco

Kristy said...

yay Vicki, so glad you're back posting. Can't wait to see how the BWOF dress for your daughter turns out. And I trust you've been giving the gorgeous Cour Carre suit a workout in the meantime? It's too nice not to wear all the time

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I am glad to see you posting again! And can't wait to share sewing adventures with you!

Tany said...

Congratulations on the awards!! Hugs from Portugal!