Anyone who reads (or used to) my blog will know things have been REALLY quiet around here over the past few months. I have just been so busy and that means that my craft and leisure time has suffered.
I decided I did not want to end the year in a slump. Next year I plan to do things a little differently and I wanted to see the year in as I mean to continue. So yesterday I pulled out a pattern, one I have made before so already had traced it off in my size. Then I made a start while chatting to some friends on Facebook in what became a virtual sew-along.
I made the Anna Maria Socialite Dress. I have made this before a couple of times; the first attempt was too small even thought I did measure and the second attempt fit well but the fabric was a bit heavy and it did not sit well on me.
This time I am really happy with it. This is a size medium and once again I left out the pockets, I prefer the line of the dress without the pockets. I made a belt too as I tend to look like I am wearing a sack if I don't wear one.
I think 2013 is looking up!
For awhile I thought the only thing I would have to show off as a finished WIP was the children's library bags. Possum starts school next year and needed one; naturally this meant Blue needed to have one as well.
I appliqued some circles from feature fabrics they each picked, on the other side using one of the fabrics shown I put their initials. I am really happy with these, so are the children. Bonus!
Happy New Year :)