Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another day in paradise...

This was what was waiting for me when I arrived at "the local" this morning.. what a sensational winters day!

A new dress for Miss Ebony - you may recognise it as Oliver + S teaparty sundress... made up in an old spotlight purchase!!

She can't quite work out how to crawl on the sand yet.. but is trying.. !!

Me with Mr Jacob who has decided (thankfully.. !!) that the water isn't bad after all and was more than happy to go intoday!! (it was freezing by Mummy standards!)

and finally..

a hat for Miss Ebony - I figured that she should probably be wearing one, even though she disagrees! This was this afternoons project while the kidlets were sleeping after being worn out by their beach adventure!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Dress... !

Finished yesterday arvo - all but the hem.. Lots of swearing, unpicking and finally relief when I worked out what I was doing wrong!

It is made to pattern New Look 6644 using some fabric from Lincraft that my friend Karen helped me pick! I like it except for I think the pattern on the fabric is making my hips/thighs look bigger than what they really are.. maybe might be different with a plain fabric? Anyway, i'm ecstatic that it is near enough completed !!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sneaky Shopping & Flowergirl Dress

Was on my way out to lunch today and decided to stop in at Spotlight, good thing I did cos big big sale on !! (you know its going to be a good trip when the store manager is handing out 20% off coupons at the front door!!)

Anyhow, went looking for patterns for DD & DS.. Nothing.. so next best thing, me! found three that I liked.. New Look 6644 (potential bridesmaid dress?? ) New Look 6864 and New Look 6782.

Didn't end there tho, also purchased some material.. which looks like..

Not sure exactly what I am going to make with it, maybe a shirt for DS out of the plaids? who knows.. !

After I got home, my sister partner & their tribe turned up for the first flowergirl dress try on, went well..


Dress is the same one size 7, Katie is 8 and Keleni 6 and the only difference in their sizing is their height!! (and if you can't tell, Keleni hates getting her pic taken and Katie is aspiring to be a model .. )