Friday, 2 September 2011

Last minute holiday makes (almost complete)

So the last couple of evenings I have been cutting out and sewing, in an attempt to whip up a little buttercup bag and a easy beach dress for my holiday.

Unfortunately only the bag is complete as my machine starting behaving very badly, which slowed me up considerably.  However I'm happy with my little summer holiday bag

I'm a bit bummed I didn't finish the dress.  I still need to finish the sleeve edges, hem the skirt part and insert the elastic, oh and take it in by about 2 inches.  But on the plus side, it fits my boobs!! Never mind, I will have it for my next holiday.

I secretly think I have a dress-making curse on me, as the second I started sewing up the beach dress, the bobbin tension started to go mental and it was making nasty thudding noises.  Turns out I had a tonne of fluff around the bobbin case (bad me for not cleaning it more).  Still it's like something really doesn't want me to sew dresses.

I have a week off work after we get back from our hols, and I plan to make up my Beignet as the pieces are just lying there begging to be sewn together.  However I plan to abandon my frappuccino dress now (autumn is coming so I wouldn't be able to wear it anyway), and instead I will make a Rooibos for work (and maybe one for play), the pattern for which I won on Ashley's giveaway.  As Sarai over at Colette patterns has just done a sew-along on this dress (including how to do an FBA!!!) I am hoping the fitting on this dress will be less of an issue.

Right I'm off to catch a plane.

P.S. is is clich√© to take "My family and other animals" as your holiday read if you are going to Corfu?


  1. Cute bag! Have a wonderful holiday :-)

  2. Oh how annoying, I get so frustrated when my machine goes wonky, especially as I have no idea how to fix it. I usually just fiddle with everything until it starts working correctly again! Love the little bag though, it's been on my make list for a while, the yellow lining looks very summery indeed!

    Have a lovely time in Corfu - I have read My Family and Other Animals and it is very evocative of the island so I imagine it was a good pick, I love reading novels set in places I am/know (funnily enough we were just talking aobut this in book group last week!)

  3. Yay Laura. Lush bag!! Hope it returns well used and fullof sand! Enjoy your hols, think positive- not a curse, just the machine seeking your attention. And look forward to beignets and rooibos. Xx


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