I think also a reason I have not been so busy is because I am not sure where I stand with the seasons at the moment. This time of year is normally busy with summer dresses, but it's not quite been the weather to inspire me.
However, today I went for a little hunt for pillowcases and flowerpots in the charity shops, and also happened upon this jazzy little bit of fabric:
It was just £1 but quite small. I was confident of getting a dress out of it after managing to make a dress from a scarf (briefly mentioned here) last year which I wear quite a lot. I used headless harriet and really just draped and pinned the fabric onto her until it looked like a dress and sewed it all up. I wonder if this is how the draping method of pattern cutting really works? I'm not sure.
I was quite slapdash with my sewing this afternoon as am being a bit lazy today. But I am pleased with my finished result:
And there you can also see my new flowerpot too (trying to detract from the ill appearance of the plant!)
I think this will be a good addition to my summer wardrobe. I hear there is some summer weather approaching so perhaps this will be just in time! Let us have hope.
Lovely afternoon's work.
Emilia. x. xxx