An Offering …

Finally have a wee offering after weeks of being busy doing ……….. mmmmm what have I been doing? Me thinks rather a lot of tail chasing which is neither fun or productive 😳

Did nab a couple of lovely bits of fabric at Walthamstow with DD1 and feel a medal is deserved as I for once in a lifetime only purchased what I actually needed *nods in respect to oneself* 🤗

In addition to fabric for a dress for my friends wedding yesterday I wanted a fabulously bling trim. The joy of a same sex wedding, if I can’t dress in super bling there, then no better opportunity will ever present itself.

Found the perfect trim at £4 per meter which I thought was a bit pricey until I found something similar but not as pretty IMHO on tinterweb at £20 per meter. My purchase became an instant bargain.

The sew was shall we say, a sweary Mary experience as the Devore was like sewing spiders web BUT it paid off as I got to utter those most satisfying words many times. “I made it” then watching the expressions such as ‘it’s witchcraft, clever, unbelievable etc’. Got to love those moments, they make up for past sewing tragedies.

Took my own advice after recent gaff with neckline shape and went for a very deep v neck, I was more than a little pleased with the end result.

It was wonderful to be with much loved friends and getting to see the last of the summer flowers and green trees before Autumn truly gets a grip.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CurlsnSkirls
    Oct 02, 2016 @ 22:05:05

    Love the dress, Gawjus One! And the bling is, of course, spot on (and at such a bargain, too 😉)! Good going with the neckline. That HH let you out t’house is a wonder, but as you were so good at Walthamstow… See you’re still doing the nails to match. Lovely! And love the hair blowin’ in the breeze (wind? gale?). Oops! Forgot to look at the shoes… So good to see you back here looking and sounding so good! xxx


    • oursewingpatch
      Oct 03, 2016 @ 14:58:31

      Thank you my lovely friend. I went with plain court shoes but did sneak some flat gold blingers in my bag for the evening 😉 HH is always so generous with his compliments but this time extra praise was heaped so I felt like a million bucks before I’d even left the house. My hair has been layered which has given it more ‘style and texture’ whilst also making it not so heavy and warm. I’m really pleased with it. Thanks for your lovely comments xx


      • CurlsnSkirls
        Oct 05, 2016 @ 01:54:09

        Your shoe solution seems imminently practical, and the layers do also, but a different sort of practical, my lovely. Hope that makes sense!

  2. sewchet
    Oct 03, 2016 @ 11:54:12

    Beautiful dress and glad to hear that you got to grips with sewing with the challenging Devoré. What did you wear underneath as it looks a little revealing….?


    • oursewingpatch
      Oct 03, 2016 @ 14:54:23

      I wore a good old fashioned full black slip which worked really well for me as I do get rather hot and I was as fresh as a daisy which is one big plus for me. Just hate it when you spend an age getting the look right only to have the dragged through a hedge backwards look just a couple of hours later 😂


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