Making it Monday

Wow, only four days left in February, and I feel like I’m limping to the end of my challenge. I’m definitely going to miss the post-a-day goal, but I’m still keen as mustard to make it to 28 posts in 28 days! I have four more days to write about 7 posts, so it’s a huge charge to the end! Both children are sick, and the last few nights have seen next to no decent sleep, but I’m determined! Oh, and did I mention that Alby’s daycare mum is on holidays this week too? Yep, both children, all day, no sleep. Good thing I’ve done some entertainment planning (library, painting, cooking, digging in the garden)

I have some bedroom updates to finish off, and the filing cabinet is underway, but at this stage, nothing is ready for sharing. I do have some sewing happening though 🙂

I found a gorgeous pattern for Clara when Spotlight had 3 for $10 patterns, and then I found one for me that is embarrassingly similar. Now, I’m not into matching clothing, but I loved both, so they’ve been cut out and now I just have to choose what fabric to use.

I adore a good bubble dress! Now to choose the fabric...
I adore a good bubble dress! Now to choose the fabric…

I used to cut the patterns directly, but now that I’m making more children’s clothes, and will use a greater range of sizes, I’ve started tracing them in single sizes, and using those instead of the original. I’m loving using baking paper from Aldi for the job and at $3.80 for an extra wide, 20m roll, it’s a bargain.

The magic of baking paper
The magic of baking paper

We’re going to a wedding in March, so I’m going to have a go at making a nice cocktail dress for me. Last time I went shopping it was mission impossible to find something that fit my strange new (and temporary!) body shape. Hopefully the pattern I’ve chosen for myself will be flattering, and I was even planning on hacking it a little, because I loooooove this gorgeous dress from Anthropologie, and am thinking I can replicate the neckline.

The dress on the left is the one I'll have a go at hacking, after doing a test run of the unchanged pattern.
The dress on the left is the one I’ll have a go at hacking, after doing a test run of the unchanged pattern.

So wish me luck on my stitching adventure, will share as soon as it’s done

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