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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shh... Sewing!

I haven't done any dressmaking for a LONG time.  I have been trying to screw up the courage to start again for ages.  I thought buying my new Janome machine last year would do it.  Well, I did use it a bit, for textile art bits and pieces, but I could never get comfortable at the table it was on.  So George bought me a dewing table that's the right height and my back no longer hurts when I sew.

That was only a month ago so I haven't waited TOO long, considering how long I've been out of the game.  But really, the only thing that has pushed me into it at long last is the fact that I need a nice dress for Saturday (yes, that's the Saturday in three days time) and I can't wear any of the nice ones I already have because they are for warmer weather and it is going to be FREEZING.  (Late September in Melbourne can be anything, weatherwise, so I could well have got away with a sleeveless dress!)

I steeled myself to cut out the pattern.  To alter the bodice slightly.  Yesterday, to cut everything out.  Today, sewing commences.  Am I scared?  YOU BET!!!  But here goes!!


2paw said...

Oh good luck!! I am girding my loins to sew dresses in October and I need a dressed up dress to wear to a 50th party. I can't wait to see your creation!!!

Roxie said...

Fabulous fabric! Do a cat walk for us.

mrspao said...

Looks lovely. I hope you are managing ok. I'm thinking about getting a Janome myself. What do you think of yours?

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Hi Judy, you are very brave indeed!
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx

Denise said...

Well done! Now, we need photos of the dress, as worn by you! Pretty please *flutters eyelashes*

mrspao said...

Looks like it will be great.