Well, it's been all go here over the past couple of weeks. Deadlines out the wazoo, birthdays, sorting holidays, library work..... This morning is a fairly quiet one so I thought I'd take the opportunity to blog while I could and share a few things I've been working on lately.
Here's my latest dress:
The fabric is from the Sussex Beacon charity shop on George Street, Hove, who have been selling LOADS of fabric recently. I believe at the moment they are offering the fabrics for half price. Anyhoo, it's pretty similar to the other dresses I have made; slightly more empire line, though, and with a channel put in under the bust to make a housing for a simple belt (it's just 2m of black bias binding sewn flat). I also put in slightly more flowing sleeves gathered with elastic at the cuffs. I'm just off to a leaving do in this photo (hence the slightly pants evening light). One of the ladies I work with has just gone off on a year-long round-the-world trip. I'm not at all jealous.
And here are a few sketches and colour samples and the like from projects I've been working on:
It's strange, I always think I've done no work whatsoever, but, actually, looking though the stuff I've been working on recently, there's really quite a bit. I can't really share more of it, though, until it's out in the Big Wide World. My new postcard came though this week, but I'll share that once I've sent it out, which won't be until the end of the month.
We're off on our hols from Tuesday, so blogging will be pretty non-existent for two weeks. I hope the weather stays fine for us, especially as we're camping! I do love the onset of autumn, though. My absolute favourite time of year. I have bought pretty much all of my autumn/winter wardrobe already (can't resist new knits in the shops!), although I'm sure I'll make myself a few wintery dresses as the season progresses. There is a definite autumn smell in the air, though, and it's amazing how quickly it's getting dark already. After the hols, I'm starting a 10-week book-binding course which I'm really looking forward to. And then there are more birthdays, more deadlines, and Christmas (eek, the C-word) to look forward to. Sigh. I do like being busy, though. Good job, really!!