The children have gone back to school this morning and all went remarkably smoothly for a first day of term. I’ve done the dishes, hung out the washing (now back in, rain stopped play) had a second breakfast and taken a photo of my desk, to share with Julia and her merry band of desk hoppers around the world.
A jumble of patterns, magazines and fabric scraps at the back. My SU catalogue, a marker (to highlight retiring products) trusty diary and notebook on top of that. Part of a super secret project (which I hastily covered) peeking out centre front. The remainder of my dress fabric. My hexi sewing kit, along with the latest blocks sewn.
Under that pile of patterns is this new sewing magazine (out in the shops tomorrow, I believe) and first impressions are good. It comes with a Liberty supplement, full of pretty projects and a fat quarter of Kirstie Allsopp’s new fabric. There is also a free pattern (digital download) for the dress on the front cover. A good variety of projects.
Since my update last week, I’ve attached the waistbands to both bodice and skirt, to bring the two halves of the dress together. I need to slipstitch it down on the inside, then it’s on to the zip. I haven’t yet decided whether to use the machine or hand pick it, as seen on the Great British Sewing Bee. Watch this space.
Time for a coffee and a spot of visiting. I’ll be back on Friday with the April edition of SIPIDI! You’d be very welcome to join in.