just finished the rest of my stuff for lladybird’s summer 2011 line and i feel gooooood. like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
here is the last piece to be photo’d (not the last piece made, but i realized i forgot to take a picture!), plus a quick recap:
shorts romper with gingham waist-tie. the arms & legs are encased in 1/4″ elastic & the top ties with a self-fabric drawstring.
recognize this fabric? don’t worry – i already cut out what i needed for my next project :) this was just the leftover, aka, stash-buster.
whew! that’s a lot to have hammered out in such a short amount of time!
can you believe that nearly everything came from my stash? things i bought: 1 yard of red twill (for the shorts), 1 white separating zipper (for the gingham top), 1 spool of white thread, the rayon-nightmare nautical top (in it’s before stage). that’s it! everything else is the result of a stash-bust! pretty impressive, i think!
oh, and did you notice my pictures going from bad to worse to bad to the very worst?
this is what my sewing room looked like during the sewing frenzy. i kind of fall apart when i’m under pressure, at least cleanliness-wise.
if you don’t think that looks too bad, trust me, it’s bad. i found so many weird things lurking under piles of fabric. except my thread clippers. i still can’t find those & i’m actually really sad about it.
anyway, i have a half-finished rooibos that has been patiently waiting to be picked back up again, so hopefully i’ll have something to show in the next couple of days. and i just signed up for gertie’s bombshell dress course, although i have no idea when i’ll be able to actually crank one out – i’m dead-set on finding the perfect fabric.
despite the continued heat wave we are experiencing, i have suddenly developed a need to start planning my winter wardrobe. i have no idea what that will entail, except that i bought a couple pieces of gooorgeous wool tweed for massively cheap (like, $3 for 4 yards and $2 for 2 yards massively cheap). i’m thinking about making another coat! is this a bad idea? haha!
oh, also, i need to re-dye my hair. all this sewing made me neglectful, and i have the 1″ roots to prove it (believe me. i just measured my hair with a ruler).