Despite the fact that I am supposed to be getting organised for my trip to New Zealand by tidying, clearing and sorting etc...I am easily distracted...and when I was asked if would make some clothes for Elsa's Sasha family, I readily agreed. She wanted some things made with the fabric she had. Actually it was recycling/upcycling...making use of some clothing and some curtaining that had special memories.
First up is a dress from the curtaining fabric:
Next was a sleeveless dress made from a skirt.
Next a dress made from a blouse:
Next up is a dress made from a very pretty Laura Ashley shirred dress with ties across the shoulders. I wanted to fully utilise the prettiness of the dress by incorporating the shirring...this is what I came up with.
I am really pleased with this, it is so fine and pretty...I hope Elsa is as well.
Next was slightly challenging as it was a sleeveless top made of viscose with darts in the body. Elsa wanted a sleeveless dress made from it and although it took some thinking about I believe I have achieved that nicely.
Now that will probably be all the sewing for me for a while now as I really must achieve quite a lot of household chores before I go away. Six weeks ago I wrote out a schedule to make the work easier for me...did I follow it? Of course I didn't and now I have last minute panicitis. It is easy to say leave it...but I know what will happen if I do! My dear husband will deal with it...and that is a scary thought indeed having experienced his 'tidying' techniques last year while I was away...So needs must.
I'm sure that Henry will pop in though to give some updates... :-)
Have a good week everyone.