|Alice and Lizzie|
|Alice and Lizzy again (yes I know, it's nearly the same photo, sorry!)|
|Bianca and Rosie - both are more gorgeous in real life!|
|Another bad photo but it shows Lizzie's beautifully fitting dress and Rosie's gorgeous outfit.|
Saturday 28th March was the Brisbane Spoolette's 2nd high tea meet up. It was also my birthday so double bonus.... I get to celebrate and have fun and I don't have to do anything! (I also had a 50th birthday party immediately after which was great fun also). I wore my Style Arc Alisha dress and got many lovely compliments... thanks ladies! I was RACKED with indecision about what to make... even at 10am I was thinking I could make something simple but still could not cut into anything. (It's been a busy time around here and it's slowed down from yesterday thank goodness).
I took 4 photos, with only two really worth it, but I got so caught up with talking and catching up with everyone that I forgot to take more. It was another great afternoon. I took many patterns a 4 or 5 pieces of fabric, but came home only with 1 piece of lovely silk and 5 patterns. One is an infinity dress, a shirt and shirtdress and this next one...
Isn't it hilarious! I want to know why the dog's face is whited out... to save face in the dog modelling world maybe! In a moment of
madness serendipity, my mother asked me last week if I could make a raincoat for Hercules the family dog. I even have some high viz ripstop or some orange umbrella type fabric and reflective tape. Anyone have any experience with this type of project.... this looks like it is made for stretch... can I increase the size and make it out of ripstop? Do I line it with something soft? It rains here in the summer so it's hot and rainy not cold. Someone asked me if I'd put the spikes on... why not me thinks... if the dog is looking stupid with a raincoat why shouldn't he go all out with spikes too. This isn't next in line... I'm making some pyjamas for my niece for her birthday that was a week before mine... she's hard to buy for and doesn't need anything but always appreciates me making something for her and you can never have too many pjs can you? I'll use the same Burda pattern I used for mine as I'm really happy with them. It will be stash fabric but which one? I have two in mind but one will win over as I'm not sure if she likes the colours of the other one.
On another note, I have come into some (a little) money and I'm thinking to buy a new machine (maybe after I sell 3 or 4 of the 7 machines I have). I'm looking at a Pfaff but I have no experience with them nor do I know anyone who has one. I'll make time this week to go and test one and the shop I'll go to has Bernina too... but boy are they expensive. To compare the two, the Pfaff I was looking at is about $800 and the Bernina is about $3000! Any advice or comments are very welcome.