Thank you for calling and if you have time to leave a comment - then thank you. I do appreciate it and if you have a blog, please let me know so that I can return the favour. Thank you for your recent comments about this urticaria thingy. I'm coming to terms with it. I am seeing my GP later this week to find out about what to expect symptom wise if ever I have the misfortune to need to use an Epipen. I will still be paddling Mrs Duck, might need to heat the pond up a fraction for me though
The infamous dress is finished - Yay!
After the issues with my (new!) sewing machine, messing about with the pattern, lengthening waist, and length of dress, altering the size, adding pockets,putting the buttonholes on the wrong piece of pocket, first time of doing a princess seam, taking away the pleats etc I am quite pleased with the result. I did enjoy doing it and have learnt a lot of lessons, so I will carry on.
I made it because I wanted a floor length dress for work that had pockets to accommodate my insulin pump - hence the pockets with a buttonhole to feed the tubing through. All of the dresses I'd seen in the shops were bandeau style with spaghetti straps - not suitable for work or were made from stretchy fabric that clung too much around the lumpy bits. I wore it to work today and had a couple of very nice comments so it couldn't have looked too bad. I just don't like my photograph being taken. It looks quite full in the photo which I think is down to the fabric, the way I'm standing, my bad body shape I dunno, I will look out for a softer fabric next time
Anyway, back to card making over the next few days I really must make a start on some Christmas cards! See you Thursday