It seems like five minutes have passed since my last post, but all the evidence confirms it has actually been about five months...good grief!
On the sewing side of things, apart from making some buttonholes on a top, and sewing the buttons on, I haven't actually done any sewing at all since the end of July. I know this, as I bought some new scissors around then, and have never used them (there they are, above).
I did finish the black silk top I had started (will try to photograph it when the light is right), and I continued to finish it with a few simple couture (apparently) techniques, such as oversewing every single seam and edge by hand, and sewing in the pleats along the neckline by hand, too. I must say, it was very satisfying indeed, though it took ages and ages to do. The result is a lot flatter than finishing edges by oversewing on my machine, or turning under twice in order to make a hem. I don't think I'll be employing these techniques as a matter of routine, though, as it just takes so much time. When the fabric calls for it, then I'll bear it in mind. Otherwise, I think finishing edges with tape might be a good, neat idea, and not too time-consuming. However, be warned, knowing me I'll not bother at all and then regret it and feel inadequate when it all starts fraying!
I really mean to cut out another DKNY dress like the white one I made before. It turns out I really love this dress (unexpectedly) and NEED another one. I washed and prepared the fabric at the end of last summer but never got around to cutting it out. That is how lazy I can be, getting around to things. I look a bit more strea,lined around the middle since taking up Ashtanga in July (I practise every day, to one extent or another).
I have been pre-occupied with sorting out the details of our new kitchen extension, which I mentioned before. Now it's more pressing as I know it's really really happening (probably in June) and I need to get stuff decided and ordered. It's a sharp learning curve but I'm enjoying it. I'll share some of the details at some point.
OH NO! I JUST DELETED SOME PHOTOS FROM MY PHOTOBUCKET ACCOUNT, THINKING I'D TIDY IT UP A BIT AND, OF COURSE, THEY'VE DISAPPEARED FROM MY BLOG. GRRRRRRRRRR. SORRY ABOUT THAT!