My new dress is almost perfect. I have the fit right, I adjusted the part where the sleeves meet the bodice at the front, it's all good - except for the hem. I think maybe the fabric was not printed absolutely on grain?? I did use the border as the hem and it was straight on the pattern when I started. Damn. I shall have to ask MrsDrWho to pin the right height as I slowly rotate. I do have a puffy chalk hem marker somewhere, but no puffy chalk. I think, think I trust MrsDrWho more than puffy chalk.....
Before: all the pieces fitted onto the fabric. After?? Not so much. Therefore the back is a different fabric. It was so hard to match. I really fancied a gold and dark green stripe, instead I have this fabric which is almost the right green with little gold leafy fronds. The front and back bodices only meet at the side seams so you never actually cross the fabric beams on the front.
Now I have three dresses. I think I shall make a Christmas dress. I have some material with green and white peppermints and that could be the skirt, with a green bodice perhaps?? Or maybe it is green enough by itself. I am undecided.
The weather has been hot, rain threatened this afternoon, but didn't eventuate. Our house is heating up and it is very warm inside, especially in the evenings. There have already been a few serious bush fires. The smoke from one enveloped the city last week.
Gilly likes to get all wet and then start work on her latest excavation near the fence under the honeysuckle. Pretty sure she's making a cool hole to lie in, or she's eating the dirt.....
I succumbed and bought some seasonal baking decorations: snowmen, silver balls, snow and red glitter I think.
Now I've watched all three full seasons of Modern Family, and the start of season 4, I shall have to embark on a new TV-fest. I have Chuck, Eureka, Fringe season 4 (again) Supernatural, or Conspiracy 365 all at the top of my list: I am spoiled for choice. TV on in the background has helped me finish all 48 of the secret knitting things. There is just a little beading and embroidery and then they can be wrapped.
Tomorrow night MrsDrWho and I are going to use our BlackSpot of Doomlight(tm) saving vouchers and then we will border Craftsy blocks and start assembling her quilt. She has 28 days (later) until Christmas to complete it. I am sure there will be no Zombies trying to eat the quilt, cats or the people sewing it though. Well, 99% sure. The Walking Dead is there for me to watch, but I have banned myself. It is too horrid and apparently there are some dogs being eaten, (click and drag to reveal) cardboard fake ones, but still. MrsDrWho said I would be very upset and I believe her.
I have been wearing my new, almost finished dress for four hours, so I really should take it off. Though I might just wear it till bedtime!!!