Or maybe Dress Gang?? Or Lorna Doona?? I never watch Meet the Press because I am an Insiders fan. Not many people saw Press Gang, which was such a great show. I do like Lorna Doone, in book form or on TV. Anyway, meet The Dress and The Dress Gang. This is my toile for the Rooibos dress from Colette pattern, made from a doona cover.
It took about twenty photos before the novelty wore off and The Labradors (Dress Gang) went away. Yes, that is me, a very small picture of me, and I am conveniently headless where the mirror broke. I don't think I will have seven years' bad luck and I do like the way it crops out my head automatically.
I did a FBA and then added two inches of width to the front and back midriff bands, but it was too much. Apparently my upper midriff is the right size!! I will have to move the extra dart created by the FBA up a little, and also add some length directly under the three lower bust darts, but otherwise it is my most successful FBA ever. The back bodice darts are way too pointy and puff out, so I shall lengthen and narrow them. The shoulders need to be raised and I lowered the neckline and maintained the square shape without the little twiddly turnover pieces. And I am surprised to see that my legs don't look all that fat!!! Considering I am wearing a terribly unmatched and non-drapy dress, it is not too bad at all. I just have to redraft the front bodice and sew it to the skirt again and then I think I will be ready to make the Real Dress. There is a Sew Along, but I am just catching up. I find dressmaking very, very tiring. The Colette patterns are made for women who are curvy, and I am encouraged to sew another pattern, now that I know they really do have a curvier fit.
The wild weather has gone, the flood peak in town has passed and the Sun is shining, so Peri and Gilly and I spent some time in the garden. I had cups of tea and just watched them going about their business. I don't know what Peri saw when she was looking with Gilly,
but she decided it was a Hackles Up situation.
I haven't knitted another stitch of the socks I have not named yet. It has taken all my effort to cut out and then sew The Dress, but I am baking an Upside Down Apple Cake, maybe with some extra caramel sauce. And some bought custard!!
Yesterday MrsDrWho and I had brunch in town and then shopped. We also read poems for the masses in a book shop because it was, apparently, Local Book Shop Day. I purchased more green Reg Grundies and I have twelve now. And another cardigan at an extremely reduced price as a gift, I'm going to sew a skirt to match so I hope I can find co-ordinating fabric. It isn't this blue, it is more of a soft teal/denimy colour. The end of Winter is certainly a time for bargains!!
I am in a quandary about this weeks recipe. I wonder should I cook with quinoa, or go straight to 'R'?? U,V,W,X,Y and Z offer fewer recipe options and I do want to fit in some Christmas cooking in December. I will think on it. Oh I can smell the cake, it smells so lovely: all apple-y and brown sugary. It is almost cooked now. Maybe I should just have a tiny little taste, just a crumb from the edge.....