We are off to Northern Spain via France at the end of May so I need to set aside some time to make at least 2 of these dresses.
The pink dress is incredibly easy so I might make that one first, the long ties change the style of the dress so it will either be a pain to wear or a complete favourite!
I’ve got another pattern for a wrap around stretch fabric dress which I am aiming to make with the last fabric.
The stripey fabric and pattern are really calling to me though, can’t wait to make that one and then there is that black/cream/blue fine cotton lawn to deal with…I used to be able to make a dress in a day but feel sadly that those days are long gone, especially as I am now enjoying Vintage patterns which have much more tailoring involved.
Today I have dyed up half of the club fibre, the other half is soaking ready for the dyes…it is so pretty and the fibre is so erm….yummy!! I also have a few orders for Interchangeable needle Organisers and bags so I’ll get those done before I start on my dresses.
I am feeling a tad melancholy at the moment, we left my Mum on Sunday after spending a week nursing her after a total knee replacement. Mum lives in Northern Ireland, we live in Cambridgeshire and there are 12 hours travelling between us if we drive and use the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. On a happy note, Mum is doing so well and could bend her poor knee on the day we picked her up from the hospital so she was comfortable in our car on the 2 hour drive from the hospital to her house.
I would have liked to have stayed longer and helped Mum more but of course, Barry has to work so we left her in the capable hands of my sister Lizbeth and her husband Jim. They are staying for 2 weeks. I hope Mum can progress even more in those 2 weeks so that she will be safe to be in her own company. It is so pretty in NI at this time of year, the weather is very changeable, as it is every where in April but more so over there.
Barry managed to go out on the Saturday evening and capture an amazing sunset, I’ll add a photo or two when he has finished editing the photographs. I hardly left Mum’s side all week, we had a happy, calm week with her and enjoyed seeing my brother Matt, his lovely wife Sylvia and their entertaining daughter Sara, who popped in to see us most evenings. It’s Matt’s birthday today, Happy Birthday Bruvva