Okay, backstory! I made the leap last year to move to Melbourne, more excited then anything to jump into the city of beautiful artsy greatness and famously unpredictable weather. Sadly, the plans made for the moving of my stuff were less than sound, and it all wound up in storage... Back in Brisbane! That, my future friends, left me with no machine, no fabric stash, no patterns - not even a decent pair of scissors. I've been here about four months now, four months in which I was just dying to make pretty things, and share them with everyone!
So, what happens when such a case of stitching withdrawal reaches its natural crescendo? Handsewing, dear reader. Hand-bloomin' sewing, the cutting up of innocent sheets, and the top below!
I'm going to do a full post on this one, with better pics of course, and some shots of my hokey hand sewing. I just couldn't wait to show you, though!
My next project is a pair of shorts to go with these. Pattern pics also forthcoming, but in the meantime, I attempted a sketch with an iPhone app I just downloaded:
Woeful, no? Another of my long term goals is to embrace the arcane and black art known as "drawing". I might concentrate in the future on using those "pencil" and "paper" things, because once you take away the need for anti-alias-whatsits and layery-bobs, my scratchings can pass as endearingly imperfect, rather than objectively incompetent. I really want to show you some sketches like this with my ideas for accessorising drawn in, but just wrangling that picture out of my phone left me totally fatigued, haha! Think a boater hat and scrunchy socks, though. Not necessarily in the same outfit.
Anyway, back on the topic of things I CAN do - today I have daylight and a willing friend ready to take photos, and THAT means I can soon introduce some of my completed pretties! Yay, I'm excited!