The light in Canberra this time of year, is startling and beautiful, in the morning. It is deceptive as the air outside is freezing cold! I love sitting in the stillness and being assailed by the image of pretty carnations on our coffee table. They always remind me of my grandmother, whom I am told also loved them.
I love mornings like this, though admittedly I am a bit wrecked today as Little Prince (my blogosphere moniker for our son- FYI) was burning up with a fever, had a cough and blocked nose. He just came down with it suddenly last night. One thing worse than being sick yourself is watching/ soothing a sick baby. Poor little guy! He does seem somewhat improved this morning… see the last picture, you’d never be able to tell!
In dressmaking land, I progessed the toile yesterday morning, or so I thought. I found a mistake, which I corrected, only to realise it was in fact the worst possible correction, I was right to begin with and the only way to correct it was to brandish a seam ripper, and rip the seams I did. I discovered there is an art to that too! DO NOT HURRY! I accidentally tore a collar piece which I had to recut, dart, etc… In any event, it amazed me I could still make a mistake after hand basting, machine basting and then proper stitching… alas, I did, probably because I didn’t turn the collar to check it first… I was tempted to pretend it wasn’t major and it wasn’t there but reminded myself the purpose of the toile is also a bit of a test run, as well as an opportunity to better fit the garment. So I re-did everything which took forever… My new motto… HURRY NOT, RIP NOT… or something like that! Ha! I am actually keeping notes about what I am doing/ need to do so I don’t forget
In any event, its now back on the right track and I comfort myself with the knowledge that the final expensive fabric make up is going to be so much easier now I “get” the pattern. Dare I add seamless? (Bad joke, I know).
Today’s pattern is so very Bond girl… Lanvin’s sophisticated one piece dress, Vogue Paris Original 1602.
I couldn’t help but include a pic of LP today… he lights up my world and I thought I’d share his sweet smile.