Been super busy for a while but I’m back and getting up to date.
First off my man took me away for valentine’s weekend to a favorite place of ours. I had such a lovely weekend exploring beaches and waterfalls and even trying my hardest to learn a bit of Welsh. Here’s a few photo’s from Wales.
There’s a few more photo’s up on my Instagram, search little cuckoo and you’ll find me.
I’ve also been struggling with the Harley Quinn dress vintage pattern. I’m blaming pointy bra’s for the (in my opinion) stupidly placed darts. So I had to move the dart which shifted were the strap should sit. I had to wait for a fitting before I felt I could move on with it. From the fitting I’ve deciding to add some boning into the bodice to give it a bit more structure.
The Harley Quinn Dress bodice on the stand.
Finally I am posting the Poison Ivy Dress final design! It’s really getting me excited.
It’s been full steam ahead on Gertie’s (from Gertie’s blog for better sewing) Butterick B5814 pattern I’m using for The Poison Ivy Dress. I made a toile and it fit just about perfectly. I had anticipated doing some alterations on the sleeve as shown in Gertie’s blog which I will have to do. And the cherry on the cake, the toile fits me too! I now have to make one for myself, how can I not?
The bodice on the stand.
I have also been a busy bee in the garden; I have grown my own veggies in pot’s for the last two years and have finally taken the plunge digging two veg patches. I have also bought a green house and have big plans. I’ve launched my sister blog www.alittlecuckoosgarden.wordpress.com about it and hope to share experiences and tips and a novice veggie grower. I’m really hoping to connect with other young British growers, I value every person from around the world that looks at this blog, it’s just British weather is temperamental at best so any advice on dealing with months of rain will be handy.
So from busy to busier, going to start constructing the two dresses soon and will try take lots of photo’s of it’s construction.