Today has been an interesting day. I awoke tired (Big surprise, it is a Monday after all!) and it was pouring with rain. The kind of rain that screams "Stay indoors!" But I went to work anyway, because, well, I suppose I didn't really have much of a choice. At about 2 o'clock, it started raining indoors also, and the ceilings almost fell through! It was all such a drama! I had to put on a hard hat (thankfully it matched my outfit) and evacuate everyone, and in the end I got to go home also.
I'm very happy for the early mark, but I feel dreadful for those colleagues who had to stay back and deal with the ankle deep water that filled our building, and those who's work stations and garment racks where destroyed. The fact that I'm happily sitting in my robe, sipping tea by the heater (and Oh so happy!) is slightly weighing on conscience.
But because of these dramatic events, I finally have the chance to share my latest (and quite possibly my favourite) creation with you!
I've had some serious sewing dramas lately, and although this dress took me a good couple of weeks to complete it wasn't particularly difficult. If I had of been a little more diligent, I probably could have finished it in a day or two. Part of me thinks that the boring fabric is to blame, It was very uninspiring when sitting in a heap on my desk, that's for certain!
Although the pattern was straightforward, there were a lot of techniques and steps that I had never used before - It was my first time working with crepe, my first teeny tiny roll hem, my first sleeves! my first time using my new overlocker, and my first peplum! phew, that's a lot of firsts!
There was a huge amount of room for me to screw this dress up, yet somehow I didn't! and I'm just thrilled with the end result!
But, do you want to know my favourite park about the dress? the peplum is detachable! I'm contemplating making one in black with an array of different coloured beautiful peplums to attach to it as I please!
Since its completion I have managed to wear it 3 times already! Sadly the weather is getting a lot colder, and it doesn't look great with a cardigan, so I want to wear it as much as I can, before its too cold.
Natasha, my dear friend and handy photography woman took photographs for me again. We went to the main campus of Sydney University and took the pictures in the quadrangle by the great hall. Its so beautiful there!
Don't you think it looks like Hogwarts?! Perhaps that's just my imagination/ wishful thinking!
Check out the rest of the Photographs here.