Thank You Stitching Santa!

The office for our apartments closed for Christmas.  Of course, my #stitchingsanta present was delivered on the final day they were open…when I was out and I didn’t get back in time to pick it up before they closed! 😦  I was sad because I knew we were going away the morning after Christmas so I wouldn’t be able to open it until we got back on the 29th!!! Can you guess what I did first when we got back from Vegas??  I OPENED IT OF COURSE!!

Now my stitching santa was lovely Abi over at The Freckled Fashionista!  Abi did sooooo well putting the gifts together and I absolutely LOVE everything! Thank you so much Abi!

I did have a sneaky suspicion that Abi was my santa.  She posted a blog post with some presents wrapped with doggy paper and some English themed fabric.  Well, I have a dog, I lived in England and I now live in the US so I thought that it may be for me and it was!  I was so pleased when I opened the parcel because everything was wrapped up brilliantly – the wrapping paper was gorgeous!

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I did it! I Made Trousers :-)

Trousers have been on my ‘take make’ list for a while and I had been putting off making them for a while too.  A few weeks ago, I decided to bite the bullet and go for it.  My pattern of choice was the Cigarette Pant pattern from the Gertie Sews Vintage Casual book.

As usual, before making a garment, I tend to research it online to see if there are any fitting issues and tips for construction.  With this pattern, I only managed to find 3 bloggers who had reviewed them – there were a lot of reviews for the Butterick 5895’s, which were designed by Gertie…but these were different form the ones in the book so I didn’t really want to take note of those fitting issues as they were not the same trousers!

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Bonnell Dresses: My First Pattern Alterations

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Just over a month ago, I made my first Bonnell dress from Dixie DIY.  I knew that this was the dress I was going to make for my Art Gallery Fabric project so I really wanted to make the fit of the dress perfect.  For the very first dress, I used a pink & green floral cotton with a plain purple cotton lining.  I shortened the bodice pattern by 1 inch as I’ve now gathered that I need to do this for most dress bodices.  The rest of the pattern was cut out in a size 10.

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Sunday Sevens #53

Here we are – the first post into the second year of Sunday Sevens! Woohoo!
Last week’s post was the giveaway so I haven’t actually shown any of my photos for 2 weeks. So these photos are from the last 2 weeks and there’s more than 7 too! Enjoy 🙂

1. We had a trip to the Melting Pot and I enjoyed the cheese & chocolate courses far too much!

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Sunday Sevens #52 – Happy 1 Year Anniversary **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

So here we are! One year in! ONE WHOLE YEAR OF SUNDAY SEVENS BLOG POSTS! I can’t actually believe that we’ve reached this far…I actually thought that I would give up half way through but I enjoy posting Sunday Sevens so much…how could I possibly stop posting?!

52 weeks ago Sunday Sevens began. A little blog series where I shared 7 photographs from my week and invited other bloggers to join me. Now one year on, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all who have joined in with Sunday Sevens. Many bloggers have joined in with posting their own Sunday Sevens; some every week, some for part of the year & some whenever they can. It has been an absolute pleasure to read about what people get up to in the week and it has been great to make some blogging buddies along the way. So to everyone who has been a part of Sunday Sevens, whether blogging, reading or commenting – THANK YOU!

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