Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And more infrequent posting begins.... now

What have I been up to lately? I've been busy packing for my trip, I'm leaving today for Marrakesh (Morocco) then Ibiza and Barcelona (Spain) after that. Perfect timing, too, because Seattle has decided it wants to be 65F and rainy this week.

I've also been sewing. The bad news is that I did not finish the Burdastyle Alison swimsuit... It's close, but I couldn't get the bra cups right. I'll work on that again when I get back, we have a family trip to Hawaii coming up so I have incentive to finish it soon.

The good news is that I cranked out a dress, BWOF 6-2008-120. I lengthened it so it's a maxi dress. I'll post a review later, but in the meantime, if you're interested in making this pattern, let me strongly suggest that you make a muslin of at least the bodice, mine required some fiddling to get a good fit.

I think I'll try my hand at mobile blogging during this trip, so maybe I can post a picture of the dress in some exotic location...

12 comments:

ambika said...

That honestly sounds like my dream trip. Have fun!

ambika said...

That honestly sounds like my dream trip. Have fun!

Geri said...

Have a good trip! I love Barcelona... You should visit all the Gaudi stuff it is really worth it...

Melissa said...

Have a fun & safe trip - yep, our weather sure is stinky this week too. Enjoy some glorious weather for me while you're away.

Vicki said...

Have fun!

toy said...

OMG, you are soooo not going to Morocco..
sniff, sniff,,
have fun!
travel saftely

colour by number said...

Jealous. Have a great time.

Marji said...

Have a great time!

Colette said...

Oh.... that sounds like fun! All 3 places I'd like to go to one day. Have a great time away...we will miss you!

Bon voyage.
Colette

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I bet that looks great as a maxi dress! Soooo jealous of your trip. Have a fabulous time and take lots of fabulous pictures.

paco peralta said...

Christina .- wish you a safe journey. Ahhh. illusion that you visit Barcelona. I am sure that you love this city. I remain at your disposal for what you might need, here is my house. Hugs, Paco

Madame Suggia said...

You'll love Marrakesh & Barcelona! In Marrakesh, don't bother with the Piano Bar/Churchill Bar at La Mamounia-horribly 'touristy' and disappointing. But do eat at the J'mah El F'nah (the main square with the ourdoor food stands)-the food is delicious and safe to eat. In Barcelona, I can recommend Boaz bar for cocktails (just off the Ramblas) and Cafe Pep for seafood. and looking at this I suddenly realise why I've always have a weight problem...have a great trip!