Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing still on?
I know it's been a looooong time, but I hope you didn't delete me from your RSS reader yet. Really, I never intended to be gone for this long. I guess I'm not "mommy blogger" material! The break was nice though, and I feel refreshed and ready to be back in the online sewing world. I'm just going to pick up where I am now, and here and there I will share some of the projects that I completed during my hiatus.
The truth is, I haven't sewn much for myself recently. Maybe part of the reason is that styles in Burda magazine no longer excite me the way they used to. And how they killed their English language website and therefore hundreds of my old links to the archives, ugh, I know it's already been hashed out in forums, blogs, etc so I won't go into it again...
I have sewing a few things for L of course - it's great once they are past 6 months and their growth rate slows down a bit so a particular garment may fit for several months! We are approaching her first birthday next month, so I am sewing a dress for her to wear when we get some professional pictures done. I'm not sure if I'll be able to show the pictures here, but the setting is going to be all white/beige/neutral colors, so I'm making a simple white woven dress.
This is my muslin of Burda magazine 11-2007-136, I'll post a line drawing in a future post. I've made a few Ottobre garments but the only Burda item I've made for her is a sleepsack which runs huge (review forthcoming), so I decided it would be worthwhile to check the fit on this dress.
If you know about babies, then you know they are fascinated by anything tiny; here L is inspecting each thread on the unfinished hem.