Monday, 27 December 2010
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Although , these days I have a job to get my hands on the laptop !!!
The bodice underneath was ivory satin.
I still hope to receive some official photos, I dont know why I dont take more myself , but I just can't take good photos. I hope you like it xx
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
I can't seem to add the quote myself without writing it all out !!! I really don't know what I am doing with computers, there must be a way of doing it. LOL . I just don't know what it is.
When my son was 5 and at primary school I used to help with the reading sessions. Once, a young boy asked me to do something on the computer, I looked at it but ...........
So, another 5 year old came over and sorted it right out !!!!!
I was sooooo embarrassed that I went and enrolled on a college course. Did all the Clait exams and even got a 'passport' (I think thats what it was) for a computer. And to think , that is supposed to mean I can 'competently' use any computer. Go figure !!!!!!! I just want it to do what I want it to do. Is that too much to ask :(
Friday, 3 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
We only had the morning to spend in Milan, we had to be at the airport in the afternoon.
On the Saturday we were going to climb the roof of the Duomo but, due to security for the parade, it was closed off.
However, even though there were people inside for a service, we found out that we were allowed to go up on the Sunday so our disappointment was over. So worth the visit !! Beware, even though we used the lift, there were still lots of steps to go up.. Leg muscles !!! And so not the time to have worn a short skirt !!! But it was not planned.
After our Cathedral visit, we went for a last drink in a cafe beside the square. Watching the people go by and already missing the place. I had the biggest Mojito on the menu , full of crushed ice and absolutely gorgeous on that hot day.
Just to finish, here is a pic of me, terrified at the airport. I hate flying, but I force myself to do it because I like to get to somewhere else x
Thursday, 19 August 2010
On the Saturday the weather was glorious again. We had found the Tourist Information and bought tickets to go on a bus tour which you can hop on and off whenever you like. It was lovely to hear a bit about the different places, we saw The Castello Sforzesco, which we had a look around .
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
I very rarely go shopping, and even more rarely , enjoy it. Me and my son had a lovely time with my Auntie and Uncle and I should really do it more often, but I am not sure if the purse strings can handle it !!!! Westfield shopping centre has soooooo much stuff.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
I like to do my bows in seperate pieces, because I like them to stay in place exactly as I make them, I do not think a sash that you tie into a bow looks as nice on a wedding dress.
Then I made my bow pieces in chiffon, with a satin in the middle bit. I did start to bead this but found that because of the design on the front being wavy, it did not look right with similar beads on the bow. I had to unpick all my hard work !!!!!!
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
She came around the other day to check out the beading, just to make sure she was happy before I continued with the back and the bow, and she was really pleased.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
The problem was, she did not like the top of the dress, wanted it taken off and a new one put on.
I told you it was unusual.
Problem one; she wanted a top with floaty sleeves.
Problem two; dress has a side zip . A top with sleeves can not have a side zip !!!!
Oh yes, and there was no centre back seam on the skirt.!!!
I love problem solving and a challenge, just as well in my job.
I made a muslin top with floaty sleeves with a centre back seam. I found the centre back of the skirt, marked it and stitched a V shape around it because it was made of chiffon and would have frayed !!!
We had a fitting, just to make sure everything was to her liking and it was fine.
There was no way to find a matching colour, so we picked a contrasting one for the top.
Made the top and attached it to the skirt.
For the centre back I used the sash that had been around the waist, to surround the raw edges before inserting the zip.
Friday, 19 February 2010
As usual, my photography is below par and does not show the detail of the skirt or bodice.
The lace was taken from a wedding dress, it was then placed onto the skirt and bodice (as shown in a previous post) and then re-beaded. The flowers were also taken off the dress.
It is the first one that I have ever made and, although it took longer than anticipated, it was a pleasure to do. She is a beautiful little girl.
Friday, 5 February 2010
She has other ones, and they are very reasonably priced, so if you are looking for a gift thats a bit special go to www.misi.co.uk and check out Spratsie store - The Seven Seas
Happy Valentines xx
Saturday, 30 January 2010
I love doing that, you can find some lovely sites that you did not know existed. Do you think it's just because I am nosey, I like to think of myself as being curious.
Sometimes it is a shame that I do not know the different languages as I seem to come across lots of blogs not written in English, I really think it might be nice to learn a new language.
Time is my enemy. At the ripe old age of ' nearly 40' I find that it slips away so much quicker than it used to.
Perhaps I should spend less time 'browsing' the internet, and more time 'doing'.
I do not know why the writing has changed !! I have pressed the same button again and it did not go back to normal.
I am afraid computers are not a strong point for me. Probably why I 'waste' so much time, making mistakes. But there is soooo much on here.
I shall make a list. That seems to be my hobby lately, lists of everything. I have joined a yahoo group called Getting Things Done and although I have read some of it and tried to follow the rules, I still have not found the 'time' to do it properly. I have however found that I am much more productive than I used to be, and that is definately a good thing. So , maybe its not a bad thing that I am 'nosey/curious' (take your pick). I would, after all, not have made myself more productive by being this way.
Note to self; its ok to have the time to be curious, you might learn something useful. I think it should be on everybody's list
Monday, 18 January 2010
It is a Christening Gown.
The customer came to me with a pattern (McCalls M4865) and her wedding dress. She asked if it would be possible to make the Gown from the train of her dress. The wedding dress fabric was too thick for this, so I suggested a thinner satin.
I took the lace and beads from the train of the wedding dress, had to also make the wedding dress train shorter and finish the hem.
I positioned the lace onto the christening gown skirt, tried it in 3 different patterns before I decided that I liked this way best.
I have hand sewn it into place, added the beads, then attached a lining so that it hid all stitching.