Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A bit of this and a bit of that...
Hullo All!
I can finally announce my Sew for Victory projects- hurrah!
It took me a while to decide on the 'prefect' project because somehow I managed to lose all my 'good ideas'. Actually, it put me out quite a bit as I'm never without inspiration- I always have far too much, so to have none at all was a bit distressing to say the least. For a couple of weeks I knew what it was like to not be creative.... and I can tell you I absolutely hated it!
The pattern I have chosen is a " gulpy, gulp - can I do it ? " pattern, and one I originally thought Mammy would be making up for me instead (for obvious reasons- just look at the picture below!). It was chosen in desperation as nothing else looked tempting at the time. The pattern beguiled me when I was at a low, and now I’m well and truly trapped into making it. I’m doomed, with no chance of release until completion! A bit dramatic? Well, if you knew of the trouble it has caused, even before starting to sew the darn pattern, you would think otherwise. To put it simply, the bodice just didn’t fit. So Mammy, the magic sewing fairy, worked wonders on the pattern by doing all sorts and now I have a usable pattern- three cheers for Mammy!
The fabric I have chosen is from the stash, and had been earmarked for this dress for some time. I just hope that the blue doesn't drain what little colour I have!

 Oooh, such pretty details!  I'm really not looking forward to all that top stitching- eek!

I have also decided to make a pair of knick-knacks. I started work on these last week after having a 'lightbulb' moment. I'm not going to say what I'm doing, but I personally think it's genius if a little ridiculous! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works, and I hoping the trouble I had with the waist fitting is the only trouble I will encounter on this make!

And in other news, I have started yet another knitting project...
 (well I do like to have at least five unfinished projects around me!)

...The rather wonderfully named " Victory 'Wonder-Sock' ".
They are going to be a real labour of love as they are knitted on teeny tiny size 14 needles- oh 'eck!
Apparently they are the perfect gift, but all a I can say is that the receiver would also have to be the perfect chap. There is no way I would knit these and give them away to just any Tom, Dick or Harry!
Oh and I nearly forgot…

About three weeks ago, I had my hair permed again. :) It’s still at the past the shoulder length, but recently I was able to get a shorter style. I even tried out a few finger waves. I usually create waves by pincurls, but this time I pressed and pinned in the waves on soggy hair- I think it worked a treat for a first attempt! 
So there ye go.
I shall try my hardest to be a better blogger this month....


  1. The dress looks very promising! I love the look of the bodice/ wide waist or whatever it is called.

  2. I love the perm. I have debated this for quite some time, but have never seen it turn out the way I wanted it to... until now (not sure how I missed your last post on this!).
    What kind of perm is this (or more accurately what do I have to tell the stylist to get this?)

  3. Can't wait to see the project! Your hair looks lovely too. :)

  4. Oooh I love your Sew for Victory plans! Those 40s styles with waistbands have me swooning lately, I'm doing one too but far less ambitious I admit! I can't wait to see yours.

  5. i love it! the dress is perfectly 40s, and though the top stitching may scare a bit, i'm sure it will turn out wonderful. the fabric is also very, very lovely and great for spring.
    and your hair, *gasp* why does it always have to look so perfect!!


  6. Love the waves!
    Good luck with your sewing as well, I've made a start on mine but it's no where near as complicated as yours.

  7. Your hair looks splendid - is it slightly shorter than usual?

    I look forward to seeing your finished dress, you always look lovely in your outfits and I don't think you've ever picked a 'dud' colour for yourself.

  8. Looking forward to seeing your finished dress. Love the new hair do :) x

  9. Your perm is flat out gorgeous!!! Mine never took to perms, even when double the perm setting lotion was used, I'm afraid. I so wish they would have, but alas my fine, straight strands (this being pre mega hair loss/wig days) never did. This hairstyle suits you to a tee and is so immensely becoming on you.

    ♥ Jessica

  10. Lovely dress pattern, and I do love old underwear. I am rather envious of your ability to do your hair, I am so very rubbish at it!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished garments.


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