I did actually get a few finished items in during my period of silence...an Elisalex that I was pretty happy with, TWO purses, Torfino pyjama pants, a School Photo dress for a friend's baby, a silver and flocked velvet moss mini skirt and, get this, TWO KNITTED ITEMS.
I don't have great photos of the above, and a couple of them have been gifts too, but that's ok.
To be honest I've been feeling pretty conflicted about blogging. I don't feel like I have the time or energy to put enough effort into the blog. I don't have the energy to fix the design, or work on my photography skills, etc etc, and I don't feel like my sewing skills are worth showing off either. I'm haphazard and impatient and it shows in my blog and sewing.
I'd like to change this, but it's not my number one priority at the moment. I barely have the energy or interest in sewing at the moment (work is really busy and has very long hours, so I come home zonked). That said, my sewjo has returned with the new desk and I spent a fruitful few hours working on a sewing project. I'm hoping that having a dedicated sewing space will help with my motivation, as the lack of space was a big part of the issue. I also have just done a muslin of a bodice of the Clara dress, by Sew Liberated, which I'm happy with, so I can't wait to cut it out and start sewing it! I also had a wadder in there that left me feeling uninspired. It was one of those simplicity amazing fit patterns. Not so amazing fit, anyway. The ease on the thing was ridiculous. I also didn't like the mix of pattern and fabric, it looked like a nightgown on me. There were things I could do that would help, but I was so meh about it by that stage that I just couldn't face picking it up. Eventually I just decided to NOT pick it up and I feel happier for it. Shame, as I liked the fabric, but such is life.
Anyway, this was meant to be a short post but WHOOPS. I seem to have had more to say than I thought. Thanks for sticking around!