Wasn’t the opening ceremony the best thing ever? I just loved every moment of it. I thought Danny Boyle did a superb job. The portrayal of the Industrial Revolution I thought was just brilliant, the music era flash-through had me cheering, the lighting up of the cauldron put a lump in my throat. It. was. ah-mazing! This outfit, not so, well, it is what it is.
I’m a sporadic exerciser when it comes to any kind of sport, when this body needs some help I’ll go for a jog or do laps around my local bike path to get fit that’s about it for me, sport! I’m not big on at all but saying that, I have been glued to the TV watching the Olympics. Do I have a favourite Olympian? Yes! Bradley Wiggins! I could gaze longingly into those sideburns for days. When I was in high school I was a decent long-distant runner, I have some trophies in a box in the garage I do. I don’t mind jogging. Tennis! as depicted in these photo’s would be my favourite sport to watch on TV ”however”, to play… oh-so-terrible.
So with this challenge came a tennis dress, what else could I do? a tracksuit! A leotard? NEVER! I did contemplate a ribbon twirling post. Admittedly, I shuddered at the thought of doing this challenge I didn’t get excited about it at all. My joggers are so old and dirty I didn’t want them put anywhere near a photo so I wore my boots— not the most practical but looking at Serena’s boots I thought why not and they should bring turbans into the sport don’t you agree?
The dress I made from cotton drill, I’m not a fan of the stuff with it’s wrinkles and what not but I knew I’d never wear this again so I didn’t want to spend a lot on material to complete the challenge. I spotted this pattern on the internets and said lets just go with that. I used New Look Pattern 6207 for the pattern pieces, flaring each panel as I cut, I serged the princess seams, pressed them down flat, placed in the centre back zip and modified the neckline to suit the picture. I picked up some of this great aboriginal printed cotton to highlight the neckline and tennis racket cover—a wonderful representation of our lucky country methinks. I even made some bloomers which I forgot to shoot, they’re rockin, my hubby says they’re dead sexy. NOT! hehe. The tennis racket I thrifted for $1. Score! Above, I’m just waiting for the umpire to make a decision on whether the ball was in or not, talk about taking ones time hey!?
Y E S! she’s in!
and the crowd goes wild… haaaaaa!….
Go Getter- Cast of Cheers