Red! this week is all about red and its relation to Valentines Day. We’ve never been big on Valentines Day hubby and I, however this year we decided to go out to dinner to a lovely little spot in St Kilda where I ate my weight in vegetarian Cous Cous balls covered in sesame seeds and sipped on pear ciders till the sun went down with a lovely bouquet of red roses to admire. Aw, he is such a romantic.
This little dress—believe it or not, is made from canvas, and I just love how it conforms, the fabrics texture— I find, is very flattering hiding any lumps and bumps. This dress feels expensive on I guess canvas is not really an ideal fabric to sew clothes from but I spied potential in the print and thought why the heck not! and just went with it. I’m rather chuffed with the fit, she looks dead sturdy on. Anything that wants to help hold me in, and up, and looking fab at 40 is fine by me, hell I’ll wear canvas for the rest of my days haha.
Before we went to lunch we popped over to Hosier Lane to take this weeks Sew Weekly photos, geez taking photos out in the public is so scary especially in a crowded place like this, I find that if I don’t make eye contact with anyone—especially with the lady there on the right haha I can get through the process much quicker. Yikes. I did relax after some people complimented me on my look and then asked for a photo of myself and then a photo of me with my family who were also dressed up, something we all enjoy doing every time we step out the front door and Melbourne is very supportive in that aspect, anything goes really, she welcomes it with open arms.
This Butterick dress pattern 4389 is another one of my favourite go-to patterns, I always use the bodice and modify the bottoms into straight skirts circle skirts or pants, versatility is key, I wrote about all the finer details and construction over on my Spotlight Sew Weekly post.
We spied a couple of wedding parties snapping away that day, if you squint you can see the bride just up there to the right. I can’t believe the hide of the ticket inspector booking a wedding party at Federation Square, seriously, couldn’t he just turn a blind eye? The mind boggles.
I had a decent workout walking up and down Hosier Lane as you can see I’m sticking to the path in these shoes. It’s the safest option. Looking at all the new artwork sprawled over the walls really is inspirational and the most colourful Concrete Jungle…a real Special place.
Happy Sewing Peeps. Till next week…