Yep, still here. Thanks for all your kind words and well wishes. I shout my good news from the roof tops and then disappear for a month. I'm not too proud to say that there have been days lately where I have been so tired that I've wanted to cry. But, hey it's character building, right?!
Sewing. You came here for the sewing. Well I have managed to squeeze in tiny little bits of sewing and during one of those sessions I made Burda 09/2012 #123A. I loved Christy's version but I don't go anywhere to wear actual sparkles - so I used matte sequins instead.
I love the way this top turned out. I cut my usual Burda 42 and added an extra two inches in length to the body and one inch to the sleeves. I didn't need to. I'll leave the sleeves but when I get the chance I'll go back and take two inches off the hem. Sorry about the dodgy photos - it's never easy to take pictures of yourself in winter.
I've never sewn with sequins before and it was pretty fun. Messy, but fun. I really love the matte sequins and I can see it pared with more white fabric in some sort of summer dress...but not just yet because it's cold and it's wet and I want some more warm clothes to wear.
I haven't had much of a chance to comment on other blogs, but when I get the chance I love to check in on you all and get my sewing fix. The online sewing community is such a great place. Hopefully it won't be another month before my next post.