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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Something I haven't done in ages.


someone stole my waist over Christmas
for fear of buying some of the latest fashions that someone would ask me if I was having a menopause baby
I re-acquainted myself with an old friend.

I took the dust cover off my over locker and made this.
I must admit I was a little generous altering an old pattern but it is very comfortable, not bad for a dress that cost $12.00. I will head off to DK's today and buy some linen and make another one with a few minor alterations.

I haven't walked in ages but I got up this morning and headed off around the lake now I just have to cut down on the food consumption and I might relocate my waist.


Unknown said...

How Gorgeous is this Dress.!!! Love the Fabric..wish I was a dress sewer..Great Job.!!

Anonymous said...

Jill said " I love it too!! What gorgeous fabric."

Shari said...

What a lovely summer dress!!

Sarah said...

That dress is lovely. How nice to complete a project.

Cicero Sings said...

Darn weight anyway ... but CUTE dress ... cool and breezy!

seabreezequilts said...

I use to make all my clothes when I was ultra skinny might have to pull out my old dress makers dummy and see if she can be my size again. Though there is a heap of god knows what on top of her it might be a while before I find her.

Jenny said...

A lovely springy dress-looks like you and your old friend still get on very well together.

Levin said...

gorgeous dress.
i was given an overlocker recently but it just sits there staring at me cause i'm too scared to use it. there are so many threads!!!!
good luck with your walking. i managed to get to the gym four times this week so i don't feel so guilty about all the crap i've eaten!!! lol

Beertje Zonn said...

The dress is lovely!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Bear Zonn

Anonymous said...

What a lovely dress!
I used to made clothes for my children and myself, but that was before I started patchwork.
Have a nice weekend!

Unknown said...

I lost my waist months ago. Lovely dress you made.

Locket Pocket said...

Oh that dress is beautiful! I want to start making the girls some clothes soon - I already have the pattern but not the fabric (well, I have a lot of fabric just not enough of the right sort unless I go for the patchwork look!)

Teodo said...

Your dress is very lovely....I cannot think that there is hot and here so cold!

Sometimes is so relaxing to do a walk.
ciao ciao

periwinkle said...

see if you can find my waist too while you're out please :-) Lovely summery fabric
lisa x

Unknown said...

Hey don't worry I found your waist it's with mine ! Lovely dress .
Clares Craftroom

Trudi said...

So cool and pretty! Wish I had one just like it to cope with our "tropical" heat.

Anonymous said...

Very nice dress, it looks like you will be very cool and refreshed. Sewing is sooo great! And it's always nice when someone comments about how pretty the item is... you can proudly (but humbly reply... yes, thank you I made it myself!) Bet it would have cost a lot more to buy it!
Keep up the good work!
Jean C.

corry said...

What a beautiful dress you've made! Wish we had the weather to wear a dress like that!

Jeni said...

Hi Le-anne
Just love your dress.... you will feel great in it.....
I have decided also to do something about my waist this year...so out with the weight watcher books.... and sit and put meals to paper
good luck

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderfully summery!

May Kristin said...

Gorgeous dress!
Wish you luck in the search for your waist!
Mine was stolen many, many years ago... haven't found it yet!

Unknown said...

Oh, how breathtakingly beautiful!

Nicky said...

Leanne, that is so pretty. Overlockers do make sewing so much quicker!

Kris said...

I think I lost my waist sometime in 1993. Too tired now to go looking for it I think. Love your dress. Waist or not, you will look lovely! I love DK! They have such interesting fabric!

Ally Jay said...

I love the fabric, so pretty and feminine. The pattern looks fairly straightforward, not that I'm any expert. I have made a pair of lounge pants and a simple elasticated waisted skirt.

Mrs Moog said...

What a lovely dress! I love the simple design. Ugh, no idea where my waist has gone either....I vaguely remember where it used to be!

Snow permitting, I am determined to get to the post office with your prize this week :-)