Sorry for my abscence recently; my muse is off drinking Sangria somewhere, but occasionally she sends me postcards. I’m not sure when she’ll be back, but I shall try to manage without her for now.
I’ve been okay as far as okay goes; my Mum has decided to come and visit us next month in our own city (after my living here for five years this will be the first time she’s taken time out from jetting off abroad to visit humble little me). I’m looking forward to not having to spend any money on familial contact, to say the least!
I also have a new hobby, but only because I went on Amazon and made an “accidental” purchase. Rather a major one for me, in this case:
My poor bank balance! On the other hand, I have long wanted to cosplay Jo Grant and a few other fictional sci-fi/fantasy characters. I considered Nanny Ogg for this years’ Discworld Convention, but D informs me that I am too slender, too young and have altogether too many teeth. Oh well, okay then. Perhaps Magrat one year.
I’ve already found a pattern which I can adapt to recreate Jo’s denim pinafore minidress, and the pattern for a top that I can turn into the plaid shirt that she wore underneath it. Also my “The Green Death” boiler suit arrived this morning. Unfortunately mine is green and I seriously underestimated the amount of weight I’ve lost in the last two years (believing myself to still be twice the size that I actually am). Nothing that some navy blue dye, some deep waist darts and a re-seaming of the legs can’t fix.
I have only one problem. I’m a classically trained professional upholstery sewing machinist. Sofas, recliners, stools and armchairs.
I have never sewn an outfit in my life, and suddenly I have given myself this new hobby and I don’t know where to begin!
I know that I have some experienced dressmakers following me, and would like all the help and advice I can get please!