I'm settling in to Sydney. It's been cool by Australian standards and we've been getting monsoonal downpours of rain. I am not exaggerating here. I'm talking flash floods and news vision of people getting evacuated, but luckily that was where I work, not where I live and I got out in time. Everything is damp and muggy and steamy but it is the weekend and the sun has come out and I'm going to lunch with some girlfriends, people I've known since schooldays, soon. Life is good here in the land down under.
I've had access to my stored stash and sewing things so I have lots of summer things in the sewing queue but in the meantime a few weeks ago I received a beautiful piece of fine knit merino wool in the mail. It was a gift from http://marynannasews.blogspot.com.au/ Mary Nanna in return for winning a piece of Liberty in my recent give away. Now when someone sends you a note saying "I'm sending you a piece of material that is just so you," it makes you wonder just what you're was going to get (and what if its awful?)
I'm glad to say the merino she gave me resulted in love at first sight and it wasn't hard to figure out what I wanted to do with it http://www.simplicity.com/p-6474-misses-dresses.aspx so I squeezed a winter dress out of it using New Look 6071
Thank you Mary. I love the material and I love the dress. It needs to be a bit shorter but the material has settled a bit. It needs either high heels or tights and boots...
Edited to add: here is a better photo of the dress. It deserved it.
Here's a preview of half finished Vogue 1228, which I am making for my daughter.
I have since finished the dress but haven't managed to get her to do a photo shoot.
Happy sewing people. More to follow.