Ooops - sort of left you hanging there again didn't I!!
The big brown box contained this gorgeous thing...
|The new 'baby' of the house!! Pic from You Sew Girl|
It's the Bernina 710 - the machine that will last me a lifetime, and I feel very, very lucky to have it.
The things this machine can do amaze me, it is so easy to operate with a fully-computerised touch screen and sews through multiple layers like they are butter, and every time I use it I discover something new that it can do.
I borrowed this pic from Nikki's blog, she did a review of our wonderful Sewjourn weekend.
Lara did too - and read the post above this one to see how much she got sewn - she is a fabulous seamstress, she is so efficient when she sews.
As always, Sewjourn was a wonderful chance to relax, rejuvenate and refresh myself creatively in the company of a really wonderful group of women. If only our husbands and kids heard some of the conversations, it really is a scream at times.
I used some of the time to work on the teacher bags I was supposed to finish for the Bag Adventure Cam ran in August...
This Mod is shaping up nicely and using Tan's edgestitching foot I was able to get a lovely finish on it too.
I also whipped up a series of small girl nighties which have already been washed and worn and washed and worn again and this, the Oliver + S Croquet Dress.
|New dress = Happy girl|
This is some fabric I picked up at Spotlight on the bargain table and it was probably a little stiff to try this cute sleeve application I alluded to here, but I love the results none-the-less.
If you want to give it a try then click here for the details from StraightGrain Blog.
|Something a bit fun for the sleeve|
As always - a lovely finish and a very happy little girl.
This is view B and I kept it very simple - just adding the contrast bow for a pop of colour.
|View B of the Croquet Dress - simple, classic design.|
She's been itching to wear this dress - trying to put it on for dinner each night (because as you sit down to spaghetti bolognese is just when you want the six-year-old to put on a new dress...)
Today was the day - she ran a lemonade stand with her friend, and said this was just the right dress to wear... more on that tomorrow.