Check out this dress:
How gorgeous is that? Peter pan collar, tucks, and best of all – horses! It made me think a bit of Gertie and her love of My Little Ponies.
Unfortunately it isn’t mine. My daughter got it for her birthday. It is from Tesco’s, of all places. I actually went as far as looking in there to see if I could squeeze into one of the larger sizes before coming to my senses. Yes, back in my hard core kick boxing days (I wasn’t much good, but I was very toned) I was small enough to fit into larger children’s clothes, but those days are long gone. And anyway, isn’t there something slightly creepy about wearing the same clothes as you eight year old daughter?
However it has made me realise that I need horse print fabric. And I mean NEED. I’m thinking horses and Miz Mozelle, or maybe the new Deere and Doe Reglisse or their Belladone, both of which have just dropped through my letter box after Ginger Makes convinced me that I needed them – check out her gorgeous lace Belladone. Now I know I could use Spoonflower to make my own fabric. I actually found some likely candidates already on there
but I am trying to sew on a budget (and stash bust, but I’m on track with that so I think I can allow myself this purchase). Spoonflower prices plus shipping are a bit more than I can justify at the moment. So this is one of the things that I will be hunting for on the Sewing Meet Up and Goldhawk Road pilgrimage on Saturday.
Anyone else going by the way? It will be my first and I am so excited, but also a bit nervous. I mean, I feel like I know lots of the people going, but only through the interweb, and interweb is not real life. I am an introvert, or maybe it is just my natural British stand-offishness but I always feel when I interact with someone online that there is a fine line between friendly banter and coming across like a crazy stalker, which probably does make me hold back a little. And obviously I will be wearing something that I have made. Not a problem in real life, people don’t tend to notice all the little errors and bodge jobs or they are too polite to say – but real life sewists? They are the experts, so they will easily be able to spot all my fudging. You can choose not to show all the dodgy bits on your blog, but in real life it’s a different matter.
Oh well – No Fear No Shame. I’m going, and I’m going to have a bloody great time. My excitement is definitely stronger than my nerves and I can’t wait to meet all of you. I’ll be the one with the wonky top stitching, loose threads and the weird nervous grin if anyone wants to talk to me.