Friday, 30 March 2018

To blog or not to blog, that is the question

Well, that is the question I have been pondering lately. I have taken to using Instagram a lot more so this blog is totally neglected. Instagram is so quick though!

I feel like this is a a bit of a useless space, there is not much of anything new here any more. I used to have more time and do sewing tutorials and all sorts of craft stuff. Those posts still get loads of views so I am not wanting to shut up shop completely but if I am going to keep this space it needs to reflect my life at the moment. I know the blog rule book used to insist that blogs should be focused and not a seemingly random load of posts about unrelated things but really life isn't like that so I am thinking of throwing out the rule book! I will have to reign myself in,  I am naturally an over sharer, but I like reading blogs and watching vlogs that are more personal would like this space to be a place I would like to visit.

So on that note I am going to redesign the blog (what could possibly go wrong...) and start documenting more. I love reading back old blog posts that give a hint of life at the time and am actually excited to be able to do that again.

I will be back soon!


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Completed failure - Roll Neck Top

This is yet another pattern that has been lingering in my stash for ages. I have never had quite the right fabric for this top but after making my cord dress I really wanted a roll neck to wear under it so, in an attempt to not but any  more fabric, I used the liberty jersey in my stash. Mistake.

Unfortunately the pattern has an obscene amount of ease in it. I made a large which matched my measurements but it is massive. I can't wear it under the dress as its so baggy and the fabric isn't thick enough fabric to wear as a jumper so I have been wearing it over other tops with a jumper on top. Not ideal as the fabric doesn't lie right at all.

Maybe I will take the sleeves off and make it smaller sometime but I can't face unpicking all that over locking yet!

Anyway, onward and upwards, I made a fab purple velvet Cleo dress which is ready to be blogged if I ever get round to taking photos!