I decided I needed to take action and try and get myself out of this low mood funk, life's too short to mope about. I decided I would plan activities for the weekend ahead that could be done even if the weathers wet.
One of the things I've not done for a while is sew. I have a stash of fabrics and loads of patterns so its seemed a good idea to pull them out and have a look. This is what I ended up with.
I have no idea where the fabric came from its a terry fabric so is stretchy. The pattern I have had for a while and have made the CoCo dress previously. I love Tilly and the buttons patterns , so easy to follow. The pattern is already cut and the fabric has been pre washed so I'm good to go. The pattern also includes directions for a shorter version which I'm going to do rather than a dress.
Using stretch fabric has always been really scary to me, and, as I had a little money left to me in my step mothers will I decided to put some of it to good use and buy one of these
I have wanted one for ages but just couldn't bring myself to buy more gadgets, until now.
It's a Janome 8002DG . I spent a while researching what would be the best for a new to over-lockers sewer and this came up. I have been on a over-locker course before but it was a while ago and I remember being very scared of the threading process. This one is colour coded and the videos I watched make it seem relatively easy to thread. Fingers crossed I manage it. This one does come pre threaded so it should be good to go straight from the box. I ordered this yesterday and it came first thing this morning, now I have to sit here and work all day whilst waiting to open it later.
I'm really excited to start sewing again, I have some lovely fabrics and some great patterns so could update my wardrobe at no cost!