Friday, January 15, 2010

Quick dress.

This morning I woke up and for some reason I changed my routine.

I did not check my emails, I did not check your blogs, I helped the girls get their breakfasts but did not eat my own.

For some reason the sewing machine was calling me and it was urgent.

I had three ten o'clock swimming lessons to get to and before then I had to sew something.

I yanked down fabric, drew the pattern, cut the pattern out, overlocked, stitched, bound, tried on and photographed Jazzy wearing it.

Probably a good thing she wont take it off for me to bind the bottom hem, because I have 28 minutes to get bathers, towels, clothes for afterwards, get them in the car and drive to school.

I wonder why I am wasting time downloading the photos and writing this blog.

Alright...publish...and off to swimming we go...hope you have a great day.

29 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed you made such a lovely dress, blogged about it then made it to swimming lessons for 10am!

    The purple fabric is my favourite.

    So nice to see pictures of summer!

    Anne.

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  2. I love days like that, when I make it to the sewing machine to make something in a few 'stolen' moments.

    Love the dress!

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  3. Super-mum! Great dress!!!
    I am impressed too. What is it about the urge to create like that? I get that too - its like you have to get it out of your head and made or you can't concentrate on anything else- its so distracting until it's done. Like an itch.
    I thought it was just me and my inpatience.

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  4. Sweet dress. I did the opposite today, slept in, started blogging. Fun!!
    My 4 get their own breakfast, even make their own porridge, bless them.
    Cooler over cast day here so with zero plans, we're staying in!! Enjoy your fruitful day, i'm off to bake, because i blinked & it's lunchtime!! Love Posie

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  5. You are on a roll ... what a productive Friday.

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  6. Great dress ! Really when else could you have gotten the ideas out of your head and onto the design , after swimming lessons , no , lol !

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  7. of course you can do that! you are a mum genius!! love it.
    may come to the open gate on sunday :)
    enjoy you day lovely Kate ♥

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  8. whoh mama! way to sew! looks fabulous and you are going to have an ever-relaxing day now knowing you have a blog post and an amazing sewing achievement under your belt already. Enjoy your weekend. xo m.

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  9. You blow me away!!!
    Amazing dress.

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  10. What a pretty dress! I totally understand the need to get it out of your system before you do anything else, I sometimes have moments like that too. Great that you finished it before the swimming lessons too.

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  11. What a productive morning and a very sweet dress.

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  12. Cute Cute Cute! I can't believe you did it all in one morning! :-) It would have taken me three days just to figure out how big to cut the neckline.

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  13. Super-sweet dress .
    And very motivating... Maybe I should turn the computer off one morning! :-)

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  14. Well done! I have a secret theory that the best things are done in a rush. Deadlines can bring out the best creative performances

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  15. the dress is fabulous! I love it sooo much. I do wish my girls were still at an age were I could make them something and they would happily put it on. If I did make them something now we would agonise for hours over patterns and fabric! so not worth it anymore. I think a grown up version of this would look great too

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  16. Gorgeous! Looks like she is very happy with it too!

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  17. Oh....how I LOVE it....one for you next?

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  18. I'm not sure how you do it Kate ~ but I am very impressed indeed! Well Done :O) x

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  19. Groovy dress and great use of limited time - well done!

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  20. quick and super-cute to boot.

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  21. Super impressed here Kate! Great dress, and awesome time management skills :)

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  22. I love it! And the rest of your blog! I really want to give something like this a go myself. My girls would love them! :)

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  23. you have your priorities in the right order... really lovely dress and modelled beautifully too

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  24. So cute, my boys are my biggest sewing fans too! Got to love that.

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  25. I'm so glad you listened to your machine when it was calling you. The dress is gorgeous (even with an unbound hem!).

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  26. letting your morning plan you...moving with it....bliss....and to the minute...from the pic...a huge success....love this :)

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  27. What a super gorgeous dress. I loved looking at the pictures and spotting pieces of material that I too have in my sheeting stash.
    Super cool and totally inspirational.

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