Its 8:30pm on a Friday night – I’ve done a full day at work, come home, cooked a roast dinner, washed up, made dessert and in return? I get kicked out of my living room because the kids want to watch season 2 of Stranger Things and I’m not interested. In an effort to not feel like an old woman, who’s already in her pajamas, I’m blogging to prove I’m still young and in touch with modern life. And yes, I’ll keep telling myself that.
I had a jolly phone call from the servicing shop that has my overlocker, after having waited two weeks. The flipping lower looper is bent and needs replacing, so there’s £60 I’ll not see again. As a crafter, I know it’s always the small things that cost the most time and money, but grrrr.
You may remember me saying that the two to four week wait for my overlocker would bring us to the date I actually needed the project completed by, and without my (more expensive than I thought) overlocker, I did indeed phone a friend. She kindly let me take over her living room for half an hour while I finished doing all the bits I needed to do, using her machine.
After having my long suffering husband zip and unzip me into the dress about seven times so I could get the button placement right and make final adjustments, it’s actually finished. Completely finished. And it looks brilliant. It seems a long while ago that I started with this, flat on my kitchen table.
As is typical of me, I did end up doing a few last minute adjustments on the evening of it’s debut.
I wore it to one of the several functions I need it for and it went down pretty well. I even got a commission out of it, which is great. Here’s the finished article – ta dah!