Last time I wrote I was all set to go to Karen's Made-up Meet Up. I seem to remember it was warm enough for me to not wear the cowl I had knitted for my made-up pledge. I had a lovely afternoon meeting new people and catching up with others that I had met before.
|Karen about to do her video link up|
|Jane from JaneMakes and Gill from Vintagerockchick|
I came away with a couple of patterns and a length of chambray, which I plan to make into a tunic for Youngest.
I also came away all fired up and raring to get sewing again. I have been sewing alot, but not blogging anything, so may have a few more catching up posts!
I got the latest 'Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric' book for my birthday in June and had just contented myself with flicking through and planning what I might make. The garment that really appealed was the drapey dress - I really liked the version in the book, but also Karen has made a couple seen here, here and here and also this one from Alex. I had bought a stripey knit earlier in the year which I thought would be ideal.
I think I traced off a size small, and I cut everything out in one layer. I think I cut one piece out the wrong way, but after much deliberation and consultation on IG, I decided that the fabric didn't have a right/wrong side and just flipped it over.
|One of many layouts I tried|
|Matching up centre front notches|
Other news - I finished my radiotherapy at the end of September. I have had issues with my skin due to the effects of the radiotherapy, but I think after a couple of trips to the doctor and 'time' they are resolving. I had my consultant follow up appointment about 10 days ago and I have now been discharged from hospital care due to my 'excellent prognosis'. Hurrah! I am now in 'patient-led care' ie I go them if them if I have a problem/need anything rather than the hospital calling me back every few months for appointments that I may not need. It is all rather a relief that it is all over, but hasn't really sunk in yet. I am getting quite fatigued quite easily, which is frustrating, but I was told to expect this for sometime as an effect of the radiotherapy. I was due to have this follow-up appointment shortly after Christmas, so it is almost like an early present to have this news now!