Sew slow!

I can’t believe how slowly Vogue 1214 is coming along. I haven’t been faithful to my ’30 minutes for me’ time – and doesn’t it show. The back and fronts are made – but not sewn together. The lining is cut out – but not sewn. The pieces that need to be interfaced are still waiting. Really not very good progress at all! And yet I like it so far (despite having sewn one of  the back godets in twice as the stripes were going in different directions).

Vogue 1214

Still in bits – but I like it!

I did look at the different comments on Pattern review about this particular pattern and was very amused to see the godets referred to as ‘Mud flaps’ in one of the reviews! Tee hee! General opinion seemed to be mixed about how good/bad they were – but I like them so they are staying. I hope to be able to get this finished this week. I get bored if I spend too long on a garment so I don’t want this to suffer that fate.

One of the reasons I have been so slow on this was I visited my darling daughter in London this weekend. I took the opportunity to visit the V&A (again!) to see the Ballgowns exhibition they have a t the moment – I thought it was well worth going to see. I bought the book as you weren’t allowed to take photographs so I am able to enjoy them all over again. There was also a display in the gallery with the wrought iron in (on the third floor I think) of garments inspired by Armour  I will post about that separately. This  trip was mainly to support my daughter in what was her second half marathon at the Royal Parks Half Marathon – she did the first last week in Ealing. It was never the intention to do a marathon with a rest in the middle but she did just that – and did it very well finishing both in under 2 hours 15 minutes. Pardon the gloat but I am one very proud mother.  Check out the medals!

Doing it by halves

Two half marathon medals – Well done DD!


7 Comments on “Sew slow!”

  1. prttynpnk says:

    Mudflaps can be very handy….

  2. sewbussted says:

    Your dress will get done all in good time. Lucky you with a trip to V&A!! I hope that I can make a trip to London one day and visit the museum. And a huge congratulations to your daughter. That’s an incredible accomplishment. You have every right to gloat!

    • themateriallady says:

      Thanks Rhonda! If you come to the UK let me know and we will have to get together. There will probably be a group!

  3. Congrats to your daughter and am still chuckling at the idea of Mudflaps!

  4. Carolyn says:

    The mud flaps do sound pretty awesome.
    I have a blog award for you, but please do not feel obliged if blog awards are not your thing :))

  5. […] by, not actual. Anyone who is more on the ball than me will remember I mentioned seeing these garments when I visited the V&A a few weeks ago for the Ballgowns exhibition. I do hope I haven’t […]

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