Well I am quite proud of myself, today I finally made the Collette ‘macaron’ dress I’ve had sitting there waiting to sew for weeks. I am flying up to Sydney in a few short weeks to photograph a friends wedding. Which means I needed something to wear. I wanted something classic and comfortable (I will be ‘working’ which means lots of bending and squatting to get the perfect angles) and also something a bit springy to make the most of the (hopefully) warm sunny weather we will get on the day.
I picked up the fabric from spotlight a few weeks ago and kept putting the whole project on the too hard pile. I also knew once I got started I would have to finish it right away (that’s just a quirk I have, I don’t like leaving sewing projects unfinished) so I needed a day where I had plenty of time.
Today was that day. Three hours from cutting fabric to wearing dress. It wasn’t a hard pattern but some parts were a little fiddly and time consuming. But overall I am pretty happy with how it came out. The original design has short sleeves but after adding one and trying it on to see how they looked I decided I preferred it with no sleeves so I took it off again.
Here are some quick photos I got Charlee to take with my phone. It’s a bit dull and dreary outside today so they are not very exciting (or flattering lol) but it gives you a look at the dress which is the whole point.
In other news, I totally have a boyfriend now. Well he’s been hanging around for over a month technically, and if you follow me on Facebook you would have already noticed the relationship status update a week or so ago. Personally I think he is pretty damn awesome.
His name is Trent and is one of the kindest, most generous, helpful, funny and cleverest people I know. He could not be more different to ‘he who shall not be named’.
In. Every. Single. Way.
Seriously. Total polar opposite and it is wonderfully refreshing. I am completely smitten. Totally head over heels for this man (and he knows it ).
Oh did I mention he has four kids? Yep. Just call me Mrs Brady from now on lol. They are also lovely and very similar in ages to my three. They have all met each other several times now (he has them every weekend) and everyone gets along swimmingly (a little noisy/ crazy/messy yes, but happy).
It is a little bit surreal actually. I honestly never expected to fall in love with anyone else. I thought I would be alone forever and that no one would ever want me or want to be a part of my (boring) life.
I know that sounds very “boo hoo woe is me” but I’m just being honest. I thought I was too damaged and scared to try again. Ever. And for a long time I was too terrified to even look because I was scared of facing rejection again.
But it turns out I’m not as damaged as I thought, all I needed was to find someone who gets me and accepts me for who I am. We are the same kind of people. I get him. He gets me. It feels like we have known each other for YEARS instead of weeks. He is a keeper and I am SO very happy right now.
Onwards and upwards.