Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Bits & Pieces

1. Quick note to the pattern giveaway winners from like, a month ago. I finally sent your patterns off yesterday! :D? :D? /o\ Sorry about how long it took, but yeah, they should be with your shortly (for varying definitions of 'shortly' depending on your distance from their postal origin in the UK).

2. The whole blog world seems to be talking about the new Finnish indie company Named. I am not really interested in many of the patterns but I have completely fixated on one of them, the Dakota shawl collar dress as shown in this photo. The only reason I haven't bought it so far is that you have to buy a 2 size pack of the pattern and, since it's expensive, I am waiting for my weight/size to stabilize before I buy it. However, it's on my list. I also did that thing where I went through every Style Arc pattern and figured out which I would buy if I had all the money in the world. Note to self: win the lottery! It would help.

3. I am actually very very slowly preparing to sew something -- a skirt from Ottobre -- since I've started to feel almost completely back to normal and I've also managed to get my flat a tiny bit more organized. \o/ Hopefully soon this will mean less gabble and more actual sewing content on this blog soon (although how soon I don't know, since I can only do about half an hour a day on my project due to the pressure of other stuff).


  1. My pattern arrived this morning - thank you again for the giveaway.

    1. You're welcome! (That was quick! But I did post it from Manchester so it didn't have all that far to travel I guess.)