Yesterday was my day off and since I wasn't feeling very well wednesday, I decided to take it easy and do stuff that I like. Working on the medieval dress that I finished last week made me realise how much I miss sitting behind my sewing machine, so I took a dive in my fabric stash for a tie-dye batik fabric that I bought in september with the intention of turning it into a summerdress.
The sun was shining and I got into a summery mood, so I decided to make the dress now. Out in the streets it's too cold for summerclothes, but on the terrace in the back it's warm enough to sit in a bikine. Having houses all around that keep it out of the wind has it's good points too.
I took a break and sat in the sun, chatting with our neighbours whom I don't see very often. I read a bit, went to the sewing supply store because I ran out of thread and needed a hidden zipper, went to the gym with Asha and cooked for Jeoffrey. In all, it was a perfect day!
The only thing is that I didn't have time for dance practice, which goes to show that you can't have it all. At least I got in touch with my sewing machine again :)
I used a Burda pattern that I wanted to make for 9 years (burda nr 5, 1997). I got up early today to finish it, it has a 'island girl' feel to it. Ofcourse I cursed myself for wanting THREE shoulderstraps over each shoulder, but I like it this way. I've added an extra strap in the waist, it ties at the back. The model needed a slightly smoother fabric, but this works well too. The bra cups are reinforced, so I can wear it without bra (even dance around!).
and the back. I swear that the straps are misbehaving in this picture: I measured and alligned them in perfect symmetry.