But, on to the round-up...
So I've completed the muslin for my bombshell dress. I can't quite believe I'm posting a picture of me wearing a skimpy flesh coloured bodice on the interweb - the sunshine finally coming out this week must have sent me somewhat doolally!
But anyhoo, it basically fits fine as it is, but I've decided to add the barest 1/2" at the waist to allow a little more room for the boning / underlining / lining. The muslin is quite snug at the waist at the moment so I think the finished bodice would be a little too restrictive if I left it as it currently is. Hopefully the extra 1/2" will just allow a little more movement without changing the fitted appearance of the bodice.
I've re-cut the underlining and main fabric pieces for the bodice, and plan to baste them this evening whilst watching the start of the Olympics.
I've also got a pair of 1940s style shorts on the go from Wearing History's Smooth Sailing pattern. I've done a muslin and hope to get the final version finished this weekend - they're super quick to sew up which I love!
- Kestrel Finds and Makes has a round-up post for the Summer Sewing Swap, so if you took part, pop on over and share your blog link to your swap goodies
- Gertie has shared pictures from her book! Go on over and take a look, the blook looks fantastic. I SO cannot wait to get my mitts on this in September!
- If you're in the UK, you can receive two free Colette patterns and a sewing book when you subscribe to sew magazine
- Not really sewing related but for anyone who's been to India and loved the Masala Chai, Sew Brunswick has a recipe for making your own masala chai powder - yum!
- If you want to take your knitting to an olympic standard, Ravelry are hosting a Ravellenic Games, starting this evening at 20:12 (UK time). If you want to take part, go sign up. If my knitting we somewhat better I'd sign up, but alas, I think maybe I'll just spectate this time round!
- Old habits die hard? Read Sarai's post about changing bad sewing habits. I might have to put some of these ideas into practice!