What do you get when you cross some wonderfully funky fabric from Kaffe Fassett with the perfect Coco dress pattern?
A Kaffe Coco Dress!
(I’m not having a good face/hair day. Sunglasses aren’t enough; I need a hockey mask.)
Thank you once again to Bunny, who happily photographed me in the back garden, adding an artistic off-centre angle to the image above when I said I only wanted the dress in the shot.
The fabric is Kaffe Fassett Paperweight, in the pastel/grey colourway. It reminds me of a Gustav Klimt painting.
This time the Coco pattern whizzed off my sewing machine in an evening; it was an absolute delight to make. When I was finally able to make it, that is. Sometimes WIPs are worked on in half-hour increments...or ten minutes...or less!
For my Kaffe Coco Dress, I spread out the fabric on the living room floor one evening, weighed down the pattern with some tinned tomatoes, and cut out the dress pattern. Then it was time to pack lunches and tidy the kitchen and whatnot.
The next evening came and went, then the next...I was so anxious to get this dress sewn up! Finally, on Wednesday this week a very dear friend was coming over for the evening, and we decided to get our sewing machines involved. Perfect opportunity to finish my dress, which had been sitting in pieces on the back of a kitchen chair, waiting to be sewn.
Sometimes I don’t dare to put something away, even if it’s just moved to the utility room, for fear that it won’t see the light of day for another year.
We poured some Pimms, switched on the machines and stitched and nattered all evening. It was utterly wonderful!
And look, Grandma, my shoulder seams are getting neater!
How do you fit it all in? I am asked that question often, and now I ask the same of you: How do you squeeze in creative time when life is so full of caring, childrearing, working, nurturing, cleaning, cooking, washing, playing, driving, organising, etc. etc. etc.!?! How do you do it?
Now there’s a blog hop topic I’d like to see! Hmmm...