But no one is snoring, well maybe Ben is just a little, I saw the weather forecast and made my plans yesterday.
Laundry done and out on the line in the sunshine, shopping done and stacked away. There was not very much only fresh stuff and a jar of Marmite, love it on toast and I often add a heaped teaspoon full into a veggy stew or soup.
I pulled a long abandoned project out of a box and finished cutting it out.
It is another hack of the McCalls M6711 dress, I rounded the neckline and cut the skirt to use the pocket from the Hollyburn skirt.
It is a soft cream with a small black polka dot, another bargain buy from the Fabric Guild. I believe that I bought 10 metres of this and have used it for quilt binding and sashing as well as garments.
Then I pulled a smaller piece, also from the F.G. I made a skirt last year and was determined to get a dress out of the remaining fabric.
After playing "pattern tetris" with 3 patterns I finally got one to fit.
I have had to hack it to include a back seam as there was no way to cut both on the fold. I did try folding both selvedge edges to the middle, had I been a skinny minnie it would have worked. (and possibly if I did not want a loose flowing dress) BUT I did manage to get inseam pockets as well, I love a dress with pockets.
I have found some white cotton lawn for the lining and will be cutting this out soon.
The weather should be awful all weekend so I hope to get both finished. That will give me the third of my make nine plus a "Brucie Bonus" and more out of stash, Win Win.
I am not really pushing myself to get all nine made in as short a time as possible. Part of my goal is to get my summer wardrobe fuller and to include garments that can be layered to cover a much longer period of time. Most of my planned makes will be worn with thick tights and a long sleeved top under and possibly a cardigan over. I fully line everything so there is an extra layer of warmth there.
I have picked these dress patterns out and will be trying to match them to some of my fabrics next week. As I showed in my planning post I have several that I would like to get sewn up soon. I have a little idea of hacking one of them to use 2 coordinating fabrics to look like separates. This may or may not happen, I may use my tried and trusted M6711 hack as I love it.
Dinner last night was Greek style baked vegetables with fish, I had it for the first time, many years ago, in Corfu. I had to use dried Dill and could not get the Fennel that I wanted but it was still delicious.
Tonight we will be having a meze of little taster dishes, some will be leftovers and some will be recipe tryouts on a small scale.
I will be making one of my favourite cauliflower dishes, I barely cook the florets and then toss them in a French Dressing and serve while still hot. I love it and the smell is as good as the taste.
I think that it is time to get the kettle on for a cuppa and then it will be sewing time. Lovely.
I hope that you all have a good weekend and for those of you who have to work I hope that all goes smoothly and hassle free.