I’ve had a whirlwind start to 2013.
- I went back to Australia.
- Found out with 3 days notice that I needed to shift to Hervey Bay.
- My car broke it’s water pump -> blew the head gasket -> cooked the engine. She is dead.
- Cyclone Oswald blew in and while I am (mostly) dry, theres flooding everywhere north and south of here. I think that even if I had a car, I couldn’t get out of town.
So all this has changed my plans somewhat.
Somerset is looking GRAND in the storage unit. I gave her another coating of oil, and I’m hoping like hell the storage place doesn’t flood. However because my car is being scrapped, I have to buy a new one – which will use all my inheritance money, and more. This means she won’t be getting refurbished this year, very sad.
I did, however, bring Elna with me to Hervey Bay. My cousin’s Art Deco wedding is at the start of March and I am sewing myself two spiffing outfits. One for the wedding itself, and another for the evening function at the vineyards.
The day outfit I want to be cotton, light, comfortable and have a hat.
And I’m going to use some fabric from my stash. Hurrah!
So for the first time I have not got a proper pattern, and made a sketch of what I want.
I’m not completely drafting it by myself though – the Readers Digest Guide To Sewing, and the vintage guide “The One Hour Dress” is stepping me through it.