I've decided that my latest Sew Weekly Challenge can be incorporated into 'Sew Grateful', which is being hosted by Debi at My Happy Sewing Place. I'm a bit late with the challenge because I'm so busy at the moment finishing up the presentation of my current knitting module.
I'm using a Burda sewing pattern which I was sent as part of a worldwide pattern swap organised by Kat from the Sew Weekly Sewing Circle. Barbara from Croatia sent it to me - it's a lovely full skirted dress with a fitted bodice. I'm making it in a red, satiny fabric which I found at a nearby fabric store for just £4.99 per metre (and I only need 3!). I'm always glad to find fabric here because I'm supporting an independent business and Maureen, the lady that runs the store, is so helpful, in that she's been a sewer herself for many years. The shop is called, The Sew Inn and it's located in Downham Market, Norfolk (picture to follow).
I hope to wear the dress at Christmas and in the New Year for an outing to the Strictly Come Dancing tour at Nottingham Arena. I'm going with a train travelling friend and it's something twinkly and sparkly to look forward to in the winter months.
Some photographs to follow, though I just wanted to list some of the reasons why I am Sew Grateful - for friendship and a wonderfully absorbing and inspiring hobby.