Sitting at home on my balcony in my new Lekala dress, looking forward to when things start improving around the world and we can get back to normal in our daily lives.
I feel lucky that I have kept my job, can work from home and the worst thing I’ve had to do is cancel a few upcoming holidays. Plus, Australia seems to be doing pretty well compared to other countries. I’ve started Skyping more, especially since my older brother has recently had a baby boy and also trying to get out for a morning walk to this beautiful landscape below.
It’s crazy how much things have changed for everyone over the past few weeks with COVID-19. I’m lucky enough to still be working from home and found myself with a lot more spare time, not having to travel into the city each day. So instead of letting all of the stress and worry about what’s going on in the world get to me, I decided to come up with an assortment of sewing projects to keep me busy.
Description: Summer strapless slim-fitted dress with ruffled top. Pattern: Top from Lekala Dress with straps and the skirt is Butterick 5949 Fabric: Lightweight Blue Linen with a lined skirt (stolen from my mum’s stash)
I stumbled upon this dress on one of my Insta stalks. There are so many gorgeous version of this online. If you’re wanting to have a look for yourself just search the hashtag #ninaleekewdress. Ninalee is a UK based pattern company, which I had never seen or heard before so it was great to add them to my list of designers!
Description: Long flowy dress with fitted top with either sleeves or straps with off-the-shoulder sleeves. Pattern:Ninelee Kew Dress Material: Rayon from Spotlight
My first clothing project this year was creating this fun, flowey, summery dress. I got in just in time to wear it to Valentines / my mums Bday lunch this past weekend. My amazing boyfriend also got me a bunch of roses! Very spoilt! I’m sure he’s loving me saying that too.
Description: Very loose-fitting, pullover dress which has elastic at the neckline and waist. It also has a number of variations for the sleeve and hem. In long and short versions. Pattern:Butterick 6451 Material: Rayon material from Spotlight
It’s pretty amazing that you can google whatever type of sewing pattern you want these days and find some gorgeous free designs. This Madeline Dress from Sewing Rabbit is such a cute little design and easy to find and download. My friends little girl just loves dresses that she can twirl in, so I figured with the large gathered skirt this dress would be perfect.
Sewing Pattern:The Madeline Dress Fabric: Cotton skirt and Jersey Cotton top Pattern: Beginner level
You can’t really tell from the photo below but I’m soooo excited to be posting my second dress for 2019. I’ve had a great start to the year and that’s mostly because of the people that I have in my life right now. It’s amazing how much you grow as a person when you surround yourself with positive, influential people who inspire you to be the best version of yourself.
To make things even more incredible my good friend, who got diagnosed with stage four cancer two years ago is almost in remission. He still has a long way to go and fortnightly cancer treatments but it’s the results that all of us hoped for but didn’t see coming. Last year he was even asked to tell his story at the Cancer Councils annual White Orchard ball, which made us all so proud!