I am so NOT patient. Never have been. Never will be.
I’m the type of person that decides to do something and does it.So it’s been rather frustrating waiting for The Colette Sewing Handbook to arrive via airmail from Amazon. I ordered it – then was told they did not have it in stock. Then they emailed and said that they were not sure if they could obtain a copy and did I still want to wait? So I did – even though it was killing me. Then the book finally arrived (via canoe I believe)… with no patterns. So now I am waiting for the publisher to post them to me. Alas.
Lesson learnt – shoulda have spent the extra money and ordered it from Colette directly. Oh well, I have purchased five patterns from them already. And at least I got to hang onto the beautiful book and read and prepare for the arrival of the patterns!
I ordered it from Amazon as I stumbled across the book there – looking for something else, saw the cover, was intrigued, and then became so inspired reading the comments, I promptly decided to take up sewing again. So I bought it. It seems like a great structured way to polish some old skills and learn some new ones. I am slightly terrified of learning how to actually fit a pattern properly but the ELH (ever lovin’ hubby) is buying me a dress form to help. Hooray!
I’m so glad I did find this book as I have discovered a whole new world in blogland via the Colette flikr groups and profiles which lead me to more blogs – it’s been inspiring and also provide me with a virtual community as NONE of my friends sew. NONE.
So I decided to blog, perhaps someone will read it. Perhaps not. But I need to have some sort of conversation and this seemed a good place to start.
So I await The Colette Sewing Handbook and I dream of a black meringue, floral pastille, lacy sheer taffy (don’t think anyone has done this). I am waiting for a liquorice and truffle vision…
In the meantime, I’m torn between stitching another delightful Vogue 1247 (I think this is going to be an addiction), Lisette Itinerary dress (although I’m searching for a perfect Japanese print to contrast with a lovely navy linen I have waiting), a muslin for the Lisette Traveler Dress in view C (all in one fabric with a decent belt) or take something that looks a tad tricky but interesting Vogue 1220.
Oh and I will take some pictures of my other completed projects over the next week or so!