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getting organised

Well, things are still pretty hamstered, but I expected that.  But in two weeks today I’ll be off at Sewjourn, sewing up some of the what feels like hundreds of garments I have cut out over the past few weeks.  They’re all quick sews, almost all knits.  I really need to slow down and make some proper woollen jackets and coats for this winter, especially for the girls.  We have a trip to Tasmania planned in July – it will be COLD!  But in the meantime I’m writing more lists (yes, I am a list-writer Meredithe!), ticking more things off the lists, writing more things on the lists, getting through the commitments, and buying fabric to make Clare an “Anne of Green Gables” dress to wear at the school Literature Character Dress Up Day in late May.

For Clare's "Anne of Green Gables" dress (view A)

I’m making view A – the dress with the floral bodice and solid skirt. I’m not making the jacket that coordinates – getting the dress made well in time will be enough for a dress-up! Clare was very pleased with the fabrics and trims that I chose – I usually choose such things with her, but she was at school and I needed to get it done. We’re still working out the best way to dye her hair red for the occasion. Spray on colours will be too tomato red, I think. I suggested an auburn rinse, but warned her that it would last through 8 washes or so. She was horrified at the thought! In the meantime a friend suggested that she could do her hair in a sock bun. I had no idea what one was, so Clare has been busy googling and we have found an excellent website called cute girls hairstyles. She is spending lots of time finding out groovy ways of doing her hair. Fun!

And if you were wondering what I was going to make for Stella to wear on the day – she’ll be going as Silky.  I gave her no option!  Luckily she loves The Magic Faraway Tree series.


4 thoughts on “getting organised

  1. That dress will be lovely! Thanks for the hair blog- we’ve had tears this week as Sib’s frustrated with her hair- but wants it kept long! I’ve told her we should You Tub, and she laughed when I said there would be a blog- I can prove it now! and i’ll get practising!

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