But that's OK, I think I needed a long hiatus to make me realise how much I missed creating.
Now I've got the 'bug' again, I'm hoping to sew up a storm in 2011!
Christmas brought me some inspiration for a new dress; although I bought the fabric and binding way back in September on a fabric shopping afternoon at Materialise with my sewing buddy, Tracy, it wasn't until just before Christmas I felt the desire to frock up in something new.
Sew, without further ado, here is my Christmas dress...
I really love this pattern and it just may be my 'go-to' dress pattern as I don't have to make any adjustments to it. I did actually lengthen it by 5cm as I do like a longer skirt. Made from 100% cotton and with a lined bodice, it was very easy to sew.
Here's a bit of hemline loveliness...
I found this bias binding in the shop when I was there and thought it co-ordinated with the fabric perfectly. I'm going to make a self covered belt with the bias as an accent but I do need to go purchase some more as I didn't have quite enough at the time.
Here's a sneak peak of my next 'work-in-progress'.
With Rebecca's birthday tomorrow and off to Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi the next day, it just may have to sit, unfinished, on my sewing table for just a little while longer!
Finally, hoping that 2011 brings you lots of fun, laughter and creating!!