Saturday, October 13, 2007

Still here

No, not here as in my truck outside this Hotel in Bourton on the Water, here as in still alive.

You may have thought that I'd disappeared but no, I'm still here. having a hard time finding things to blog about as mostly I've been doing stuff in my head rather than in real life. So, no knitting to show I'm afraid.

I did go to Sileby for my bra making workshop last Friday though so I have one finished object to show.

Okay before everyone runs screaming from the room I'm NOT wearing it. I realise that there are sites that cater to people who like to look at that sort of thing (fat birds in bras) but rest assured gentle reader, this is not one of them. So here's my first home (well nearly) made bra. It aint fancy but it FITS!!! AND it looks like a bra too. Some of the stitchings a tad wonky but considering how long it is since I last used my sewing machine I think that I (and it) did a pretty good job. Now I'm well keen to make some more.

What do you think of the fabric that I've pictured it on? It's a vest top which I bought when I was a good deal thinner than I am now, so alas it no longer fits. Certainly enough fabric in it to make a bra though (but not matching knickers). I'm looking at stretch fabric from a whole new perspective nowadays.

Isn't life fun!?


TutleyMutley said...

I'm impressed by anyone who can make their own brassiere! Not a wonky stitch to be seem from this angle.
I didn't know you drove trucks either. That's quite a contrast in activities.
I nearly got on a bus driving course once - lots of double declutching I was reliably informed. But they turned me down when they found I couldn't commit to two years...

Miss Janelle said...

Wow! I am so impressed! Your stitching looks great. How neat to make your own well-fitting bra!

Way to go!

Abby Franquemont said...

WOW do I wanna learn how to make my own bra. I mean, I might be able to have one that fit.