Thank you for the comments and good wishes for my back and for poorly Little I. She seems better and is back at school. Fingers crossed she manages to stay well for the rest of the term. As for me, the doctor said it would take 4 - 6 weeks for my back to recover....eeek. Only if I am not better by then can I be referred for physio. In the meantime she recommended painkillers. I am trying to do my back exercises in the meantime.
So, progress update on the sparkly sewalong and I have managed some.
Simplicity 2246, aka the Lisette Traveller dress, goes together really easily. It is the kind of pattern that lends itself to being sewn in small bursts of activity.
Last week I almost finished the placket, sewed the collar and inserted the sleeves. The instructions suggest hemming at a middle stage of construction - I didn't do that as I want to check the hem length once I have finished. Monday morning I sewed the last placket seam and wound a new bobbin in preparation for the nine buttonholes...
Tuesday morning I marked out the buttonholes - there is a super useful button hole marking guide in the pattern pieces. This saved a lot of time and measuring. Then I sewed six buttonholes while RG slept and the final three with her watching me.
Phew...just buttons, pockets and hems left, plus snipping and finishing off...I am hoping I can get this finished for the 4th July deadline. I hgave also cut front and back of the proper blue fabric as this brown version was supposed to be a wearable muslin.
Right, no more sewing, it is time for this view....mushy pear and parsnip for her, coffee for me. Let's hope I don't get muddled up.